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GOING BACK TO THE OFFICE IN SAN FRANCISCO: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
In our latest blog, sf.citi breaks down different return to work policies in San Francisco, as well as how and when offices are likely to reopen.
On May 4, San Francisco advanced into the state’s least restrictive COVID-19 tier, which allows offices to reopen at 50 percent capacity. For the first time in over a year, nonessential businesses have been given the green light to return to some semblance of normalcy and (partially) fill their long-vacant offices. And yet, many are not exactly rushing to do so.
The reasons are complicated. With employers feeling the pressure to decide on a long-term work policy, they’re confronted with many options to choose from. The pandemic has normalized new, more flexible work styles that employees are now reluctant to relinquish. Employers are also realizing that returning to the office when we are still very much mid-pandemic presents a lot of challenges. We walk you through the most common return to work policies and the future of offices in San Francisco.
YOUR UPDATED GUIDE TO SAN FRANCISCO GOVERNMENT
We are excited to present the latest edition of SF Politics 101, sf.citi’s guide to San Francisco politics and government.
Even for those of us who feel fairly well versed in local politics, navigating San Francisco’s unique city-county governance structure—and charming political quirks—is confusing. That’s why we endeavored to demystify the internal workings of San Francisco City Hall, culminating in the 2019 creation of SF Politics 101, our comprehensive guide to San Francisco government.
The latest rendition of SF Politics 101 offers useful information about our local Board of Supervisors, how to pass a law in San Francisco, and upcoming election details. Better yet, what used to be an sf.citi member-exclusive resource is now available to everyone! Enjoy reading up on San Francisco politics below.
TIPS TO MAKE TECH HIRING MORE EQUITABLE
sf.citi talked to leaders at Okta, Slack, and Workday during our trademark Breaking Into Tech event and learned valuable ways companies can make tech hiring more equitable.
As always, Breaking Into Tech featured an exciting speed networking session to connect tech newcomers to seasoned tech professionals at sf.citi member companies. Bucking tradition slightly, we also focused this year’s edition of Breaking Into Tech on how employers can remove barriers to tech hiring.
On April 27, we talked to three people who are pioneering more equitable hiring approaches: Tony Bush, Senior Director of Recruiting, Product, and Technology at Okta, Deepti Rohatgi, Head of Slack for Good and Public Affairs at Slack, and Jacqueline Green, Senior Director of Diversity Talent Acquisition and Internal Mobility at Workday. They shared initial steps and best practices companies can implement to advance equity in tech hiring—learn more below.
DID YOU KNOW?
A new analysis from Indeed reveals that tech hubs like San Francisco have experienced an outsize decline in retail and food service jobs compared to other metros. And as we highlighted in our return to work blog, it’s not likely that tech employers will send their workers back to the office in full force any time soon. The staying power of remote and hybrid work carries significant implications for local shops and restaurants everywhere—but especially in tech-heavy cities like San Francisco. Read more on that here.
BUZZ | #MEMBERNEWS
- Google is loosening work-from-home rules (Protocol)
- Uber delivers a surprise – San Francisco’s best new public space (San Francisco Chronicle)
- Twitter acquires Scroll for its upcoming subscription product (Protocol)