Apple has announced to end work from home. The company is asking its employees to be ready to return to offices. It said that employees worldwide will soon resume work at the office. It has set February 1 as the tentative date for employees to return to offices. The tech giant, however, said that it will adopt a hybrid working model. The company has already sent an internal memo to employees. The company said offices will resume from February 1 with a hybrid work pilot. Under this policy, Apple could allow employees to work remotely for one or two days every week. The memo said that some may have to come to the office for four to five days depending on the role.
According to the memo, employees will have to come to the office on the first three days of the week. On the last two working days of the week, employees can work remotely. Employees who require spending more time in the office according to their project will have to come to the office more than three days. Besides, the iPhone maker has also planned to let employees work remotely for up to four weeks every year. The company had earlier said that it will let employees work remotely for two weeks every year. But now the company has extended it to four weeks. It added that two extra weeks to work remotely will give employees more opportunities to travel.
Apple had planned to reopen the office earlier. But it delayed the decision at least till January next year after the rise in Covid-19 cases in parts of the United States. The surge in cases was mainly due to the widespread of the Delta variant. The government has managed to bring the situation under control by ramping up the vaccination drive. Apple had in August said that it will serve a month’s notice to its employees before asking them to return to offices. The company had earlier announced to reopen the office for three days every year from September. But then it delayed the decision till October. Later, the Cupertino headquartered company postponed the plan too early 2022.