In a bid to lure staff and consolidate its work culture, rental company Airbnb has implemented a full remote working policy that will allow workers to live and work from anywhere around the world, be it their homes, offices, or vacation destinations. 

The new policy will not only make remote work “the predominant way that we all work 10 years from now,” but will also help in not “limiting the talent pool to a commuting radius around our offices,” CEO Brian Chesky told employees on Thursday. 

“The world is becoming more flexible about where people can work,” Chesky said in an email.

 “We see this in our own business. We wouldn’t have recovered so quickly from the pandemic had it not been for millions of people working from Airbnbs,” he added. 

However, the San-Francisco-based company will require employees to attend offline meetings and important events. There will be no changes in compensation if a worker decides to relocate or switch his/her mode of working. 

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For those who choose to work in a different country for a brief period of time, it will be mandatory to provide a permanent residential address to facilitate standard payroll and tax procedures. Even though it consists of a “mountain of complexities,” Chesky assured that Airbnb is looking for an effective solution for the complex issue.

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The policy aims to hire more people and retain good employees that previously had commuting restraints. 

Airbnb’s remote work policy comes after two years since the COVID-19 pandemic began and forced workers all around the world to perform their jobs from their homes in order to avoid contagion. 

After a downtick in COVID-19 cases, several companies including Meta and Microsoft have urged their employees to return to the office, mostly on a hybrid basis.