Indian IT outsourcing firm Infosys is reportedly considering keeping between 30% and 50% of its employees working from home permanently. As of now, more than 90% of the IT major’s staff are operating remotely.
IT employees across the country are increasingly becoming familiar with remote-working, reported India’s economic periodical Business Today, citing Infosys HR Head, Richard Lobo.
“Once things are normal…., probably 50 percent of employees will come to the office and the rest will work from home,” Lobo said. “Moving on, 66 percent will be in the office but 33 percent will work permanently from home.”
Bangalore, India-based IT firm has nearly 250,000 employees, with approximately 50% of them based in foreign countries far beyond the Indian shores. That means, around 80,000 of Infosys staff will continue to work remotely even after the travel restrictions are lifted.
The report comes almost a month after TCS, a domestic peer of Infosys, indicated that more than 75% of its staff will have been working from home by 2025.
Meanwhile, another Indian IT major, Wipro Technologies has stated that it, too, would adopt a remote-working model. Wipro Chairman Rishad Premji said the model of work had been changed forever and that his company will never “go back fully to the old ways” of working.