Salesforce, the U.S. software giant, said it will permanently allow most of its
employees to work from home even after the Covid-19 pandemic subsides.
“The 9-5 workday is dead,” Brent Hyder, the chief people officer at Salesforce, said in a statement on the company’s website.
Salesforce said it polled its workers and found that almost half of its employees want to come into the office only a few times per month, while 80 percent of employees seek “to maintain a connection to a physical space.”
The company will offer employees flexibility in how, when and where they work including through a flex schedule; in-office one to three days a week; fully remote or office-based four to five days per week.
“This work-from-anywhere model will unlock new growth opportunities that will help us drive greater equality,” Hyder added. “Our talent strategy is no longer bound by barriers like location, so we can broaden our search beyond traditional city centers and welcome untapped talent from new communities and geographies.”