Airbnb this week announced that its employees will have freedom to work from anywhere, only coming back into the office if they want to. Meanwhile some companies are rethinking office design in a bid to lure back employees and in Japan, some remote workers have turned to an anti-procrastination café in order to stay motivated.
What else matters this week?
US Vice President Kamala Harris is to host a meeting with union leaders seeking to represent workers at Starbucks, Amazon and more.
LinkedIn has agreed to pay $1.8million in compensation to underpaid female workers.
Aftershocks of the pandemic and war in Ukraine are posing a global economic risk of stagflation. How bad could it get?
Private companies in the US added 247,000 new jobs in April – less than expected.
We’ve got a full breakdown of all the top headlines you can’t miss this week.
#1. Airbnb says employees can work from anywhere.
While some companies are intent on calling employees back to the office, Airbnb has announced that all employees will be able to work fully remotely forever, if they want to. This includes the freedom to choose whether to work from home or the office, but also to move states or even countries while working for the company. As part of its ‘design for employees to live and work anywhere’ Airbnb is working with local governments to ensure work visas, and plans to introduce a tiered salary system based on the cost of living in different locations.