American technology giant Microsoft has assured to lengthen its work-from-home policy and make it fixed and long-lasting for some workers. The company will permit its employees to work from home freely for less than 50 per cent of their working week and the managers will be able to accept permanent and stable remote work.
Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Microsoft corporation has released the new “hybrid workplace” guidance that lays out how employees can have a more mouldable remote work schedule and the employees can even relocate elsewhere and move across the country for the remote work, depending upon the company’s own geopay scale. Also, the company will cover home office expenses for fixed and permanent workers.
In a statement, Microsoft’s chief people officer, Kathleen Hogan stated that “We will offer as much flexibility as possible to support individual work styles, while balancing business needs and make sure we live our culture” The statement extended to say “We have provided guidance to employees to make informed decisions around scenarios that could include changes to their worksite, work location and work hours once offices are open without any COVID-19 restrictions.”
In March, when the coronavirus (Covid-19) epidemic strike, the US Microsoft tech giant was one of the first companies to shift its technology workforce remotely.
However, the other technology giants such as Zillow and Twitter have said they will allow and permit its employees to work-from-home (wfh) indefinitely.