Alphabet’s Google said on Wednesday that it will provide an extra incentive to its employees worldwide this year, postponing its return-to-office plan.
A corporate spokeswoman told Reuters that Google will offer all workers, including the business’s extended staff and interns, a one-time cash bonus of $1,600 (approximately Rs. 1.2 lakh) or equal value in their nation this month.
The new perk is in addition to Google’s work-from-home allowance and wellbeing incentive, and is intended to help employees during the coronavirus epidemic, according to the spokesman, who did not specify how much money the business had set aside in total for the purpose.
Earlier in March, Google’s internal study revealed a dip in employee happiness over the previous year, prompting the business to unveil a slew of incentives, including a $500 (approximately Rs. 37,750) wellness cash bonus.
Google postponed its return-to-work plan indefinitely last week due to Omicron variant concerns and some employee reluctance to company-mandated vaccines. It had previously anticipated that employees would return to work on January 10.