Keeping in mind the safety of its employees, Wipro has decided to let its staff in India and the US work from home till January next year, as the pandemic situation is still to improve in these countries. For its employees in other countries, the tech services company will take a decision after considerin the COVID situation, local guidelines and the needs of its clients.
Of its over 1.8 lakh strong workforce, a significant number of employees are working out of its centres across India. The Company has already received approval from most of its clients for the WFH arrangement. Therefore, all its support staff and non-billable staff, including those who are not presently working on any projects, will have to work from home in consultation with their managers.
Ever since the lockdown, over 90 per cent of the Company’s employees have been working, delivering services and even finalising deals remotely / online.
Almost 98 per cent of the workforce the top Indian IT firms, including TCS, Infosys and Wipro have been working from home for almost eight months now.
Tata Consultancy Services even plans to have only 25 per cent of its staff work from offices by in the next five years. It has come to realise that each employee can work remotely, without spending more than 25 per cent of their time from a regular office. Most IT companies do not see the situation returning to normalcy any time soon, and therefore, are looking at a hybrid model of work.