Rise in COVID-19 cases may lead to companies switching to WFH

If the fourth wave hits, Indian businesses in a wide range of industries, including hospitality, transportation, tourism, and real estate, are considering going back to work from home

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According to reports, companies across the hospitality, transportation, tourism, and real estate sectors are all considering returning to the work-from-home mode in the event of another coronavirus outbreak in India.

According to a livemint report, Mala Chawla, managing partner (Singapore and India) at recruitment firm Stanton Chase, said, “The COVID news is coming at a time when there has been a hiring slowdown. Clients in tourism and hospitality are getting more cautious, but those in other sectors like manufacturing and consumer goods have not stopped hiring.”

Chawla also said that in recent times, hiring sentiments have been impacted due to a slowdown in the West, and the hiring frenzy may not be like last year. “Clients are careful and cautious, but they know India has a good story.”

On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked people to be vigilant and take precautions against COVID-19, amidst the steep rise of COVID-19 cases in China and many other countries in the world.

According to the updated Union Health Ministry data on Monday, India logged 196 new coronavirus infections, while the active cases marginally increased to 3,428. The COVID-19 case tally was recorded at 4.46 crore.

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