While the tech world has laid off workers since the beginning of the year, Apple has chosen the opposite strategy by increasing their salaries to encourage employees to stay with the company. When the Covid-19 pandemic broke out, it was also one of the first countries in the industry to introduce a work-from-home system. But in recent months, these latest measures have greatly improved.
Indeed, at the end of 2022, Apple restarted face-to-face work in its offices. Employees are now entitled to work remotely two days a week, the rest has to be done on site. The Cupertino company isn’t shy about reconnecting with their bad habits to get them to respect these new guidelines.
Apple has found a new way to spy on its employees
We know that Apple tends to spy on its employees by requiring them to wear cameras while they work, whether under the guise of product testing or more prominently. According to journalist Zoë Schiffer, employees’ badges, used to mark their arrival in offices today, are used to track their activities.
Therefore, those who are found less than 3 times a week are at risk. “increased alerts […] This can lead to dismissal. However, it seems that this strategy does not apply to all departments of the company. At this time, it is difficult to say whether this measure was taken to combat abuse by employees or simply to verify that the regulation was implemented.
Some organizations at Apple say that non-compliance can result in termination, but that doesn’t seem like a company-wide policy.
— Zoë Schiffer (@ZoeSchiffer) March 22, 2023