- Airbnb announced last week that employees can work where they are “the most productive.”
- The company added that its employees would not suffer pay cuts if they worked anywhere in their home country.
- After the announcement, the company said it had over 800,000 views on its recruitment page.
A flood of job seekers hit Airbnb’s Careers page after Airbnb announced on Thursday that its employees could live and work anywhere.
Airbnb CEO and Founder Brian Chesky e-mail Most say they will be able to work in “the most productive” places. According to the memo, there is no loss of compensation if the employee works in his/her home country.
Airbnb employees can work abroad for up to 90 days, but they need a permanent address for taxes and salaries, Chesky said in an email. He added that Airbnb hopes to make “open source” solutions to complex problems surrounding taxes, salaries and time zone availability.
“The response was good internally, but it was even more impressive. [was] After that announcement, our recruitment page responded externally because it had 800,000 visits,” Chesky said in a earnings call Tuesday on Airbnb’s first-quarter results.
Publicly listed Airbnb employs more than 5,000 people worldwide.
The company’s new telecommuting benefits came after two years of remote work in many parts of the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Chesky said in his earnings call that the pandemic has spurred extended stays in properties listed on the platform. Airbnb revealed that extended stays of 28 days or more remained the fastest growing category by length of travel compared to 2019. letter to shareholders. According to the documents, they accounted for a fifth of booked stays in the first quarter.
“Now, millions of people don’t have to go to the office five days a week,” Chesky said. “And the vast majority of companies don’t require their employees to return to the office.”
“I don’t think this is a temporary phenomenon. I think I’m out of my Ginny bottle and the flexibility is here to stay,” he added.