Google has revealed that it has approved 85% of remote working or relocation requests from employees.
The company is among the largest that will be adopting a hybrid work model upon returning to the office. While it will ask employees to return to their previous offices, it will let others perform their work responsibilities elsewhere.
The 15% of those who applied for these new arrangements saw their requests rejected due to their positions requiring face-to-face communication with customers according to Fiona Cicconi, head of human resources at Google.
“And some organizations have made a commitment to invest in key growth sites and are working to build their teams and critical mass in those particular hubs,” said Cicconi.
She added that rejected applicants could reapply for remote working or transfers in the future.