During the coronavirus pandemic, the transition to working from home was extremely fast for a lot of organizations. But, it has been over a year now since the pandemic happened and employees and employers have gotten a hold of this work from the home scene.
Several companies are now figuring out that permanent remote work is the future of work—pandemic or not because it has opened eyes to a hassle-free way of working that is great for both the company and the employees.
There are many big Indian companies that are still allowing work from home and it seems like they will be continuing it for a while. Here are a few of them in case you want to shift:
Hospitality major OYO has ended up becoming a great example of entrepreneurial success. Originating in Haryana, this hospitality brand is highly sought after by graduates all over the country. The company has That team leaders would ensure that teams only work during mandated working hours, take personal time-outs, and make annual holidays available. Oyo also provides its staff with a 50 per cent discount for a 12-month membership of cure. fit.
As the largest online retailer in the world, Amazon employs nearly 92,000 employees all over the globe and offers traditional and e-books, furniture, household items, nearly apparel, electronics, music, movies, and more. In June 2021, Amazon stated that employees whose positions allow them to work from home can do so two days a week. The online retailer is allowing its corporate employees to avail the work from home option, if their roles permit, till June 2021 worldwide.
IT giant Infosys announced permanent work from home for around 50% of its total workforce. The IT service major is also looking for flexible work from home model for its employees. However, the company expects 20-30 per cent of people to start coming to work from the office. This will vary according to geography, depending on the nature of projects, individual preferences.
Seattle-based technology giant Microsoft has decided to expand its work-from-home policy and make it permanent for some workers. Microsoft will allow employees to work from home freely for less than 50 per cent of their working week, and managers will be able to approve a permanent remote work.
5. Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) followed the new standard and in April became one of the first big IT companies to announce work from home for its staff. Also, the IT company announced that it will have three-fourth of its total working force to work from home, by the year 2025.
The company’s CEO, Jack Dorsey, sent an email to his employees informing the staff they can work from home “forever” if they so wish. Twitter’s shift to a permanent remote work policy was a two-year project, accelerated by the pandemic amid lockdowns.
Spotify announced its transition to a permanent flexible-work model with its Work From Anywhere policy. The new occupational strategy lets its 6,550 global employees choose how they want to work at the company – in an office, remotely, or at a coworking space that the company will pay a subscription for. Employees will be given more choice over the town, city, or country they want to work from.
The payment company offers a no-questions-asked allowance for its employees to improve their internet stations access, setting up work, and other expenses for working from home. It has also cooperated with Rentile on office furniture for its employees.
9. IBM India
IBM aims to expand its emphasis on working from home. The organization has agreed to make 75% of its employees work from home. In nearly half of its offices in major cities in India, the tech firm plans to discontinue lease agreements.
The software and cloud computing company adopted similar work-from-home policies after recently unveiling its Work From Anywhere plans. The new guidelines offer employees three options for how they’ll work going forward: flex, fully remote, and office-based. The flex option will allow workers to come into the office up to three times a week for tasks that cannot be conducted virtually.
Facebook said it will give employees the option of sticking with remote work for the long term, even offering to help some interested in moving to other countries. The internet giant has shared that if an employees job can be done remotely, they can work from home permanently.
Remote working has somehow become a norm for some major companies. If it continues post-pandemic, it is a win-win scenario for both employees and employers, who can save commute time and office expenses, respectively.
Companies are also using remote work as a signing bonus to increase the workforce.
Greater flexibility is becoming a huge perk to attract talent. Even those who were not considering leaving their jobs are being chased away by the possibility of office reopening and are accepting remote positions. For the employees, not only do these new jobs offer a higher pay, but also allow them to have more personal time for meditation and other self-care, along with saving on commute time.
Companies and brands that are offering remote work have also reported an increase in job applications after emphasizing that roles can be performed mostly at home.
Employees are acccustomed to this new work from home life and everyone has realised how most of the work doesn’t require an office setting. A person can be productive and balance their personal life all at the same time.
However, allowing certain employees to work from home can lead to the uncertainty of being treated differently than employees present in offices. Two in three workers think being physically apart from leaders could result in fewer growth opportunities, per CNBC.
So what do you prefer?