More Facebook Staffers Will Work Remotely In Future 05/22/2020

Facebook's CEO says the company will begin

Zuckerberg said the company is likely to keep most of its workers working remotely for much longer, although others are likely to prefer working at a company office.

Andrew Bosworth, head of Facebook's AR and VR division, has tweeted a short video of the company's experiment with mixed reality for "supercharging remote work and productivity".

"At the same time, I also want to emphasise that I just think Covid is going to be with us for a while to come".

As reported by Mashable, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that the company is going to allow its employees to work remotely this year with thousands of them permanently working from home as the coronavirus pandemic continues to reshape the global economy.

Zuckerberg's announcement comes after Twitter told most employees they could work from home indefinitely and Shopify offered employees a similar option. Also, Facebook will conduct most of its United States recruitment online while it will begin taking in permanent remote work requests later this year.

Making 75% of its employees work from home will facilitate social distancing in the office because of the fact that a smaller number of employees would be using a larger office space allowing them to sit and work far from each other whilst still being available to furnish the day to day requirements of things like this. "I think we're going to be the most forward-leaning company on remote work at our scale, for sure", he said during a live stream.

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Entry-level hires will largely not be eligible for remote hiring at first, he said.

"Culture is built very carefully over time", he said. The company will begin by focusing on recruiting for advanced engineering positions, Zuckerberg said. For one, internal polling shows a majority want to get back to into the office as soon as possible, Zuckerberg said.

Employees who attempt to wiggle around those compensation adjustments will be subject to "severe ramifications", he said, as the company needs to account for employee locations to avoid violating tax laws.

On Thursday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckeberg made the prediction as Facebook is going to let more staffers work remotely on a permanent basis.

Meanwhile, 30% of managers said they would definitely support fully remote teams, while 30% said they probably would and 10% indicated that they would not be willing to do so. Zuckerberg said Facebook employees were recently asked to respond to a survey about the change, and 50 percent said they were as productive working from home as they were at the office.

Zuckerberg outlined the criteria for permanent remote work status, including experience and strong recent performance, belonging to a team that supports remote work and approval from a group leader.

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