Work From Home : People are getting lost from covid curbs all around the world. When they return to restaurants, concerts, and even fitness centers, many of them are hesitant to continue with the workplace.

Companies are reconsidering their work from home policies, and human resources departments are bringing employees back to the office, resulting in a Great Resignation Wave. Many corporate leaders and employees who previously sought, requested, and awaited the office’s reopening are now disappointed with the return to routine.

According to a new study, the majority of employees at the country’s largest IT services firms want more flexible working options with work from home, even as corporations urge them back to the office. According to a survey performed by the recruiting firm CIEL HR Services, around 88% of employees in leading IT firms are willing to quit their current positions.


Around 46% of them – mostly working mothers and caregivers – are looking for work from home (WFH) opportunities because their current employers want them to return to the office, while another 46% are eager to quit for better-paying positions.

The remaining 8% want to resign because they see their employer’s requirement that they return to work as constraining, as it prevents them from pursuing other interests and passions due to increased travel time, and so on.

As a result, firms must accept their employees’ evolving preferences and build personnel strategies that encompass onsite, hybrid, and remote working (work from home). It is vital to value the value of the people who work rather than the place.

This will help firms cultivate ties with employees, which will play an important part in a smoother transition from office culture to work culture with work from home. “Returning to workplaces limits their independence and affects their lifestyle,” Aditya Misra, CEO of CIEL, told ET.

CIEL conducted a poll on talent mobility in the IT sector in early October, with 1,000 respondents from 19 prominent IT firms. However, experts in recruitment services believe that threats of resignation in response to back-to-office calls from employers may not work well for employees in this labor market, which is seeing a little slowdown in hiring.

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Officials from Adecco and Xpheno said they expect staff to generally follow orders when called back to work. “Threats of this nature may have had teeth a few months ago in the candidate-controlled employment market,” Xpheno cofounder Anil Ethanur explained.

However, with fewer employers seeking talent and more companies returning to hybrid or work from office(WFO), candidates have fewer possibilities for full-time work from home, he says.

“Threats to resign in response to WFO are, at best, a paper tiger in the current setting,” Ethanur said. According to experts, IT businesses encounter a variety of challenges in a remote working environment. “On the one hand, fresh orders and even the speed of ongoing projects are slowing.” On the other hand, they are concerned about employee productivity and staff moonlighting,” said CIEL’s Misra.

Top IT companies have started to push their employees to return to work. At the business’s second quarter results announcement earlier this week, HCL Tech’s chief people officer Ramachandran Sundararajan stated that the company encourages employees to come to the office three days a week.

TCS staff are also obliged to come to the office three days a week, but Infosys employees can work from home on any given day. According to experts, returning to work is especially difficult for hundreds of IT employees who migrated to their hometowns or other regions away from the office location during the outbreak.

“With most businesses requiring employees to come to work at least three days a week, there is sure to be some pushback,” said Ramesh Alluri Reddy, Adecco India’s head. “From a company standpoint, they’re missing out on culture in a remote working environment,” he added.

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