TCS Reacts After Report Claims Staff Warned Over Work-From-Office Rule
India’s leading IT services firm Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has denied reports that it has issued a stern warning to employees who do not adhere to the return-to-office policy. In a statement, a TCS spokesperson said the company encourages employees to work from the office three days a week, but “does not engage in career or compensation-related communications.” The report comes after the Times of India reported that TCS has started sending memos to employees who are away from the office for at least 12 days in a month.
The memo warned that disciplinary action would be taken against employees if they did not adhere to the list, the TOI report added.
“We are excited to see our campuses buzzing with energy and want all our employees to be a part of that vibrant ecosystem. A significant number of employees have joined TCS in the last two years. It is important for them to experience the TCS environment.
Collaborate, learn, grow and have fun together so that It fosters a strong sense of belonging to the organization and enables better integration,” he told NDTV.
“For the past several months, we have been encouraging associates in India to return to the office and spend 3 days a week in the office.
This has had a positive effect on many of our people returning to the office. Our aim is for all associates to work. On an average of 3 days a week in the office, and everyone “We are continuing to work with all of our teams to participate. At this time, we are not communicating or sorting out career or compensation related links,” the spokesperson added.
TCS said last year that it would not allow employees to work 100 percent remotely — a situation necessitated by the coronavirus pandemic. Emailed employees asking them to work from the office three days a week.
Under the TCS model of calling employees into the office three days a week, no more than 25 percent of TCS employees are required to work from the office at any given point.
Last year, the company had said that the rostering would be done based on project requirements and both freshers and experienced professionals would be invited to the office.
TCS said the move is part of the company’s gradual transition from Secure Borderless Workspaces (SBWS) to a hybrid model.