18 Lakh Jobs With Permanent Work From Home Option In India! These Skills Needed Urgently

Even though the employees are not physically attending offices, due to improved productivity and other health benefits, permanent remote working jobs are fast gaining popularity especially in the software services sector.

Rising Popularity Of Permanent WFH Jobs

With more than 93,000 permanent and temporary remote job listings on Naukri.com, 22% jobs are for permanent remote roles only.

Just like the job listings, the results are equally stark and interesting for the job searches. Over the period of last six months, the job search portal saw more than 3.2 million searches for permanent and temporary remote jobs by Indian job seekers. About 57% of these searches were for permanent remote jobs.

Companies like Amazon, Tech Mahindra Ltd, HCL Technologies Ltd, PWC, Trigent, Flipkart, Siemens, Deloitte, Oracle, Zensar Technologies Ltd, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd and Capgemini are posting both temporary and permanent remote jobs, said Naukri.com.

On a global level, organizations such as Slack, Twitter, Spotify and Tata Steel have allowed employees the option to continue working remotely.

Roles are data scientist, software developers, designers, product managers, technical writers, programmers, recruiters, and other individual contributor are most likely to work from home on a permanent basis, revealed data from TeamLease.

Pros of WFH and Various Companies Work Policies

Also, according to a FlexJobs report, in WFH setting remote and flexible workers tend to be happier and more loyal due to lower stress levels. Siva Prasad Nanduri, business head-IT Staffing, TeamLease Digital said that the some of the pros of the WFH setting is the increased flexibility, reduction in overall infrastructure costs, employee retention, access to a wider talent base, less distractions and overall cost savings for the employees.

Nanduri also added that for freshers the WFH is a great disadvantage as the work is seen more as a transaction than collaboration and can become a hindrance for growth in their career.

Harshvendra Soin, global chief people officer and head of Marketing, Tech Mahindra said that “We currently leverage an artificial intelligence-based talent marketplace called, Talex, to identify gig workers internally. We have also built an external marketplace called BeGig that enables employers to seamlessly tap into the freelance workforce and hire the appropriate and requisite talent”. This comes amid the growing demand for gig workers who possess the necessary niche skills sets.

In the early stages of the pandemic itself, Zensar technologies launched a work-from-anywhere initiative which led to multiple benefits. Vivek Ranjan, CHRO, Zensar said that “One of the biggest advantages of this initiative is that we have access to a diverse set of talent who may have been out of our reach due to location. This has also helped us recruit those who were on a career break, mostly women employees as well as those who are physically challenged. It has also led to better work life integration for our employees as no time is spent on long commutes, thus having a positive impact on their well-being.”

Since WFH provides access to talent without geographical barriers, the HR experts believe that it is here to stay.

Varun Sachdeva, APAC Recruitment Leader, NLB Services, a workforce solutions provider said that “Organizations with a remote work culture will be leading the way to attract top talent, and to give employees more options to define their work-life balance. In talent acquisition and retention, companies now realize that to attract and keep the best talent, WFH must be an option”.

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