Many Facebook employees are expected to continue with the home office even after the new coronavirus pandemic, which caused COVID-19 has ended. In a statement posted on his personal page on Thursday (21), Mark Zuckerberg said that over a five to 10 year period, half of employees will accept working remotely.
According to the CEO, Facebook will not offer a home office option to all employees. Instead, the company will prioritize the people with the most experience and best performance. These professionals will also need to be part of teams that allow remote work and get approval from their team leaders.
Facebook will begin moving to the home office with employees from the United States and Canada. In addition, the company has brought remote jobs in most vacancies to the US, also aimed at more experienced professionals.
Of course, the pandemic was a major driver of the changes, but Zuckerberg said he has taken into account all the company’s investments in solutions that contribute to remote communication, such as Portals and Workplace. “We are working on a variety of telepresence technologies and products,” he said in an interview with The Verge.
“So if you have a lot of time in virtual reality, augmented reality, and video conferencing, you need to count on something that can help people do what they want, wherever they are.” , he continued.
While the plan to apply remote mute for half of the employees has not been implemented, Facebook focuses on more urgent measures. The company announced that, due to the coronavirus virus, employees will be able to continue working in their home offices until the end of 2020.
The offices are expected to reopen before July 6, and even if that happens, the company will take some security measures. Employees who choose to work directly will have to wear masks, check their body temperature and keep their distance from colleagues.
With information: Cnet.