This week, Google rolled out a new tool, called the Work Location Tool, that allows employees to request office changes or apply for remote work positions.
If employees request to be transferred to a new market, their pay could be adjusted depending on the region. This would almost guarantee a pay cut for employees working in large cities like San Francisco. The tool also shows employees an estimate of how their salaries would be impacted.
Last month, Google CEO Sundar Pichai revealed that the company planned for 20% of the organization to work remotely full-time, 20% to work from a Google office other than their assigned one and the other 60% working from their normal office campus throughout the week.
“With our new hybrid workplace, more employees are considering where they live and how they work,” A Google spokeswoman said in a statement. “To better equip people with the information they need to explore their options, we’ve built a tool that will allow all employees to request to move to a new location, or go remote.”