LinkedIn allows employees to work fully remote, removes in-office expectation

LinkedIn will allow employees to opt for full-time remote work or a hybrid option as offices gradually reopen, chief of staff Teuila Hanson told reporters at our partner news agency Reuters.

This new policy is a change from the initial indication last October that Microsoft Corp’s professional social networking site would expect employees to work from an office 50% of the time when the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions are lifted.

The updated policy, which offers the flexibility to remotely work full-time or work in an office part-time, will apply to LinkedIn’s global workforce of more than 16,000 employees.

“We anticipate that we will definitely see more remote employees than we saw before the pandemic,” Hanson said in an interview Wednesday before the announcement, adding that some jobs would require office work.

Hanson said LinkedIn does not currently require employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19 to return to the office, unlike tech companies like Facebook and Google that have responded to the increase in COVID-19 cases in the US. Requiring vaccinations. Twitter Inc is closing its recently reopened offices due to the increase in cases.

LinkedIn employees who move locations could see their salary adjusted based on the local market they are in, said Greg Snapper, director of corporate communications.

The tech industry was one of the first to allow employees to work from home when COVID-19 hit the United States last year. But the extent to which tech companies are embracing permanent remote working is now divergent.

Apple Inc will require most employees to work from the office three days a week starting in October, while Zillow Group Inc and Reddit Inc will allow most employees to work remotely. Google expects 60% of its workforce to return to the office at least part-time.

LinkedIn is reopening its global offices based on the COVID-19 infection rates at each location.

The Platform Executive team hopes you enjoyed this article. Machine translation from English to a growing list of languages ​​via Google AI Cloud Translation. Initial reports through our official content partners at Thomson Reuters. Reporting by Danielle Kaye. Edited by Aurora Ellis and David Gregorio.

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