IT major, Wipro is working on a plan to bring more employees Back to Office. As the second wave of COVID-19 subsides and vaccination ramp-ups, most of the companies around the world are working on plans to bring their employees back to the office.
In an interview with SightsIn Plus, Saurabh Govil, President & CHRO, Wipro Limited said, “The majority of our workforce (over 98%) continues to operate from home as of now. We do see merit in people coming to office to experience the culture and build social capital via informal interactions. Our first priority is employee safety,”
“Post the initial lockdowns as the Indian economy opened we tried different options in getting people to office, where required, such as zoning protocols, distant seating, isolation rooms, sanitization, etc but we implemented them only when required. As much as possible we were enabling employees to WFH,” Govil said.
Govil further said, “However now with vaccination picking up pace, we are ready to get employees back to office. Our actions are guided by employee safety as well as culture building as mentioned above,”
He added, “While I cannot share details at this juncture we do have some guiding principles for return to work. Firstly, we will follow a country-specific approach. We are requesting employees to declare their vaccination status, in geographies where it is permissible by law, so that return to work can be better planned and we can minimize risks to employees,”
“We do not see employees coming to office for more than 2 days a week at this juncture. Our offices are unlikely to be open all days of the week. At the same time, we will not operate at full capacity on any day to ensure adherence to COVID protocols,” Govil added.
“It is within these contours that we are exploring Return to work. We will also ensure adherence to any country-specific requirements as mandated by that country’s regulatory framework,” Govil further said.
Responding to Wipro’s hiring plan for this year Govil said, “Wipro underwent an organization transformation in 2021. Our CEO ushered in a new organizational design in line with our strategy. We have ambitious growth plans and our hiring plans are in line with these,”
He said, “There is a distinct focus on building diversity at the highest levels,”
“Our focus remains on hiring optimal leadership talent required for sustaining and growing the business. We will see a marked move on hiring tall leaders across the globe in line with our commitment towards localization and servicing the customer in the best possible manner,” Govil said
“Diversity in hiring especially at senior levels is being practiced. We are proud to say that today 100% of our job listings are gender-neutralized in line with our strong philosophy of equality & inclusivity,” Govil further said to SightsIn Plus