As Covid cases rise, offices face staff crunch | India News

MUMBAI: Hit by the third Covid wave, organisations are once again grappling with absenteeism from work.
Covid leaves are being used by employees, and organisations are deploying job rotation, multi-tasking and also engaging temp staff to maintain business continuity. Given the rising cases across India, organisations have gone back to a work-from-home (WFH) mode for office-based staff, while maintaining Covid protocols at factories. Some of the organisations TOI spoke to said they are witnessing absenteeism of the same order witnessed in the second Covid wave.
JK Group president (group HR) Prem Singh said time-tested HR processes like multi-skilling, multi-tasking and job rotation have proved handy. “As a large manufacturing organisation, we also follow a practice of flexi-workforce, which allows for in-built contingency. We also follow a flexible manning system wherein we engage a…

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