COVID-19 grip eases in India, Employers warm up to welcome staff

    Now that most employees and their families have received their first COVID-19 vaccination dose, it’s expected that offices will be fully reopened in October-November with everyone completely vaccinated by then, the companies said.

    The efforts gain steam, so are plans to return to the office — despite how some workers feel about it.

    Employees set to return to pre-covid work arrangements

    After a year of working from home, most workers though hesitant, in someways are looking forward to return to office, as vaccination picks up. Vaccinated or not, many employees said that, given the option, they would want to keep working from home even after the Covid crisis subsides, according to a surveys.

    Several fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), auto, consumer electronics and retail companies have begun getting employees back to their corporate offices in small batches for a few days a week — referred to as “warm-up days”.

    Others are planning to do this as well, in order to get staff used to the habit of working from office again as Covid numbers decline. They include Parle Products, LG, Hyundai Motors, Kia India, Tata Consumer Products, Future Group and Panasonic among others.


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