Companies all over the world are reining in new changes to incorporate disruptions caused by the covid-19 pandemic. As virus-induced lockdown recedes in various countries, companies are tweaking the pay structures to reflect the emerging workplace scenarios – transitioning from hybrid work culture to permanent remote work.
What Google is planning
Google on Tuesday unveiled a platform that lets its workers calculate pay and benefits for remote work, and how this would change if they move to a cheaper – or more expensive – city.
Employees have the freedom
With the company’s new hybrid workplace, “more employees are considering where they live and how they work,” a Google spokesperson said in response to an AFP inquiry.
Google, which employs some 140,000 people worldwide, expects that in the post-pandemic work model 60 percent of its employees will meet in offices just a few days a week, and 20 percent of its workers will be in new office locations.
The remaining 20% of “Googlers” are expected to work from home, according to the spokesperson.
Your pay is based on city-based costs
The new Work Location Tool will show workers how their compensation will be adjusted depending on their location since pay is based on costs of living in places and tuned to local job markets.
Sundar Pichai advocates flexibility
Google chief executive Sundar Pichai has spoken of a need for flexibility regarding remote work and changes of location as tech companies reopen campuses abandoned during the pandemic.