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The shift to remote work will make it harder for big tech companies to recruit top talent.
For years, Facebook, Google, Apple, and others have been able to lure workers in with the promise of expensive perks and luxurious offices.
But companies can’t offer the same perks to employees who are working remotely.
Instead, the differences between companies will be much more distinguished by the nature of the work itself.
And this will give the edge to smaller startups, who are working on exciting problems but couldn’t historically compete with big companies on lifestyle.
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Facebook is launching an ambitious push into remote working, and expects to have as much of 50% of its tens of thousands of employees working remotely by 2030.

CEO Mark Zuckerberg believes that the move will bolster the company’s hiring efforts, saying on Thursday it “open[s] up a lot of new talent that previously wouldn’t have considered moving to a big city.”

But the opposite might be true: The coming remote work revolution might actually hamper big tech companies like Facebook, Apple, and Google’s ability to attract top-tier talent — even as it benefits the rest of the …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Tech


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