LinkedIn to offer full-time remote, hybrid work options when offices reopen

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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Microsoft-owned LinkedIn will offer employees to choose full-time remote work or a hybrid option as offices eventually reopen, according to Chief People Officer Mr. Teuila Hanson.

When COVID-19 pandemic limits are lifted, Microsoft’s professional social networking site would expect workers to work from an office 50 percent of the time, by an initial indication last October.

Mr. Hanson remarked “We anticipate that we’ll see more remote employees than what we saw before the pandemic,” while adding that some jobs would require in-office work.

The technology sector was one of the first to allow employees to work from home when COVID-19 entered the United States last year. However, the extent to which IT businesses are adopting permanent remote labor is beginning to diverge.

LinkedIn, according to Mr. Hanson, does not now require employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19 before returning to work, in contrast to big businesses such as Facebook and Google, which have required vaccinations in response to an increase in US COVID-19 cases. Due to the increase in cases, Twitter is closing its recently restored offices.

Mr. Greg Snapper, director of corporate relations, commented that LinkedIn employees who shift locations may see their salary adjusted based on the local market where they’re situated.

Furthermore, Apple will require most employees to spend three days a week in the office, whereas Zillow Group and Reddit will allow most staff to work remotely.

Google is postponing a return to the office for most workers until mid-October and rolling out a policy that will eventually require everyone to be vaccinated once its sprawling campuses are fully reopened, as per an email sent to employees by CEO Mr. Sundar Pichai

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