As per Businesstoday reports, an Indian multinational IT services and consulting company, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has modified its appraisal system so that the employees can work from the office.
As per the email reviewed by Business Today, the employees are expected to work from the office for 3 days from the nearest TCS office. The company has stated that the appraisals are designed to be a feedback and improvement mechanism for the associates.
TCS has always encouraged its employees to come to the office. N Ganapathy Subramaniam, chief operating officer at TCS, said in an interview, “There is a greater realization that by coming to offices, more things get done, especially for people who have joined us in the last two years.”
“When they come and see the offices, they see a different perspective of TCS, they see a different perspective of their own position vis-a-vis their peers”, N Ganapathy Subramaniam added.
The current appraisals will cover the following aspects:
- Work Performance
- Collaborative working
- Professional Conduct and other relevant areas.
However, the current initiative by the company is receiving mixed responses from HR experts. About an earlier internal mail shared with employees, the company has asked its employees to work in the office for at least three days a week.
IT giant spokesperson said that employees will be working according to the roster. The roster will be done based on project requirements. It will include both freshers and experienced professionals. However, there is no deadline for the return-to-office plan.
“Senior leaders of IT giant have been working from TCS offices for a while now and our customers are also visiting TCS offices… Your respective managers will now roster you to work from the TCS office for at least 3 days a week,” the company said in the mail.
“Adherence to rostering is mandatory and will be tracked… any noncompliance will be taken seriously, and administrative measures may be applied”, the company mail added.
“All employees have been advised to return to the base locations where they were operating before the pandemic. Those employees who have sought and got transfers will operate from the changed locations,” a TCS spokesperson said.
Due the Covid the company announced a 25×25 work model where it envisaged that by the year 2025, no more than 25% of its employees would need to be at a TCS facility at any given point in time, and no individual would have to spend more than 25% of their time at a TCS facility to be 100% productive.
The company has said that it will be hiring 1.25 lakh to 1.5 lakh employees in the financial year 2023-24 (FY24). The company posted a decline of 2,197 people in its employee base, TCS headcount stood at 613,974 as on December 31, 2022.
TCS also clarified that none of these headcount reductions are influenced by the demand environment, and were simply a result of mass hiring.