Twitter asks employees to work from home; TCS, HCL Tech asks to avoid travel
Twitter asks employees to work from home; TCS, HCL Tech asks to avoid travel – As other tech giants like Tata Consultancy Services and HCL Technologies instructed staff to avoid non-essential travel, Twitter has asked its employees to figure from home because it firms put in situ measures to safeguard workers against the deadly coronavirus.
Twitter gave employees a choice to work from home after the coronavirus outbreak claimed over 3,000 lives globally, and fresh cases being reported in India.”As the worldwide epidemic cases of Coronavirus is spreading, all employees are strongly encouraged globally to figure from home if they’re able The major aim is to lower the probability of the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus for us — and therefore the world around us,” Twitter said during a blog.
Jennifer Christie, who leads the people team at Twitter, said in a series of tweets, “Today, we shared additional guidance, strongly encouraging all Twitter employees globally to figure from home if they’re able. Our goal is to minimize contact with others and get in touch with others and contain any potential risk, protecting everyone’s health and safety.”
A TCS spokesperson said the corporate is functioning closely with all the relevant global, regional and native health institutions and are implementing the newest recommendations given to the corporate about the Indian IT industry, which gets a big chunk of its revenues from exports, is additionally focusing on ensuring the security of employees.
Especially throughout Italy, as a precautionary measure, the corporate has implemented work from home and restrictions on travel.”This had also been put in situ across some countries in Asia-Pacific, and is being monitored and modified supported things in each location,” the spokesperson said.
A plague contingency plan within the impacted geographies has been invoked by HCL technologies and is providing full support to employees, wherever possible by creating a special global task force to take necessary actions in consultation with external agencies (International SOS) and actively monitor things.
Last month, Mobile World Congress (MWC), the most important annual showcase for the telecom and technology industry held in Barcelona, was canceled in sight of the coronavirus outbreak whose epicenter was in China.
The virus outbreak, which has seen cases being registered across the planet including South Korea, Iran, Italy, and Japan, has had a big impact on supply chains and manufacturing, given China is one among the most important sources of components for products like electronics after the government has stepped up its efforts to detect and check the infection which has killed over 3,100 people worldwide.
“HCL is pro-actively invoking all required measures to make sure business continuity and can even be providing full support to clients and employees,” the corporate said.
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