Facebook will allow all its employees to work remotely, with effect from June 15, 2021, if they so wish and if their work can be easily done from their homes or remotely. However, if they relocate to an inexpensive or less expensive location, there will be changes in their remuneration.
The organisation would prefer employees to be in office at least half the time, and encourages office visits for team building and bonding.
The social-media firm is planning to open its offices in the US to at least 50 per cent capacity in three months’ time, and by October, it hopes to reopen fully. All of this year, employees have the option to work for up to 20 business days from any location other than where they reside. In fact, by January 2022, employees from the 60,000-strong Facebook workforce can move from the US to Canada or from Europe, Africa and the Middle East to any location in the UK, if they so desire. Earlier, this option to relocate was only available to techies or those in recruitment.
Mark Zuckerberg, CEO, Facebook, has admitted that fears pertaining to productivity being adversely impacted by remote working have been put to rest in the past year and a half. In fact, some employees have been more productive than before. Studies have shown that employees would rather quit their jobs than return to working from office!