Big Tech takes the first steps to bring workers back to the fees

Uber signage is seen as an employee sits at the entrance to the ride-hailing giant's office fee in Hong Kong on March 10, 2017.

Uber signage is seen as an employee sits at the entrance to the ride-hailing giant’s office fee in Hong Kong on March 10, 2017.
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However the Covid-19 epidemic is still there Raging Worldwide, big tech companies delight in this Recently Development Over the last few Months And taking the first steps to bring their workers back into office fees.

This week, Uber and Facebook Some companies announced deadlines for a small percentage of their employees to return to campus. Uber will reopen its Mission Two offices fee 20% business in San Francisco on Monday, while Facebook plans to reopen select offices in the May 2 area up to 10% maximum seating capacity in early May. Micro .ft It will also open its Redmond, Washington and Washington headquarters and nearby campuses on a limited basis on Monday.

Returning to Office Fees will be voluntary in Uber, Facebook and Micro .ft at the moment.

Uber spokesman Lois van der Laan told Gizmodo on Saturday that as cities carefully return to the new normal state, Uber will also come. The work to return to The Fees will be done on a voluntary basis, he said, adding that Uber’s work from Home Police has been extended to 13 September.

Van der Ley said the company’s reopening protocol is in line with public health guidelines.

“Our office fee reopening protocol meets global, national and local public health guidelines (or more), and is developed in partnership with public health experts and health and safety partners,” he said in an email. “Employees returning to the workplace need to undergo virtual training, sign a COVID-19 precaution and acceptance form, and undergo daily health checks (including temperature checks) at home to be eligible for compensation.”

Other steps at the venue include a safety sign, social distance pulcards, a six-foot (approximately two-meter) space between the desks, and a mandatory face during the initial phase again. Uber is also running its cleaning services for office fees and says employees with symptoms, or whose family members are ill, should stay home. When it comes to vaccines, Uber told Gizmodo that they would not be needed at this stage of reopening.

Facebook told Gizmodo on Saturday that it has been moving from a home date to a global task to a site-to-site approach. The company said employees are given the option to work from home until July 2, and after that date, any employee who does not work full-time remotely can continue working from home at 50% after reopening their office for one month. . Capacity.

According to Facebook, the latest data indicates that the company will be able to open its largest sites at 0% capacity as early as September. After will be after.

“The health and safety of our employees and neighbors in the community is our priority and we are adopting a standard to reopen office fees,” Facebook spokesperson Chloe Meyer told Gijmodo. “As we return to the office fee, we have a number of safety protocols, including the required physical distance and mask, at all times while in the place fee, and, where possible, the weekly testing requirements of anyone working on site. We will continue to work with experts to ensure that our return to office plans prioritizes everyone’s health and safety.

Many of Facebook’s offices are in a different phase of reopening, depending on where they are located. To determine how and when to reopen, the company looks primarily at local health data, especially local case rates, vaccination rates, and local at access to testing and treatment, among other factors.

In the case of vaccinations, employees will not need to be vaccinated by Facebook at this time to return to the fee. The company says the vaccine is safe and encourages people to get vaccinated whenever they qualify. It’s only recently Started a tool To help people find out where and when they can be vaccinated.

Kurt Delbane, Executive Vice President of MicroSFT Blog post Microfit work sites in 21 countries will be able to accommodate additional workers in their facilities. Employees working on these sites represent about 20% of the company’s global workforce. Going forward, the company will focus on a hybrid workplace model.

In terms of its Redmond office fees, Delben said MicroSF has been monitoring local health data for months and has determined that Washington fees and Washington can safely place more employees on site while complying with state capacity limits.

“As we look to progress against the virus in this area and continue to evaluate our guidance, employees working at Redmond work sites or nearby campuses have the choice to return to those facilities or continue to work remotely, and there is flexibility. A combination of the two, “wrote Dalban.

He said Microsoft has assessed all of its workplaces to enable social gaps and understand what adjustments are needed to meet local health standards. Employees on site will be supplied with disinfectant wipes and facial ingots. MicroSFT also has limited capacity in the conference room, has implemented attendance strategies, and posted signs in common areas to ensure social distance with other measures.

Gijmodo reached out to Micros.ft on Saturday to comment on whether vacc workers would need vaccines for returning vacc fees, but we didn’t hear back until the time of publication. We will make sure to update this blog if we do.

As far as other big tech companies go, Edge report Google’s plans to return to Google Fees are currently uncertain. In 2020, Google said It will allow its employees to work from home until September of this year. Apple Cook CEO Tim Cook said in December that it was likely that most of the teams would not return to office fees before June 2021. Bloomberg. Twitter And SpotifyMeanwhile, employees are being allowed to work from home on a permanent basis if they wish.