A week after the announcement by Twitter that some of his employees will be able to stay telecommuted “forever Facebook details in more detail how it plans to organize its workforce in a post-Covid-19 world. “We will be the most ahead company in the world on remote work“Said its CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who estimates that half of his employees will work from home within 5 to 10 years.
A significant measure for the social network, whose culture hitherto rested on the physical proximity and the emulation encouraged within its gigantic Menlo Park campus. But Facebook, which believes that the disruptions caused by the coronavirus are going to last, will also have to adapt. “We will start actively recruiting people to work remotely from July 1“Said the company, which will also allow its 45,000 employees to telecommute, but under certain conditions.
No telework for young recruits
“Only employees who can demonstrate a certain seniority, who perform well and who are part of a team with which telework is possible will be able to work at home permanentlySaid Mark Zuckerberg in an interview with The Verge. Facebook, the vast majority of whose employees are now teleworking since the measures put in place against the Covid-19, will therefore ask part of them to return from next year. Particularly young recruits, who must learn to work in a team before gaining more autonomy.
Until now, Facebook has followed a different logic and encouraged its employees to move financially near their place of work. He plans in this new configuration to adapt their salary according to the cost of living of their place of residence, and therefore possibly lower the salaries of those who choose to leave the very expensive Silicon Valley.
But, according to its CEO Mark Zuckerberg, the generalization of telework will not necessarily cost less to Facebook. Employees who work from home will regularly visit one of the company’s sites to physically meet their colleagues. A significant cost borne by the company which, according to Mark Zuckerberg, will be equivalent to the savings made in salary and rent.