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9 tech companies that have asked employees to work from office

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Covid-19

pushed companies to take some

strict measures

, including asking employees to work from home. As the pandemic wanes, the tech giants have put in place new policies, asking employees to work from the office. These companies include Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Infosys, HCL Technologies, Google and Amazon, among others.
It has been reported that several employees are refusing to work from the office as they will have to relocate. However, companies have resorted to stringent measures to call employees back to work.
TCS changes work from home policy
TCS made it mandatory for employees to work from the office for at least three days a week by March 31. Non-compliance could lead to “consequences,” and the company justifies the move by citing factors like improved collaboration, better training, and increased productivity.

HCLTech makes work from office compulsory
HCLTech has made work from office compulsory for all its employees starting February 19. The company requires its employees to work from their designated HCLTech offices for a minimum of three days a week. Those who do not follow the directive will face disciplinary action
Infosys asks employees to work at least 10-days a month
Infosys instructed its employees to work from the office for a minimum of 10 days, which is at least three days a week. Infosys claims that this policy is aimed at enhancing teamwork and employee well-being

Wipro asks employees to come at least 3-days-a-week
Wipro told its employees last year that they are required to be physically present in the office for a minimum of three days per week. Those who do not comply with this policy may face disciplinary action. Wipro claims that this policy is aimed at enhancing teamwork, innovation, and culture.
Google to monitor employees’ attendance
Google also asked its employees to come to office and it was reported that the company also told employees to work on alternate days to implement its co-working space policy. The company wants staff to be in the office for at least three days a week, and the company will reportedly be monitoring the attendance and will take action against those who do not turn up.
Amazon warns risk of promotion
Amazon is another global tech giant that is discouraging remote work. The company also wants its employees to work from home a minimum of three days a week or else they risk the chances of promotion. The company has reportedly given managers the authority to effectively terminate employees who fail to meet the requirement of returning to the office three times a week.
IBM asks employees to relocate near office
Among the tech giants that have asked the companies to come back to the workplace is IBM. It reportedly asked all its US managers to return to the office or leave the job. In a memo this January, senior VP John Granger said that all managers based in the US must now report to an office or client location for a minimum of three days each week.
Dell classifying workers as hybrid
Reports suggest that Dell is implementing a new return-to-office policy, reclassifying most workers as hybrid. They will be required to work from a corporate office for at least 39 days per quarter, three days per week. Workers below a certain pay grade can choose to be fully remote but may face limited career advancement.
Come to office or lose job: Meta
Facebook parent company Meta also told its employees to work from the office for three days a week. It reportedly warned employees that those who don’t follow will may lose their jobs. Meta was among the first set of companies that asked employees to come to office.

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