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Did you hear about the company that made all of its employees return to work full time? It wasn’t laughing matter. If an organization isn’t willing to offer hybrid, majority-remote, or all-remote environment for their employees, they might soon find themselves without any. People, that’s correct.

The question of whether or not to come into the office every day was whispered in certain industries before 2020. When the entire workforce realized after a few technical adjustments that we could work from home, we got the answer. For most people, there is better work-life balance, less commute stress and location independence. Now that we’re halfway through the year, we have a new question: is work from home or anywhere here to stay?

If you ask, the answer is definitely yes. Last month, the billion-dollar company announced that after years of working from home, they would be allowed to do so permanently. From September, staff will be able to live and work in more than 170 countries for up to 90 days a year, without any change to their compensation, and they will be able to move anywhere in the country they work in.

According to the company, millions of people are more flexible about where they live and work. “In response to this trend of newfound flexibility,Airbnb today announced its approach to allow employees to live and work anywhere, and how we will partner with destinations to help them attract remote workers.”

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The home-sharing platform joins a growing group of companies that allow staff to work from anywhere. If organizations want to attract and retain top talent, they will need a WFA policy soon.

I don’t want to go back to the office. If you’re looking for roles that could be right up your street, there are three great companies that have WFA policies.

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A Canadian company founded in 2004, Shopify has developed a cloud-based commerce platform for small and mid-sized businesses. One of the first companies to go fully remote during the Pandemic was it. Digital by design is one of the innovations it is taking things a step further with. According to the company’s president, Harley Finkelstein, office life no longer provides a competitive advantage and that work should be built around mission.

A Senior Infrastructure Software Engineer is needed to cover disciplines of site reliability engineering and infrastructure engineering. You can build on top of one of the largest Kubernetes deployment in the cloud, collaborate with other developers, build languages, frameworks and libraries, and help develop its caching infrastructure.

Is that what you are looking for? There are a lot of interesting roles at Shopify.


It is the world’s most trusted way to join the digital currency revolution, serving more than 89 million accounts in over 100 countries. After the end of the Pandemic, employees will be able to choose whether to work from home or in the office, according to an email sent by the CEO.

He wants to have one floor of office space in 10 cities rather than 10 floors of office space in one city. The vision for the company is to create a world with more economic freedom, and not being tied to one location is a key part of that. A mix of in-office and remote work allows us to de-risk.

What sounds good? The company needs a software engineer. Your mission is to organize the world’s data and make it easily actionable to all users as they embrace the crypto economy, and you will be a part of the Coinbase investments organization.

You will interact with a number of teams and systems while working as an engineer, and you will contribute to building institutional grade data and analytics products. If you’re like that, you can find out more about the jobs at Coinbase here.


The world’s most popular audio streaming service with 422m users, including 182m subscribers, was launched in 2008. In February of 2021, the Swedish music streaming company announced its “Work From Anywhere” policy, which offered employees a choice of working from home or from the office.

Workers will be given more flexibility on where they work. If employees choose to work from locations that aren’t near an office, the company will give them a co-working space membership if they choose to work from an office.

If you’d like to join the company, it’s currently looking for engineers to help build out the foundation of the brand’s app and infrastructure If you want to help build an application that millions of people use every day, and you have a deep understanding of modernANDROID development, this is the perfect opportunity. Check out the Job Board for more open roles.

Are you ready to change your way of working? There are thousands of roles on the VentureBeat Job Board.