As the number of Covid-19 cases has declined considerably, many Indian IT companies are hoping to see their employees back in the office this year after working remotely for over a year due to the Coronavirus outbreak. As the restrictions are being eased in many states, the main question for many Indian IT businesses was whether or not to call back their employees. Here are five IT companies that are bidding-adieu to work from home and planning to resume offline functioning soon:
Employees at Indian outsourcing giant Infosys Ltd were notified that they might be able to return to a physical office. Infosys stated in its memo that the country’s safety situation appears to be improving with increased vaccine coverage. The company noted that it had been in emergency mode for months, but now that the situation in the country is improving, it is feasible to function offline. Infosys officials told analysts that nearly 99 percent of its employees worked from home. The business would attempt to attract “more and more individuals to come to office” in the coming quarters.
A total of 1,100 people work for MediBuddy, an IT telemedicine service business, and the company aims to bring employees back to the office in phases. Satish Kannan, MediBuddy’s co-founder and CEO, is of the view that working from offices not only helps increase productivity, coordination, and collaboration amongst the employees but also helps them socialize and stay connected with their peers.
Tally Solutions is based in Bengaluru, and its business software products are used by over 6 million people in more than 100 countries. The company is also reportedly working on vaccinating its employees and bringing them back to work.
Tech companies like Acer have shifted their attention towards vaccination and are planning to reopen offices and function offline only when 100 percent of vaccination is done. Several employees of Acer have received their first dose of vaccine as part of this program. Bhasker Bhandary, senior director-HR, Acer India said that the company was aiming at all employees getting vaccinated at the earliest.
According to multiple reports, TCS also is looking forward to bringing employees back to work. Natarajan Chandrasekaran, chairman of the Board of Tata Sons, recently said that people need to meet people. “It is a social necessity. So, there will be a shift towards moving people to work when the pandemic gets over,” he said at the annual general meeting (AGM) of TCS.
The article has been written by Aditri Priya