Zoom recalls staff to office as firms turn off remote working

The video conferencing giant boomed because of lockdowns but the firm that became the flagship for the hybrid model has now asked employees to return in person

Zoom has asked employees living within 80 kilometres of an office to work there at least two days a week

There was considerable bemusement last week at news that Zoom, the video conferencing solution which became synonymous with Covid lockdowns, has ordered employees back to work. But for anyone who has benefited from hybrid or remote working these past few years, it's no laughing matter.

Coming out of Covid, there was plenty of talk about how companies would have to accept flexible working patterns had become the norm.

It was an employees’ market, or so ...