Facebook employees have been working from home since March.
According to Pichai, the few workers that will be allowed to work in corporate offices will resume in June or July, and they will resume with enhanced anti-COVID-19 safety measures in place. Previously, Google had told its employees that they would continue to work from home until June 1st.
Google chief executive officer Sundar Pichai has reportedly told his employees that they might have to work from home for the remainder of 2020. However, the initial goal is for only 10-15% of employees to work in offices, and people who can continue working from home will do so.
Facebook Inc said on Friday it would allow its workers who are able to work remotely to do so until the end of the year as the coronavirus pandemic forces governments to extend stay-at-home orders to curb the spread of the disease, Reuters reported. Today, we announced anyone who can do their work remotely can choose to do so through the end of the year. Earlier, Google had told all the employees through email that it is not possible to come to office before June but now it has been made a decision to extend the work from home.
Gopalakrishnan believes at least 20-30 per cent of IT employees would continue to work from home even after the lockdown is lifted and the situation returns to normalcy.
The social media company was actually quite quick off the mark regarding this. It is reported that Google and Facebook are giving their employees the facility to work from home (work from home) by the end of the year 2020.
As per the report, the company has revised its work from home policies this week.
The trend for working from home may suit some companies while they redesign their office spaces to cater to new social distancing guidelines.