The Covid-19 situation is improving in the country after almost one and a half years. Now, both the Centre and the state governments are rolling back the restrictions imposed to avoid the spread of the virus.
With this, the focus now seems more on livelihood and many companies, which had opted work from home during the pandemic, are ready with their office return plans.
If this happens, more than 50 per cent (5-7 lakh) workforce in over 35 sectors may return to offices by the end of this year.
Citing Aon’s Future of Work Survey, ET stated that financial institutions, manufacturing, automotive, engineering, retail and chemicals are some of the sectors where employees may return to office sooner than the staff of other firms.
“With the strong improvement in economic sentiment and activity, there is also a push from companies to restore normalcy and business as usual,” partner in Aon’s human capital business, Roopank Chaudhary told ET.
Chaudhary further told the publication that due to the high levels of “attrition and the increased need to engage and retain employees, firms with diverse client-facing and collaborative roles are encouraging their workforce to return to office.”
It is pertinent to mention here that several IT companies in India have already decided to call their employees back while some firms are allowing only fully vaccinated employees to work from office, though on a voluntary basis.
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Wipro and Tech Mahindra are some of the big firms whose employees may soon return to the office.