The country’s largest Multinational company, Tata Consultancy Services is hoping that around 5 lakh employees can return back to the workplace once they are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus by September this year.
The company CEO Rajesh Gopinathan said, “We are all hoping to get our folks vaccinated with a second shot by September. Once people get the second shot, we will be getting back to the office on a more regular basis.”
TCS CEO Gopinathan also responded to queries about if employees are willing to come back to work. He said that there is a balance of both, those wanting to come back and initial workplace fear, that will get down as vaccination gains pace.
Commenting on the quarterly results of Q1FY22, the company’s chief of global human resources Milind Lakkad stated, “In less than two months, over half a million associates and family members and over 70 percent of our associates have been vaccinated. We are on track to vaccinate all TCSers and families by September.”
He also said, “During the months of April and May, the second wave of the pandemic has been quite demanding for the TCS Family. Our thoughts are with the families who suffered the personal loss despite our best efforts. I want to acknowledge the temperament and personality of our associates who stood by each other in these stressful times.”
TCS, which recently reported its quarterly results for Q1FY22, said that it will be hiring more than 40,000 freshers from campuses in the country in the financial year 2021-22.