article source: businesstoday.in
overview: A well-oiled remote-working routine that enterprises can transition into whenever required without any disruption to business operations or productivity, a vaccinated workforce, the availability of booster shots, and an overall buoyancy in business sentiment have made India Inc. confident of facing an expected surge in Covid-19 cases in mid-January.
Viswanath P.S., MD and CEO of staffing firm Randstad India, says companies in the hospitality, transport and real estate sectors are also exploring work-from-home options in case the fourth wave hits. For Larsen & Toubro, which has interests across engineering, construction, manufacturing, IT and financial services, remote working is not a feasible solution as a majority of its workforce is in the infrastructure/construction and EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) business.
Even in industries where working remotely is not possible—such as manufacturing, logistics and healthcare—firms are using HCM solutions to ensure business continuity. “For instance, Oracle HCM Solutions is assisting healthcare providers like Apollo Hospitals Enterprises, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Omega Healthcare and many more in streamlining their workforce across business-working models,” says Shaakun Khanna, Vice President, HCM & SaaS Application Alliances, APAC at Oracle.