Intelligent CXO Issue 6 | Page 7


Sixty-eight percent of employers are considering pay cuts for remote workers

new survey by HR software provider , CIPHR , reveals that over

A two-thirds ( 68 %) of British businesses are contemplating pay cuts for staff who opt to work from home , despite many ( 53 %) saying they ’ ve actually saved money by having more remote workers .

CIPHR polled 150 business owners , CEOs and senior managers to find out more about employers ’ attitudes towards staff working from home . All survey respondents work for organisations that pay location allowances and have some staff working from home due to the pandemic .
The majority – a significant 97 % – say their employees will be allowed to continue working from home at least some of the time . However , that does come at a potential cost .
People wishing to be fully remote are more likely to face a pay reduction than their hybrid working colleagues , with two-fifths of employers singling them out for cuts ( 39 % compared to 29 %).
Smaller organisations are among the most likely to let all their staff have the option to work remotely ( 39 %), compared to only a quarter ( 23 %) of their larger counterparts with over 250 employees .
When it comes to location allowances ( such as London weighting and other geographical premiums ) it ’ s even worse news for employees . According to the results , 86 % of employers have already suspended , reduced or removed these payments during the pandemic because of home working . For the 14 % of organisations that haven ’ t made any adjustments to their location allowances yet , 29 % are reportedly considering doing so .

WSO2 establishes Middle East and Africa presence with office opening in Dubai

WSO2 , a leader in Digital Transformation technology , has announced the expansion of its Middle East and Africa ( MEA ) presence with its newly opened office in Dubai , UAE .

Since 2020 , WSO2 has seen a 70 % increase in its customer base across the MEA region . These enterprises join the thousands of organisations , including hundreds of the world ’ s largest corporations , top universities and governments , that rely on WSO2 ’ s open source , cloud-native solutions to drive their Digital Transformation – executing more than 18 trillion transactions annually .
As the VP and GM of the MEA Region at WSO2 , Kizhepat is responsible for overall ownership of regional growth , including go-to-market strategies , investments and staffing . He brings over 20 years of industry experience in enterprise software sales and has a proven record of exceeding targets , delivering strategic initiatives and executing sales programmes to drive market share and growth .
Using WSO2 for API management , integration and Customer Identity and Access Management ( CIAM ), these organisations are harnessing the full power of their APIs to securely deliver their digital services and applications . The company has also appointed Uday Shankar Kizhepat as the Vice President and General Manager ( VP and GM ) for the region to spearhead the organisation ’ s expansion .
Sanjiva Weerawarana , Founder and CEO , WSO2 , said : “ The addition of Uday and opening of the Dubai office extends our commitment to supporting the digital initiatives of these enterprises across the MEA region .”
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