Microsoft Offers Permanent WFH to Some Employees

Microsoft Offers Permanent WFH to Some Employees

Microsoft has offered the option of working from home to some employees on a permanent basis with manager approval.


With this the Software giant has become the latest employer to expand remote work provisions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


The company said that its goal is to offer as much flexibility as possible to support individual workstyles, while balancing business needs and the culture.


Microsoft stated that some roles will continue to require an in-person presence, such as those needing access to hardware.


Chief People Officer Kathleen Hogan wrote in a blog post, "We recognize that some employees are required to be onsite and some roles and businesses are better suited for working away from the worksite than others. However, for most roles, we view working from home part of the time (less than 50 per cent) as now standard – assuming manager and team alignment."


"Work schedule flexibility is now considered standard for most roles. While part-time continues to be subject to manager approval, our guidance is meant to facilitate an open conversation between a manager and employee regarding considerations, she added."


Hogan also explained about the work location. She advised that managers and employees need to discuss and address considerations such as role requirements, personal tax, salary, expenses, etc.


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