Remote work is all the rage right now. And Airbnb’s CEO is making big moves in the world of remote work. The CEO’s “work from anywhere” policy is one of the most liberal in the industry, and it’s drawing millions to their job ads.
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Staff shortages due to Brexit are still happening. One business has to turn away people because they are so short staffed.
Underrepresented founders get a boost.
Reimagining employee retention.
Keeping unconscious bias out of decision marking in the workplace.
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#1. Airbnb’s permanent work from anywhere policy is drawing top talent.
When the pandemic hit., Airbnb’s business as hit hard. The platform plunged 80% in two months. But the rise of remote work and the bliesure movement has pushed bookings and revenue about the company’s pre-pandemic levels. It’s led the CEO of Airbnb, Brian Chesky, to announce several big moves, including one of the industry’s most liberal “work from anywhere” policies.
“Since we made the announcement, more than 1 million people have visited our jobs page. I’ve had tons of other CEOs reach out to me saying, “Hey, we’re thinking about doing this.” I never predicted that our design would have an influence on the world. I think we just struck a chord,” the CEO told Fortune.
“I don’t think hybrid, asking people to come back to work in the office three days a week, actually provides a ton more flexibility than the old world. And I felt like location-based pay would eventually be an outdated practice. We’re just getting in front of the curve. And listen, if people can live on Airbnb, if I live in San Francisco and I want to go to Maine for three months, am I going to lower your pay because Maine may have a lower cost of living? It would be kind of weird,” he added. Read more at Fortune.