Omicron Impact: 100% Work From Home Declared By These Tech Giants For Thousands Of Employees
The pandemic’s third wave is upon us and companies are once again scrambling to send their employees back home.
What is different this time around is that some firms are opting to go the work from home route indefinitely.
The Indian government for its part has directed half of its employees ranking below Under Secretary to work from home.
Take a look at some big ticket companies who have altered their working models permanently.
Like almost all others, the social media giant also made the switch to work from home in the early stages of the pandemic.
In May 2020, co-founder Jack Dorsey told employees that they can continue to work from home even after the situation improves.
Those who need to attend office in person due to the nature of their job are free to do so.
The business communication platform gained immense popularity thanks to the pandemic.
It quickly switched to work from home in 2020 and decided to make the change permanent.
Back in February 2021, the music streaming company began a work from anywhere policy for its employees.
They can even work from cities that do not have a Spotify office.
Employees have the option to either work from home or office as they deem fit even as the pandemic situation settles.
Formerly known as Facebook, Meta rolled out its ‘office deferral program’ in December 2021, in recognition of hesitation from employees to return to offices.
The program gives employees a choice to delay their scheduled return to offices by three to five months.
Employees working remotely can request full-time remote work.
The software giant will allow its employees in the US to continue working from home until further notice.
Kathleen Hogan, Microsoft’s chief people officer, said that the company wants to offer flexibility to accommodate “individual work styles, while balancing business needs”.
Employees can relocate for remote work, but compensation and benefits will depend on the company’s geopay scale.