Microsoft will allow employees to work from home permanently after the office reopens
It looks like the current pandemic has shifted the view of some companies and Microsoft is one of them. Now, the tech giant is allowing its emloyees to work from home permanently. The company has unveiled the “hybrid workplace” guidance internally to allow for greater flexibility once the US offices eventually reopen in January 2021 at the earliest.
Microsoft will now allow employees to work from home freely for less than 50 percent of their working week, or for managers to approve permanent remote work. Employees who choose the permanent remote work option will need to give up their assigned office space, but they will still have the options to use touchdown space available at Microsoft's offices.
Hardware lab at Microsoft.
Furthermore, employees will also be allowed to relocate dosmetically with approval, or even move internationally if remote working is viable for their particular role. For those who chose to move internationally, compensation and benefits will change and vary depending on the local company’s geopay scale. However, not every employee can completely work from home without visiting the office as some of their job scopes still require them to use the company's facilities like hardware labs or data centers.
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