TCS gears up to bring back 25% staff to office

The tech major has drawn up plans to study the vaccination status of its workforce and the COVID situation in different areas

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Tata Consultancy Services is reportedly preparing to bring back about 25 per cent of its workforce to office. According to an ET report, the Indian multinational tech firm has designed a risk-assessment model, based on which it will decide how to get a part of its workforce to start working from office.

The Intelligent Urban Exchange model will study the vaccination status of the employees, the location of their residence, the level of risk in their localities and basic health parameters, according to which the workplace will be readied and made safe for employees to return.

Since TCS is a major contributor to the smooth functioning of healthcare facilities, and critical public services, such as banks and stock exchanges, insurance firms, telecom and utility providers, retail, consumer goods and travel, and so on, it is impossible to close its offices entirely. About 97 per cent of its workforce has been working from home ever since the pandemic struck.

The Company had always maintained that it would execute the ‘return to office’ for its over four lakh-strong global workforce in a phased manner, based on the needs of the business and the situation across geographies.

The Company has drawn out plans to have at least 25 per cent of its workforce returning to office so as to achieve 100 per cent productivity.

Doing its bit to improve the COVID situation, TCS has been working on establishing more than a 100 COVID Vaccination Centres (CVCs) across India in collaboration with hospitals and health-care providers to get vaccines to inoculate its associates and their dependents.

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