Nasscom: 50% Indian IT Employees Will Work From Office From This Date
A report by IT industry body NASSCOM on November 1 suggests that more than half of India’s technology workforce will start going to office at least three days a week from January 2022, considering the ease of COVID-19 restrictions.
Returning To Offices
It seems that junior management employees aged up to 25 years are most likely to start returning to office by this month.
Followed by senior management aged 40 and above, as per the ‘NASSCOM Return to Workplace Survey.’
This survey is based on the responses of both tech employees as well as employers on their plans and preparedness to return to offices.
It was conducted by NASSCOM, which is the apex trade body of the IT industry in association with job portal Indeed.
The ‘Nasscom Return to Workplace Survey’ reveals tha around 72 percent tech firms are looking to operate with an employee capacity of 50 percent starting next year.
On the other hand, almmost 70 percent organisations in India are exploring the hybrid operating model for returning to office, as per this survey.
Earlier, Indeed had said that employees were looking for more ‘flexible’ workplaces, in its last hiring tracker.
It seems that “The ‘Nasscom Return to Workplace Survey’ reflects similar sentiments as more than half of employers and employees favour returning to office in a hybrid model, making it clear that the future of work is hybrid,” Said Sashi Kumar, the head of sales (India) at Indeed.com.
Hybrid Working Model
Further the report suggest that IT services and global capability centres are likely to be the first to restart offices under a long-term hybrid work model.
In next three months, around 57 percent tech firms will be prepared to reopen their offices, as per the report.
Coming to employees, female employees are equally excited about adapting newer working models and returning to offices considering the health and safety of employees.
According to Kumar, “Organisations and employees gradually realised that remote work is an outcome of the pandemic and not an evolved approach to workplace planning,”.
In this survey, over 81 percent of organisations were surveyed, hence marking it as a key consideration for reopening offices.
The President of NASSCOM,Debjani Ghosh, said, “We encourage tech companies to process the reopening in a phased and safe manner while keeping the employee’s health and safety as the topmost priority,”.