Salesforce extends homeworking policy until July 2021

Salesforce extends working from home policy until July 2021

US cloud-based software organisation Salesforce is extending its working from home policy until at least 31 July 2021.

The organisation has also confirmed that its offices will remained closed for the remainder of the year, to support the health and safety of its employees during the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.

To further support its employees, Salesforce is offering employees $250 (£189) to purchase office tools and equipment.

The organisation is also enhancing its family care package, offering working parents an additional six weeks paid leave at 80% pay, on top of the pre-existing 26 weeks leave.

In June 2020, the business increased its global back-up childcare policy offering employees $100 (£75) per day towards the cost of additional childcare, for five days per month. The benefit, which was due to end shortly, has now been extended to January 2021.

Brent Hyder, chief people officer at Salesforce, said: “Over the past few months, we have been working diligently to support our employees as they navigate this difficult time. The safety of our employees and communities remains paramount.

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“While we continue to work on plans to reopen our offices safely, the timing of when we bring employees back will be unique to each office, and we will continue to make those decisions in a way that is consistent with local government guidelines and the advice of our medical experts and local leadership team.

“At Salesforce, our people are our biggest asset. And we will continue to invest in benefits and programs to keep our employees and their families happy and healthy.”