There are various media reports that are claiming that work from home will end at TCS after November 15, 2022, and creating an impression as the company is calling back all of its 6,06,331 employees by the deadline.
But it’s not true…
Last year, the company communicated to all of its employees to return to the deputed locations by November 15, 2021.
Actually, at that time the company had taken the very first step toward bringing back employees to offices. TCS encouraged employees to come back to deputed locations as a preparation to accelerate its return to office plan.
For example, if anyone is deputed at TCS Mumbai and went to home town/ any other location after lockdown, s/he is asked to come back to Mumbai where may join office or continue work from home.
And second time, on July 8, 2022, while announcing TCS Q1FY23 results, Rajesh Gopinathan, CEO and MD, TCS shared the company’s return to office plan during a press conference.
Rajesh Gopinathan, CEO and MD, TCS said in the press conference on July 8, “On an immediate basis, we’ll continue to drive the return to office mode because as you have said the 25 by 25 plan needs to be executed in a more controlled manner and it needs to be you know so the path to that will first involve getting back to a more normal working environment and then getting back getting to the permanent hybrid environment.”
“So, this 20% we’ll keep on subject to of course anything else, but we will keep on driving that 20% back to our regular ones definitely well above 50-60, 70-80-mark kind of as we go forward. We should see steady progress on it every month from now on”, Rajesh Gopinathan added.
After there two communications from TCS, there is no further recent announcement/ communication for employees on Return to Office. So, Work From Home at TCS is not ending, it will continue… as Hybrid Work Model. This is going to be a very smooth and in a phased manner return to work.
Currently, senior management of the company is working from office to encourage employees to return back to the offices. And close to 20% of TCS workforce has returned back to office.
Earlier, The company has been operating under the 25/25 model will be implemented.
Under the 25X25 model, employees will not be required to work more than 25% of the time. Only 25% of staff in project teams can be co-located.
“This model will require no more than 25% of our associates to work from an office at any given point in time, and they need not spend more than 25% of their time in the office. But 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” The company said on the 25X25 model.
India’s largest IT services company, TCS has added 14,136 employees in the April to June quarter with a total workforce of 6,06,331 employees globally and women account for 35.5 percent of the TCS workforce. Its attrition rate further rose to 19.7 percent in the April to June quarter of the 2022-2023 financial year. In the previous quarter, TCS saw an attrition rate of 17.4 percent.
The company has a presence across cities like Bhubaneswar, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Nagpur, Indore, Varanasi, Baroda, Bhopal, and Gandhinagar among others.