Facebook To Allow All Employees To Work Remotely
In today’s ICT news from ICT Catalogue, it has been confirmed that — the popular social media giant, Facebook will be allowing nearly all employees to work remotely Post-Pandemic.
According to CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook has shifted its policy for remote work to allow all its employees of the company to continue to work from home — even after the pandemic if their work roles can be complete remotely. Mark told employees in an internal memo on recent Wednesday.
Per confirmation from Bloomberg, all the eligible employees at Facebook can make the request to work from home from mid-June, although the tech giant noted it will adjust the salaries of employees who opt to move to less expensive cities, and that those workers will still be urged to go to the office for team-building.
Facebook told employees who are required to come back to the office that they are expected to be at work in person “at least half the time,” as it gradually reopens its U.S. office locations.
Facebook expects to have opened the majority of its offices in the U.S. to at least half-capacity by September and fully reopened for employees by the following month.
Before the eligibility expansion, Facebook planned to allow only experienced employees from the company and those with experienced performance reviews to request permanent remote work.
“We’ve learned over the past year that good work can get done anywhere, and I’m even more optimistic that remote work at scale is possible, particularly as remote video presence and virtual reality continue to improve,” – Zuckerberg.
Zuckerberg said it earlier before he believes working remotely would be a big part of the company’s future with the help of the internet. Mark Zuckerberg projected half of Facebook’s workforce would be working from home permanently within the next decade.
Technology has so many advancement in the future and remote working technologies can be deployed in many tech firms across the globe since Twitter made the announcement last year, that it would allow its workforce to work from home indefinitely. After Apple offices reopen, numerous Apple employees wrote an open letter to CEO Tim Cook calling on the company to be more flexible about remote working.