IT sectors like TCS, Wipro, and HCL Tech are bringing back workers to the office, but workers are responding by threatening to resign. In light of a modest halt in hiring, specialists in recruitment services believe that this may not turn out well for the employees. With the recession on start, candidates will have fewer options for full-time WFH.

Source: SHRM

According to a recent poll, the majority of workers at the nation’s top IT services firms are searching for more adaptable employment alternatives even as their employers have begun to push them to come back to the office.


In a survey by employment services company CIEL HR Services, almost 88% of workers at leading IT companies are prepared to leave their current positions.

As their current employers urge them to return to offices, some 46% of them—mostly working mothers and caregivers—are searching for work-from-home (WFH) alternatives. Meanwhile, another 46% of them are open to leaving for positions that pay higher.

Aditya Misra, CEO of CIEL, argued that returning to the office limits employees’ independence and alters their way of life.

1,000 participants from 19 top IT businesses participated in the survey on talent mobility in the IT industry, which was conducted at the beginning of October.

On the one side, businesses are calling workers back to the office, and the workers are responding by threatening to resign. However, given a modest pause in recruiting, specialists in recruitment services believe that this may not be beneficial for the employees.

Officials from the staffing firms Adecco and Xpheno said they expect most employees to follow the rules when summoned back to work. Anil Ethanur, the cofounder of Xpheno, stated that threats of this type may have had teeth a few months back in the candidate-controlled employment market.

Leading IT sectors like TCS, Wipro, and HCL Tech have started emailing staff members to ask them to come back to work. Both HCL Tech and TCS are encouraging staff members to visit the offices three days a week. Additionally, Wipro has mandated that staff members work from home at least three days every week.

Bengaluru-based Infosys, on the other hand, permits employees to work remotely without being required to spend a certain amount of time in the office.

Employees at Maruti, Hyundai Motor India, Mahindra & Mahindra, and Hero MotoCorp are permitted to work all five days of the week for an extended period. Other businesses, though, have embraced a flexible strategy for their staff.

Reliance Industries and the companies in its group as well as Bharti Airtel have both similarly adopted a flexible business model. These companies require their staff to report to work twice a week, whereas Bharti bases attendance on need.

HR professionals claim that Indian businesses are still attempting to strike a balance between 100% in-office work and flexibility. Certain organizations have declared that coming to the workplace is mandatory according to Nishith Mohanty, a partner at Korn Ferry. There are numerous variations of that, but there are businesses that support the hybrid model and they are the ones currently experimenting and locating the equilibrium.

Mohanty also pointed out that the future of work in India will also be a lot closer to the previous paradigm, but acceptance of remote work and work from anywhere will undoubtedly rise.

Also, according to new research from Slack, two and a half years after the UK government implemented its work-from-home policy in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, 88% of desk-based employees in the country working from the office at least once a week, with the typical employee going to the office three days a week.

The survey, which was based on responses from 1,000 knowledge workers across the UK of all ages, job levels, and locations, found that while 60% of respondents coordinate their office attendance with their teams, being in the office makes employees feel less productive because of the wrong tasks being prioritized, a disorganized approach to communications and meetings, and time spent catching up with coworkers.


Neelam Kansarali is an author at Asiana Times, a New and Media Website that provide news fast and accurate. Previously, Neelam worked as a Freelance Content Writer and Digital Marketer. She graduated from IGNOU with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Application and is Currently pursuing her Masters in the same Field.


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