Infosys, TCS, HCL, & Others Expect Upto 50% Employees Back In Office! 100% Work From Home Ends Forever?
The two most populous nations of the world, India & China, seem to react differently to the sudden surge in COVID-19 cases and work policies.
Chinese authorities in Shanghai are urging people to shift to WFH due to the sudden surge in COVID-19 cases. On what seems like a diametrically opposite move, India is planning to bring their employees back to offices soon. This is despite the rising COVID-19 cases in many Indian states.
Many Indian companies are encouraging their staff to resume the office physically.
In a recent move, tech giant Google urged its staff to return to the office, with a promise of a monthly subscription plan for electric scooters.
Many Companies Playing Waiting Game
Amid the rising covid cases, several companies are playing the waiting game with and observing objectively.
Many corporates are also looking forward to the government directives to take the final call on the work policy.
According to the Infosys HR head, future will be hybrid for the company. TCS is committal on its 25-25 model.
For the unaware, the 25-25 model by TCS aims to bring people back to office and gradually transition into the hybrid work model. Under this, no more than 25 per cent of the company’s employees will need to work from the office at any given point, and an employee will not need to spend more than 25 per cent of their time in the office.
As the tech giant HCL prioritizes employees’ safety and well-being’, it too is inclined towards the hybrid model. A portal quoted the IT major as saying “One of our top priorities is the safety and well-being of our employees and their families. We also remain deeply committed to maintaining our business normalcy, thereby ensuring uninterrupted services to our clients. Currently, we are monitoring the situation and continue to operate in a hybrid model”.
Asking the employees to come to office only when the situation is unavoidable, FMCG major Nestle plans to continue with the hybrid model of work.
Apple Employees Slam 2-day Work From Home Policy
By May 2, Apple announced that corporate employees should be 2 days a week minimum at the office. However, this announcement was not received well by the employees and nearly 76% of workers are said to be against the company’s return to office policy.
The company’s executive was then written by the employees that forcing them to work from the office is a ‘huge waste of time as well as both mental and physical resources’. Not just that, but also it is the non-recognition of the flexible work. According to the employees this would eventually create a rather younger, whiter, more male-dominated, more neuro-normative, more able-bodied’ workforce.