Airbnb’s careers page has 800,000 views on the benefits of working from anywhere

  • Airbnb announced last week that staff can choose to work where they are “most productive”.
  • Staff will not take a pay cut if they work anywhere in their home country, the company added.
  • The company said its careers page was viewed more than 800,000 times after the announcement.

A deluge of job seekers hit Airbnb’s careers page after the company’s announcement last Thursday employees could live and work anywhere always.

Airbnb CEO and Founder Brian Chesky announced the benefit in a E-mail to staff, saying the vast majority of them could choose to work where they are “most productive”. According to the memo, there will be no loss of pay if staff members work in their home countries.

Airbnb employees are also allowed to work up to 90 days per year overseas, although they still need a permanent address for tax and payroll purposes, Chesky said in the e- mail. Airbnb hopes to “open up” a solution to complications related to taxes, payroll and time zone availability, he added.

“The internal response has been excellent, but even more impressive [was] the external response because our careers page was visited 800,000 times after this announcement,” Chesky said during an earnings call Tuesday for Airbnb’s first-quarter results, according to a transcription.

Airbnb, listed on the stock exchange, has more than 5,000 employees worldwide.

The company’s new work-from-anywhere advantage came after two years of working remotely for much of the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chesky said on the earnings call that the pandemic has spurred longer-term stays at properties listed on its platform. Long-term stays of 28 days or more remained Airbnb’s fastest-growing category in terms of travel duration compared to 2019, the company said in its statement. letter to shareholders. They accounted for a fifth of nights booked in the first quarter, according to the document.

“Right now what’s happened is that millions of people don’t need to go back to the office five days a week. And the vast majority of companies don’t require employees to come back to the office. “, said Chesky.

“I don’t think it’s a temporary phenomenon. I think the genie is out of the bottle and the flexibility is here to stay,” he added.

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