New Delhi: India Because coronavirus infections are on the rise again across the country, numerous employers may reconsider their previously established 'work-from-home policy. Though nothing has been proven, corporations are keeping a careful eye on the situation and waiting for government guidance in the aftermath of a dramatic increase in COVID instances.
According to reports, several organizations' employees are being requested to work from home for the next two weeks due to an increase in infection rates. According to the Economic Times, Airtel, India's largest telecom service provider, is monitoring the issue and has strong Covid-19 safety standards in place across all of its facilities.
Deepinder Goyal, co-founder, and CEO of Zomato wrote an email to his staff on April 19 in which he stated that depending on the scenario in the next few days, mandatory work from home would be reinstated for a few weeks. "Please prepare your home workstations for this event," Zomato wrote in an email to its staff.
Similarly, the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) behemoth Nestle intends to stick with the mixed work paradigm. The corporation has instructed its staff to come to the workplace only if it is necessary.
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), on the other hand, is dedicated to the '25X25′ paradigm and the implementation of hot desks. The 25X25 approach attempts to reintroduce individuals to the workplace and gradually transfer them to a mixed work style.
According to the plan, no more than 25% of the company's workers will need to work from the office at any given moment, and no employee will need to spend more than 25% of their time at the office.
According to reports, HCL will continue to function in a hybrid mode because the company's main priorities are the safety and well-being of its employees. "The safety and well-being of our employees and their families are one of our top objectives."
We are also steadfast in our commitment to preserving company continuity and providing uninterrupted services to our clients. We are now monitoring the situation and will continue to function in a hybrid manner," the IT behemoth said, according to a site.
According to a poll performed by the recruiting and staffing agency CIEL HR Services, employees are even willing to abandon their jobs if the option of working from home is no longer available. At least six of the ten respondents were prepared to resign rather than return to the office. According to the poll findings, the same percentage of respondents (from IT, outsourcing, tech startups, consulting, BFSI, and business-enabling tasks across all sectors) are willing to turn down a higher-paying job that needs them to come to the office.
With 2,451 new coronavirus infections reported every day, India's overall COVID-19 case count surged to 4,30,52,425, while active cases increased to 14,241.
The death toll has risen to 5,22,116, including 54 more victims. According to the health ministry, active cases account for 0.03 percent of total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate is 98.75 percent. In the last 24 hours, there has been an increase of 808 cases in the active COVID-19 caseload. According to health ministry data, the daily positivity rate was 0.55 percent and the weekly positivity rate was 0.47 percent.