According to ET report, India’s largest IT services provider company, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has asked employees to return to their “deputed location (base branch)” by 15th November 2021.
The company said, “We’re preparing employees in the country to start working from offices but it would be a calibrated move that will take into consideration employee health and safety.”
Currently, 70% of TCS employees are fully vaccinated and over 95% getting at least one shot.
The company has added 19,690 employees in Q2FY22 and the total headcount reached 528,748 as of September 30.
The company’s decision to ask its employees to return to their base branches was through an official communication sent earlier this week by Milind Lakkad, Global Head-HR, TCS.
Currently, about 5% of its employees are working from offices, and 95% of employees are working from Home/Anywhere, the company said.
The company further said, “Around the end of this year, we will encourage our employees to return back to offices, at least initially, before we switch to the 25/25 model. The whole process will be done in a phased and flexible manner and will depend on respective team leaders and the requirements of each team/ project,”
“We’re committed to the 25/ 25 model, but before transitioning to the model we need to start by getting people back to office and gradually evolve to 25/25.” the company added.
In 2020, the company had said that it would move to the 25/25 model, according to which it expects to have only 25% of its employees working from the company’s premises by 2025. The rest of the employees are expected to work remotely.
“Hybrid models of work are here to stay. In the new ‘Future Of Work’, both the physical office and remote working will play an integral part. Eventually, everybody will have to come to office for a period and at the same time, they will have the flexibility to work from home. At the end, whatever we do, it will be fully taking into consideration, employees’ safety, health, and well-being.” the company said.