Building Job Satisfaction of Work From Home (WFH) Employees in Depok City During the Covid-19 Pandemic

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Syamsu Rizal, Erlyn Rosalina, Hikmah Murwida, Erwin Permana


As a place for employees to work, a company must have an awareness of the importance of preparing work programs that pay attention to work-life balance. Even more, during the COVID-19 pandemic, the government has implemented micro-scale Community Activity Restrictions (PPKM) with the rules of Work From Office (WFO) and Work From Home (WFH) respectively with a maximum capacity of 50%. The study aims to: 1) analyze the influence between the work-life balance on job satisfaction and Work From Home (WFH). 2) analyze the impact of the work environment on job satisfaction with Work From Home (WFH). This study was conducted in Depok City, because Depok City is the first city detected by COVID-19 in Indonesia, considering that the Depok City local government implements stricter health protocols, especially in the work environment. Sampling uses a purposive sampling technique with a sample number of 100 respondents. Instrument testing uses validity tests and reliability tests, while the data analysis method uses multiple linear regression analysis, T-test, F test, R² determination coefficient test. The results showed that job satisfaction is influenced by work-life balance and work environment. This study shows that work-life balance has a significant positive effect on job satisfaction. The work environment has a significant positive effect on job satisfaction. The results of this study contribute thought to the world of work to always implement work-life balance programs and become a work environment. To be able to run the WFH program in the pandemic period optimally, digital media adoption is needed. Further research is recommended to examine the use of digital media by companies in Depok City during the pandemic.

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