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LinkedIn allows staff to work fully remote

LinkedIn allows staff to work fully remote

As big cοmpanies across the world are planning the return to the office this fall – with some of them requiring full vaccination proof from their employees – LinkedIn took a different turn and decided to offer its staff the flexibility to work remotely full-time.

Microsoft Corp’s professional social networking site will allow employees to opt for full-time remote work or a hybrid option as offices gradually reopen, Chief People Officer Teuila Hanson told Reuters.

This new policy is a shift from the initial indication last October that LinkedIn would expect employees to work from an office 50% of the time when COVID-19 pandemic restrictions are lifted.

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

Google and Facebook announced they will require U.S. employees to be vaccinated against the coronavirus before returning to the company’s offices. In a blog post, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said the vaccine mandate would apply to its U.S. offices in the coming weeks and would be required eventually for other locations.

Shortly after Google’s announcement, Facebook said it too will require anyone coming to work at its U.S. offices to be vaccinated. Amazon has said it will allow employees to work from home two days a week.

In the media industry, The Washington Post announced it will require all employees to provide proof that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if they plan to return to the newspaper’s newsroom this fall.


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