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Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Majority of TCS, Infosys, Wipro employees continue to work from home – Times Now

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Key Highlights

  • Over 95% of employees at top 3 IT cos continue to work from home
  • TCS, Infy, Wipro adopt a phased approach towards reopening offices
  • TCS recently said only 25% of its employees will need to work from its facilities by 2025

Bengaluru: Unlock 1 may have kicked off on Monday but a majority of employees at India’s top three IT companies continue to work from home, as companies prioritise safety and open their facilities in a staggered manner.

While over 95% of TCS employees continue to work from home, 97% of Wipro employees are currently working from home. Infosys said 2% of its workforce started working from offices in phase-1 and this percentage would now be in the range of 5-6% in phase 2.

“We are resuming operations in a phased manner in select offices with minimal capacity. Guidelines include awareness sessions for employees and vendors, self-declaration forms, alteration of workspace layout and virtual collaboration tools for meetings. Other measures include temperature screening at all entry gates, use of hand sanitizers, periodic deep cleaning and disinfecting of office premises as also sanitising all vehicles entering TCS premises,” a TCS spokesperson said.

At the same time, Wipro said it is adopting a staggered approach towards reopening offices. “During the initial phase, we expect only a small percentage of our workforce- less than 10%- to return to work from our facilities. These would be those who are engaged in projects that haven’t received approval for work from home from clients. We continue to adhere to WHO guidelines to make sure all the safeguard measures are in place.”

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While TCS has over 4 lakh employees, Infosys has nearly 2.5 lakh, while Wipro has 1.71 lakh, making the top three some of India’s largest employers in the private sector.

TCS said only 25% of its employees will need to work from its facilities by 2025 and that every employee can work without spending more than 25% of their time in a TCS office. Infosys, on the other hand, believes that while some work will be done from home, it’s also crucial to work from office to build social capital.

“We were able to work remotely because of the social capital that various teams have built from years of working together in the office. They know and trust each other. While it is important to continue working from home till there is a medical breakthrough, once things are better we should look at rebuilding social capital. Underestimating the value of that will cause problems for companies,” Salil Parekh told ET NOW  last week in an interview.



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