Bengaluru-based, India’s IT services provider company Wipro has asked its employees to work from the office for at least three days a week.
The company will be operating its campuses four days a week from October 10.
In its statement, Wipro said it has adopted a flexible and hybrid approach in its return-to-work policy.
“Starting October 10, Wipro’s offices will be open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. We will not be open on Wednesdays,” it said in an internal note sent to employees.
Wipro in its mail further wrote, “We encourage you to work from the office on at least three of these four days. This will help us enjoy the camaraderie and team spirit of connecting in person while maintaining hybrid work flexibility.”
“Our carefully deliberated back-to-office policy is meant to allow employees the flexibility of remote work while ensuring that our teams can access experiences as well as opportunities and build meaningful relationships at work,” Wipro said in a statement.
Recently, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has sent emails to employees asking them to work from an office at least three days a week. Infosys has also signaled similar intentions of getting employees back to the office.
Wipro has announced that it will be awarding annual increments to eligible employees for the year ending 2022.
The employee will receive the salary increment in their September salary along with their merit salary increase letter. The company is expected to cover 96 percent of its employees.
Wipro has laid off 300 employees who were found working with its competitor companies at the same time employment with Wipro. Earlier, Wipro chairman Rishad Premji also described moonlighting as “cheating plain and simple.”
Other India’s Top IT giants including TCS and Infosys have criticized the moonlighting practices and have termed it as ‘unethical’ and ‘cheating’.
However, there have been few companies such as Swiggy and Tech Mahindra that have come out in the favour of moonlighting.
The company added 15,000 employees in the first quarter of this fiscal with a total headcount of 258,574 employees on June 30, 2022. Which was 243,128 in the previous quarter, on March 31, 2022.