HCLTech Mandates Office Return: Employees Face Disciplinary Action for Non-Compliance

HCLTech instructs employees to work from office three days a week, starting February 19. Failure to comply may lead to disciplinary measures, irrespective of job band.

  • HCLTech instructs employees to work from office three days a week, starting February 19. Failure to comply may lead to disciplinary measures, irrespective of job band.
  • This move aligns with peers like TCS and Wipro nudging staff back to the office. TCS, for instance, set a deadline till end-March for employees to return, warning of consequences for non-compliance.
  • HCLTech and TCS cite concerns over work culture and cybersecurity risks, advocating for a return to office to maintain organizational culture and mitigate cyber threats.

HCLTech’s recent directive requiring employees to work from the office at least three days a week signals a broader trend in the tech industry. With similar mandates from competitors like TCS and Wipro, companies are striving to restore pre-pandemic work dynamics and address concerns over remote work’s impact on company culture and cybersecurity.

The move comes amid a delicate balance between ensuring employee safety and maintaining productivity. While remote work offered flexibility during the pandemic, companies like HCLTech and TCS are emphasizing the importance of in-person collaboration to preserve organizational culture and mitigate cybersecurity risks. As the industry navigates this transition, employees face the challenge of adapting to new work arrangements while adhering to company directives.