End of WFH! Here’s how IT companies are planning employees’ return to office


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New Delhi: The decline in the number of Covid-19 cases might also mark the end of the work from home model as several IT firms gear up to call their staff back to offices. However, in a slight respite to the employees many companies will still continue with a hybrid model.

Work from home is over! These companies all set to welcome employees back to offices

Infosys’ work model

Moving in this direction, IT major Infosys is planning a “phased return to office”, motivating their employees to just attend office in person for a day or two per week. According to Richard Lobo, Executive Vice President, Head HR, Infosys, they expect to have 40-50 per cent of employees to work from the office on any given day.

96 per cent of Infosys’ workforce is working from the comfort of their homes at present. “To start, we are encouraging our managers and leaders to attend office in person for a day or two per week. We are also encouraging team meetings and huddles as well as other office activities,” Economic Times quoted Lobo as saying.

Tech Mahindra’s work model

Tech Mahindra too has asked employees to start coming to the office two days per week starting April.

At Tech Mahindra, about 18 per cent of the employees are working from the office currently and they have been asked to work from the office at least two days a week from April 1.

HCL’s work model

HCL Technologies, meanwhile, will continue with its hybrid work mode for the time being. The third largest software services firm is still in the monitoring phase.

“At HCL, one of our top priorities is 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. At present we are monitoring the situation and continue to operate in a hybrid model,” said a company spokesperson.

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TCS’ work model

India’s largest software services firm Tata Consultancy Services had last month spoke of a comprehensive remote working policy. TCS expects people to work from home in their “depute” locations even as it expects remote working to continue, the internal emails state.

“An important part of the journey to the 25/25 model is to first bring people back to physical offices and gradually transition into the hybrid work model,” Milind Lakkad, CHRO, TCS had said. The 25-by-25 model envisions only a fourth of the employee base reporting on the office premises.

Wipro’s work model

Wipro had already announced that it will call back its senior staff to the office for two days a week starting March 3. “Beginning March 3, fully vaccinated employees who are managers and above will have the option to return to work from our India campuses, twice a week, on Mondays and Thursdays,” it had stated.


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