TCS, Infosys, HCL Refuse To Start 100% Work From Office! 50% IT Firms Unable To Recall Employees Back To Office
The number of COVID infections continues to increase in India, and major IT firms have announced their plans to continue the hybrid working policy for their employees.
These IT firms include Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Infosys, and HCL Tech.
As of today, the country has registered 17,073 new coronavirus infections bringing the total up to 4,34,07,046. The number of active cases has now gone up to 94,420.
HCL, TCS, Infosys To Adapt Work From Home/Hybrid Policy
A survey was conducted by CIEL HR conducted for Economic Times, which showed that despite their best efforts, over 50% of IT organizations are unable to call staff back to the office. According to the survey 30% of businesses still permit employees to work from home.
The survey was conducted across 40 companies that entirely have workforce of more than 9 lakh workers.
TCS has already announced that it intends to use a hybrid way of working, which combines working from an office and working from home. In a message to the staff, it recently described the 3Es (Enable, Embrace, and Empower) of its hybrid strategy. The business is currently primarily operated remotely.
TCS informed its staff in the letter that there are too many environmental distractions when working from home, including caring for pets, housework, and children’s academics. Without a distinct division between work and home, it is very likely that one will adopt a “always online” mode.
Infosys, HCL Plan Hybrid Working Models
Infosys has a three-phase strategy for remote work. Employees who live near development centres (DCs) or work in upcountry towns adjacent to DCs are encouraged to come to the office twice a week during the initial phase of the programme.
The company would encourage those who are not in the DC towns to start making plans over the coming months to see whether they can return to their base development centres in the second phase, according to its Chief Financial Officer Nilanjan Roy.
He said, “In the long term, we are looking a the hybrid model on work, depending upon the clients, regulatory environment and a number of other considerations.”
Whereas, the spokesperson of HCL Technologies has stated that the safety and wellbeing of its employees and their families is one of the company’s top objectives.