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Working from home and hybrid roles Vs full office return

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Working from home and hybrid roles Vs full office return

​Working from home and hybrid roles are becoming increasingly more popular however, as we know Elon Musk has a huge influence on Twitter and the stock market, is he about to have an influence on other companies and their remote working models too?

At the start of this month the CEO of Tesla, Elon Musk demanded that Tesla employees must return to the office for in-person work at least 40 hours per week or they’ll be let go.

Like every other company, Tesla has allowed remote work for every role where it is possible since the Coronavirus pandemic hit in 2020. Many companies have concluded that workers are just as, if not more productive when remote working and most have decided to allow workers to continually work remotely.

This update of Tesla’s new policy was disclosed in a series of emails Elon Musk sent at the start of June, according to the electric car news site, Electrek.

“Anyone who wishes to do remote work must be in the office for a minimum (and I mean *minimum*) of 40 hours per week or depart Tesla. This is less than we ask of factory workers.”

In an email the billionaire added he would directly review and approve any requests for exemption from the company’s return-to-work policy, but he emphasized: “If you don’t show up, we will assume you have resigned.”

Musk’s new policy aside, earlier this year we researched market trends that we’re seeing from candidates and employers, and there’s one thing that is on everyone’s minds when looking for a new role… hybrid working.

Work/life balance is playing a bigger part of candidates’ requirements and returning back to ‘normal’ pre-pandemic seems so far away with many more factors now coming into play, for example; the cost of living rising and increasing petrol prices.

You can read more about our researched market trends in this years 2022 Salary Guide.

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