Zensar hires over 100 for permanent remote roles
Oct 07, 2020
News | 7 Oct 2020
PUNE: In a push to its work from anywhere model, Zensar Technologies has hired over112 employees for permanent work-from-home roles.
The mid-sized IT firm made these hirings from Jabalpur, Indore, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Vijaywada, Guntur, Nashik and Panvel.“The work from anywhere model has allowed us to hire people to work from tier II and III cities. It also has expanded the talent pool available to us,” Vivek Ranjan, chief human resources officer, Zensar, said.
To make sure that the employees feel a part of the company, Zensar has involved seniors as culture champions to acclimatise workforce who are yet to see the company physically.
This marks a paradigm shift in the way the 9,000 employee strong company will operate going forward.To be sure,the company will get back to some degree of office working but that is still some distance away and will depend on the shape and size at which the pandemic unfolds in the future.
For Ranjan and his colleagues in the HR department, this has been a “defining moment in their careers as they had to meet the moment of truth”.
“Post-Covid all of us are living the same life and the clients are seeing it too and are finding value in it. Trust is getting built that employees working from home can also be productive,” Ranjan said, adding, “The company is looking at enhancing its work from policy for a hybrid workplace model”.
However, the shift comes with on-the-ground and real world infrastructure challenges too power cuts and poor internet connectivity. “A basic level of infrastructure support has to be provided. We have also been discussing that managers need to tackle these situations on an emergent basis and empathize with colleagues who face these challenge,” Ranjan added.