Leading IT firms, including HCL Tech, Wipro, TCS, Infosys and several others have either asked or are getting ready to ask their employees to get back to the routine of working from office.
When schools are not open fully, asking IT pros to work from office is unrealistic: Public health experts
Most couples working in the IT sector do not want to opt for daycare or household helps as a replacement due to fear of the disease.
Moreover, the sector discounts the theory that companies find it more convenient if employees work from home, as they can save money on overheads.
As restrictions have eased in many places, jobs have become easier to find, but work remains far from normal.
Microsoft has pushed those dates back to October while Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon and a growing list of others have already decided wait until next year.
Whether people work in the office or from home, the pandemic has upended the harmony between their personal and professional life, giving rise to a public health issue that cannot be ignored
The pandemic has been a formidable challenge for all of us.
Only 1,000 companies are estimated to have a structured employee assistance programme (EAP) for mental health, out of the 1.1 million active companies.
The remote working model has yielded results in some sectors where productivity has increased, apart from cutting costs, said K Mohandas.
Google, Facebook and other tech giants have delayed plans for workers to return to the campuses that were abandoned early in the pandemic in an effort to limit the spread of Covid-19.
Additional Secretary in the Public Enterprises department Sailendra Dwibedi has been directed to work from home until further order.
IT professionals, as well as other professionals employed in the IT Parks along the ORR Road, have tagged IT Minister Dr CN Ashwath Narayan on social media with newspaper clippings of the issue.
The advisory urged IT companies to extend the WFH option till December 2022 and/or IT companies to stagger the work hours for those employees working physically at office.
Every morning hour, these trains, heading towards Hitec City, used to be crowded with passengers and finding a seat was a always difficult task in Secunderabad and Kacheguda stations.
According to the report, employees who commute from longer distances are likely to experience more cuts that could go upto 25%.