Beginning June 15, Facebook workers at all levels can work from home full-time. Employees can request to work remotely full-time even after the pandemic. Previously, only employees from certain seniority levels could request a remote arrangement.
Remote Work Arrangement
Facebook’s previous policy on work from home varied between departments. Now, all employees across all levels can request a work from home arrangement even after the pandemic.
It does come with some caveats. Facebook workers who convert to a permanently remote role and move to a different location will have to expect a pa adjustment based on local rates. This is in line with CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s announcement on remote work last summer.
Hybrid Schedule For Some Facebook Workers
For jobs that require an office presence, Facebook recommends a hybrid schedule. Facebook workers should report to the office at least half of the time.
The hybrid schedule will continue for the foreseeable future. As a result, Facebook’s US offices will open in September at 50% capacity.
Meanwhile, a full return for workers who want work from the office will tentatively start by October. In addition, the company said that for the remainder of 2021, Facebook employees will have 20 business days to work from anywhere.
However, they need to have work authorization while working from there.
Work Remotely From Abroad
The company is also developing policies that cover Facebook workers interested in moving abroad while continuing to work. Starting June 15, Facebook will support remote work for people who want to move from the US to Canada.
Meanwhile, for those working in the UK who want to move throughout Europe, the Middle East, or Africa, they can do so as well. But, workers will require permission based on role and team strategy.
Before the announcement, only tech and recruiting roles are given permission to remotely work from different locations.
The social media giant plans to expand international locations where employees can base themselves. Availability will mostly depend on how many employees want the location, and if the company operates there.
Realizing the changing landscape, Facebook plans to continually revisit its flexible work policies. According to a company spokesperson, “We’re committed to making sure everyone has the opportunity to do the best work of their careers at Facebook, and we’ll continue to build on these and other practices over time.”
Meanwhile Over At Apple…
Meanwhile, Apple, another tech titan, can’t wait to get back to normal. For the moment, they will be instituting a hybrid work system.
Apple CEO Tim Cook announced last week that beginning September, employees will return to the office three days a week on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Apple is also giving two-week work-from-anywhere benefits to employees.
In contrast, Apple employees signified their dislike for the return to work dictum. “Apple’s remote/location-flexible work policy, and the communication around it, have already forced some of our colleagues to quit,” Apple employees wrote in an internal letter provided to The Verge.
“Without the inclusivity that flexibility brings, many of us feel we have to choose between either a combination of our families, our well-being, and being empowered to do our best work, or being a part of Apple,” the letter added.
Watch the Inside News video reporting that Facebook will let all employees who can work remotely request to work:
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