The cloud-based services company, Salesforce India is set to expand its workforce from its present strength of about 7,500, to about 10,000 by January 2023.
The US-based tech company, with offices across Pune, Mumbai, Jaipur, Gurugram, Bengaluru and Hyderabad, had hired significantly in India, during the pandemic in 2020, taking its employee strength from 2,500 to about 7,500.
According to PTI, Arundhati Bhattacharya, chairperson and CEO, Salesforce India feels that it is possible for employees to collaborate effectively and experience a sense of belongingness only if they work closely with the employees. Therefore, she is expecting to see more employees returning to offices.
In February 2021, Salesforce had decided to allow its employees to choose from three ways of working — flexible, fully remote and office-based. At the time, the cloud computing company had indicated that returning to a 9 to 5 workday routine seemed impossible.
The ‘flex’ option allowed employees to work from office for a few days in a week, wherein they could organise meetings with team members or customers, or work together on various projects. A majority of the workforce at Salesforce is expected to follow this work model.
The ‘fully remote’ model allowed employees to work from home or remotely and never coming into office, whereas the ‘office-based’ model was to be followed by those employees whose presence at the office at least for four days a week is a requirement of their job roles.
With the new expansion plans, it is reported that the Company will primarily focus on banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI) sector and then also look at manufacturing, services and social service sectors.