These Indian Employees Can Work From Office Or Home, It’s Their Choice: Nestle, Tata, Godrej, Coca-Cola & More
Top companies such as Nestle, Coca-Cola, Godrej Consumer, Dabur, Amway and Tata Consumer are now allowing their employees to choose between returning to offices or continue working from home for the next couple of months.
Options For Employees
They are allowing this when more than three-fourths of their employees have been fully vaccinated, according to them.
Companies like Tata Steel, GE India and PepsiCo said that they are mostly working from home.
On the other hand, others like Maruti Suzuki, Mercedes-Benz India and ITC are following a roster system.
chairman of packaged foods maker Nestle, Suresh Narayanan said, “Employees can choose to work from the office or continue to work from home; it’s their choice,”.
Further adding that “for the next couple of months, this will be the case, after which we will take a further call.”
Companies Offering Flexibility To Its Employees
Flexibility is being offered for all roles which can be managed from home, excluding sales, manufacturing and other field jobs, according to almost all the executives of the dozen companies.
The chief executive of Godrej Consumer Products, Sunil Kataria said, “We are providing our employees the flexibility to work from home even now, irrespective of whether they have been vaccinated one or two doses,”.
Hesitancy In Returning To Offices
Basically, there is a hesitancy to get the entire workforce back to the office because of the possibility of a third wave of the pandemic.
The coming festive season which is set to start next month is also not helping the case.
The HR head of a large, diversified group said, “We don’t want to take any risks whatsoever and hence the most appropriate option is to let employees decide for themselves,” requesting not to be named.
A spokesperson for Tata Steel said “Employees are advised to work from the office only when necessary,”.
Further adding, “Also, employees engaged in support functions are encouraged to work from home to the extent possible.”
In one tune, most of the companies agree that employees with at least one dose of vaccine can choose to work from offices.
According to them, the workplace can operate at 50% capacity, following directives to reopen workplaces by various state governments.
PepsiCo’s chief HR officer Pavitra Singh said, “Based on employee insights, we have launched a new policy – ‘work that works’ – with its core being flexibility,”.
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