- Apple wants the employees to return to the office from April 11.
- The return to the office will be a gradual shift from the WFH space.
- Google gives the employees the choice to choose from WFH or return to the office.
Apple has announced a deadline for the U.S. staff to return to the office. The employees have been requested to be returned to the office by April 11, putting an end to the WFH for years.
Apple has been making efforts to bring the corporate employees back to the office since June 2021 but considering the on-set of COVID-19, the decision got postponed. COVID-19 and its variant cases have been on an unstable graph of rising and fall. This has made it more difficult for the employers to decide between WFH and calling the staff to the office.
Apple chooses the hybrid model
Though the company has requested the employees to return to the office, from April 11, the staff will be required to work from the office one day per week. The announcement was made by the CEO of Apple, Tim Cook.
The published memo also notified that three weeks after April 11, the corporate employees will need to work twice a week from the office. And from May 23 the staff will work 3 days a week.
The gradual transformation to work from the office will benefit the employees to adapt to the changing workspace.
Apple joins the Tech & Finance companies
The COVID cases are on a decline and several tech & finance companies are mandating a return to the office. Apple is also joining the same league but the return to office is different as compared to other companies.
Meanwhile, Google has notified the staff to return to the office for three days a week from April 4 in some of its U.S., U.K., and APAC offices. Parag Agrawal, the CEO of Google, confirmed through a tweet that the company is ready to fully open up business travel and all the offices across the globe. However, it will be the employee’s choice to choose where they want to work.