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Back to office: Companies prefer candidates willing to be physically present at workplace

WFH is on the wane as of now as legacy sectors like infra, manufacturing and pharma are asking new recruits to physically report to work. Even tech companies -- which are more amenable to work-from-home or hybrid models -- are now leaning towards WFO.

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Companies are increasingly asking recruiting firms to bring candidates who are willing to work from office instead of those looking for hybrid or work-from-home (WFH) models of work. Companies have once again shifted their focus to working from office over concerns like attrition and teamwork.

“Teamwork cannot happen remotely. This robotic work culture had to be adopted during the pandemic, but now physical attendance is needed,” said Rituparna Chakraborty, Co-Founder of staffing firm TeamLease Services, told Mint.

Companies are also beginning to call their employees back to offices as the pandemic once again recedes in India. But for thousands of employees who moved away from offices back to home towns, to save on both rent and to be closer to their families, this is creating friction.

Around 80 percent of employees still prefer working from home, according to the recent Tech Talent Outlook report by Scikey.

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