Table of Contents:
- Contractor Ways of Working
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This article provides information about the required modes of operation for contractors working with B Lab.
Please keep in mind that this article is not exhaustive; the POps team is happy to answer questions and provide support to teams for any information not covered by this article. Please reach out to us with any questions by opening a new ticket - ticket responses are added to the FAQs section below on a regular basis.
Contractor Ways of Working
Home Office and Use of Personal Devices - Computer
The contractor is responsible for providing their own supplies and equipment - this includes a computer and any peripherals, as well as any other equipment necessary for the completion of the contract and scope of work.
Much of our meeting time is connected via video conferencing and therefore contractors must be able to participate without interruption. Therefore, the contractor's computer must meet these minimum performance standards:
- Google Meet: Requirements for using Google Meet - Google Meet Help
- Zoom: System requirements for Windows, macOS, and Linux – Zoom Help Center
- Slack: Minimum requirements for using Slack
Home Office and Use of Personal Devices - Home Office
The contractor is responsible for arranging their own remote workspace: B Lab will not provide office or other working space for contractors.
Home Office and Use of Personal Devices - Visiting B Lab Offices
B Lab cannot request or require that a contractor be present at a B Lab office on a set schedule. B Lab can request that a contractor meet onsite at a B Lab office upon occasion, but the contractor will not have a designated, permanent workspace. Contractors are welcome to float at an open desk when available; however, contractors may only access "B Lab-Guest" wifi networks (where available).
This protocol applies to any contractor, whether the individual is represented independently or through an agency.
Home Office and Use of Personal Devices - File Storage
Contractors must create a B Lab directory on their laptop. If B Lab associated files are to be stored locally, this is the directory to be used. Examples of data to be stored in this directory include:
- Downloaded documents, forms, spreadsheets
- Email attachments
This directory is to be deleted on or before the end date of the contractor’s engagement with B Lab.
If the contractor is to use a B Lab official email account and signature, they must make use of the B Lab Official Email Signature 2019. The Internal Tech team will set up the email signature and lock it.
If the contractor chooses to list B Lab as their current employer, they must specify “Contractor” in front of the job title.
No contractor is permitted to use or distribute B Lab business cards as their own.
Independent Contractor may be given the option to access CultureAmp Engagement, but should not be given access to CultureAmp Performance.
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