These Indian tech firms bringing part of their employees to work from office
The COVID-19 led work from home (WFH) experiment has been a great boon for IT professionals in the country. While some IT firms are extending WFH, companies like HCL, Tech Mahindra are planning to open their offices.
The IT service providers such as TCS, Infosys, and Wipro are likely to continue the WFH for up to 99% of its staff. To ensure business continuity and social distancing, these companies are going to continue remote working.
HCL Technologies, on the other hand, is considering to get 20% of its staff to rejoin office. Tech Mahindra has also mentioned that about 25% of its staff will be back in their offices across multiple locations in the country.
At present, HCL is operating with about 6% of staff in the office. Apparao VV, chief human resources officer at HCL Tech said that the company plans to increase its headcount to 20% to work from office, however, it will surpass 30% in the future until the Covid-19 pandemic ends.
Tech Mahindra’s CEO CP Gurnani said that about 25-30% of its staff is back at work at several locations. The company has put in various measures to ensure that there is no virus outbreak within the office premises.
The company is using an internally developed Mhealthy app to track and observe the health of its staff.
TCS, Infosys and Wipro need their employees in India to continue WFH. These tech majors have started allowing employees to work from office in some parts of Asia and Europe.
Infosys’s head of Human Resource, Richard Lobo said that the company has 10% of people working in office in Europe, China, and Hong Kong. The company believes in the hybrid model involving a mix of work from office and home.