Due to the pandemic of 2020 known as COVID-19, many companies had to scramble to adjust how their employees went to work.
Countless companies had to switch to having their employees work from home as much as possible.
But, with a vaccine coming soon and many bans being lifted, people have been starting to go back to their offices.
Yet, there are some companies out there that liked what they saw from the switch to work-from-home jobs and are now going to offer them permanently.
Here are the companies that are letting their employees work at home permanently after trying it during COVID-19:
1. Nationwide Insurance
Nationwide Insurance is a group of large U.S. insurance and financial services companies.
After COVID-19, Nationwide is switching to a blended work model where employees will be able to start working from home permanently.
Infosys is a business consulting, information technology, and outsourcing services company.
They, according to Glassdoor, are planning on having 33%-50% of its workforce work from home permanently.
3. Lambda School
Lambda School is a school that trains people to be software engineers and data scientists with no upfront tuition.
They decided to go with a permanent work-from-anywhere policy for their U.S.-based employees.
Nielsen is a market research and technology company.
They are converting offices to team meeting spaces after COVID-19 and employees will be able to start working from home most of the time from now on.
Shopify is an ecommerce platform for selling things online, in-person or on social media.
Although Shopify already had some work-from-home job before the pandemic, all of their employees will now be able to work from home permanently.
Slack is a proprietary business communication platform.
Here, due to COVID-19, most employees now have the option to work from home permanently.
Plus, they are planning on hiring more work-from-home employees in the future.
Square is an American financial services, merchant services, and mobile payment company.
Their employees will now be able to work from home permanently even when everything goes back to normal at offices.
Twitter, as you probably know, is a social media platform.
Their employees will all be able to work from home indefinitely going forward, while being able to go into the office if they choose.
UpWork is a freelancing platform where enterprises and individuals connect in order to conduct business.
Working from home is now the default option for UpWork employees.
Zillow is an online real estate database company.
Most employees at Zillow will now be able to work from home permanently.
Bonus Companies That May Shift to Permanent Remote Work:
Mondelez is an American multinational confectionery, food, holding, and beverage company consisting mostly of former Kraft Foods Inc brands.
When it comes to working from home, their CEO, Dirk Van De Put, said this:
“Maybe we don’t need all the offices that we currently have around the world. So there is a major effort going, taking place as it relates to the costs in the business.”
Morgan Stanley is an investment bank and financial services company.
Here's what their CEO, James Gorman, said about work-from-home options for the company:
“We’ve proven we can operate with no footprint,” he said in a recent Bloomberg TV interview. “Can I see a future where part of every week, certainly part of every month, a lot of our employees will be at home? Absolutely.”
Barclays is another investment bank and financial services company.
Their CEO, Jes Staley, said this about their employees working from home in the future:
“There will be a long-term adjustment in how we think about our location strategy… the notion of putting 7,000 people in a building may be a thing of the past.”