Wipro has extended work-from-home for its employees till April 4, 2021. About 98 per cent of the tech company’s workforce is already working remotely as of now.
The work from home model was earlier supposed to last till March 2021, but with the number of coronavirus cases in the country still increasing on a daily basis, the same has been extended. Wipro has an employee base of 1.8 lakhs and this move prioritises employee safety and wellbeing, even though the Company would prefer its employees to return back to office. As for the in-office staff, stringent safety protocols are being followed.
Unlike Wipro, most of the major Indian tech companies are yet to formally announce any work from home extension dates. Infosys had announced that its employees will return to work gradually in the coming months. For Infosys, 99 per cent of its workforce is still working remotely. Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) also has its employees working from home till March 2021.
Globally, many multinational corporations have formally announced a flexible work model with a tentative date for their employees to return to office. Google will welcome back its employees back to office post September 2021, following which it plans to try out a flexible work model. Its employees will be expected to come to office at least three days in a week and work remotely (voluntarily) for the remaining days.
Facebook, Apple and NetApp have also extended their WFH schedules to July 2021.