You may not get freedom to work from anywhere

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The hybrid workplace model is here to stay, but for employees at most corporates, it is likely to come with a caveat: you need to be back in the location you were hired for. According to findings from a Deloitte survey, shared exclusively with ET, only 12% companies are planning to give the choice to employees to work from any city on a permanent basis.

Except for the IT/ITeS sector, where one out of four companies plan to give employees the option to work from any city permanently, most other industries are not keen on allowing location flexibility (remote working), the survey covering 450-plus organisations revealed.

Companies across sectors told ET that promoting collaboration among teams is one of the main reasons why they want employees to return to base locations. Issues such as hardware infra, data privacy, better productivity and employee bonding are among the others.

Last week, in a communication sent out by its global HR head Milind Lakkad, Tata Consultancy Services asked its workforce to return to their base branches by November 15.

Harshil Mathur, chief executive at fintech unicorn Razorpay, said while they would be recruiting some new hires purely for remote work roles, current employees would be working out of the locations they were hired for.

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