Glossary of teleworking terms (2/2)


Here you can find a list of terms related to teleworking. It's about a glossary that lets companies, public entities and workers understand properly how teleworking works and its implications.

  • Platform work: is a way of working whereby certain organizations or individuals use an online platform to access other organizations or individuals to resolve problems and issues or provide specific services.
  • Remote-first: refers to a company or organization that prioritizes remote work over in-office work.
  • Remote-friendly: said of a company or organization that accepts and supports teleworking by its employees.
  • Tax residence: criterion of subjection to a tax power depending on the location where the individual or legal entity is located in a given territory, which means, the place where both the income obtained and the assets must be declared and taxed there.
  • Startup: newly created or early age company that presents great growth possibilities and commercializes products and services by using information and communication technologies. They go to market quickly to achieve the necessary growth and funding through digital transformation.
  • Asynchronous work: a way of performing work in a deferred manner over time, that is, work is performed at different times of the day and performed, for example, at different schedules to other workers.
  • Mobile work: mobile work refers to modes of work characterized by the worker (whether employed or self-employed) operating from various locations outside the employer's premises ( for example, at home, at a client's premises or on the road).
  • Smart work: a set of practices that add great flexibility to work methods through innovative solutions. Flexibility in areas such as location, schedule, hours worked and shared responsibility are some of the indicators of this way of working.
  • Telecommuting: is a synonym for teleworking, that isa work style where physical labor and commuting are replaced by the use of telecommunications that enable remote work.
  • Flexible work: describes a type of work arrangement that provides a degree of flexibility over how long, where, when and at what hours employees work.
  • Non-location work: refers to jobs without a fixed location. Jobs are posted without a location and workers can live and work in the location of their choice.
  • Hybrid work: a work mode that combines face-to-face work with telecommuting.
  • Virtual Office: an office with address and phone number, communication and administration services, and access to meeting rooms without the need of dedicated space.
  • VPN (Virtual Private Network): virtual network that guarantees the security and privacy of the company's information. This network can only be accessed by people within the company, thus protecting the information.
  • Visa: a control measure established in international agreements to legalize the entry or stay of people in a country where they are not nationals or are in free transit.

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