The company continues to keep a close watch on the situation and is in touch with all diplomatic and related agencies to ensure the safety and security of its employees in Japan. Currently all HCL employees on ground there are safe. The HCL senior leadership is in touch with the leadership team in Japan and monitoring the situation closely. In the next few days, a senior level delegation from India will be travelling to Japan to ensure on-ground support. This delegation will be holding an Open House for all employees at relevant locations in Japan.
Meanwhile the company is working with its Japan based customers to ensure that its employees have access to all possible options, like:
- Employees have an option of working from home
- Employees may work out of an alternate location like Osaka, China, Singapore or India on Japan timings
- Employees may proceed on leave in consultation with their manager and spend time with their families inside or outside Japan. They may also choose to send their families to an alternate location
The company’s travel desk is geared to assist with all these arrangements if so required.
Since outbound communication is erratic in such times HCL has ensured that hotlines are set up for employee assistance along with providing contact details of HR SPOCs. The company will ensure that periodic communication is sent to its employees to continuously apprise them of the situation. It has also created a section on the company website (www.hcltech.com) to enable both customers and employees to remain apprised of the latest situation. Families of Indian employees based in Japan would of course be concerned and teams at HCL are reaching out to them to ensure that they have periodic and correct information on the situation.
In such trying times, the last thing Japan needs is panic from the international community. At HCL employees of all nationalities are equally important and the company will strive hard to make them feel safe and secure. There are contingency plans of quick evacuation of all employees and their families if the situation arises. However, it appears that we are far from that situation right now and it is important that we are supportive of the nation rebuilding initiative in this hour of crisis. Japan as a nation is showing great maturity and equanimity in dealing with the crisis and HCL respects this.
HCL is also equally committed on providing humanitarian support to the country in all possible ways. The company is working with the Japanese Consulate and related agencies such as Japanese Culture Centre to decide on options to support the relief measures, having provided assistance during natural disasters in many past instances in India and other countries.
As a family of 72,000, HCL continues to pray for Japan to bide over these difficult times. All its employees observed a 2 minute silence on 15th March 2011, to mark their solidarity for people of Japan.
About HCL Technologies
HCL Technologies is a leading global IT services company, working with clients in the areas that impact and redefine the core of their businesses. Since its inception into the global landscape after its IPO in 1999, HCL focuses on ‘transformational outsourcing’, underlined by innovation and value creation, and offers integrated portfolio of services including software-led IT solutions, remote infrastructure management, engineering and R&D services and BPO. HCL leverages its extensive global offshore infrastructure and network of offices in 26 countries to provide holistic, multi-service delivery in key industry verticals including Financial Services, Manufacturing, Consumer Services, Public Services and Healthcare. HCL takes pride in its philosophy of ‘Employee First’ which empowers our 72,267 transformers to create a real value for the customers. HCL Technologies, along with its subsidiaries, had consolidated revenues of US$ 3.1 billion (Rs. 14,101 crores), as on 31st December 2010 (on LTM basis). For more information, please visit www.hcltech.com
HCL is a $5.7 billion leading global technology and IT enterprise comprising two companies listed in India - HCL Technologies and HCL Infosystems. Founded in 1976, HCL is one of India's original IT garage start-ups. A pioneer of modern computing, HCL is a global transformational enterprise today. Its range of offerings includes product engineering, custom & package applications, BPO, IT infrastructure services, IT hardware, systems integration, and distribution of information and communications technology (ICT) products across a wide range of focused industry verticals. The HCL team consists of over 79,000 professionals of diverse nationalities, who operate from 31 countries including over 500 points of presence in India. HCL has partnerships with several leading Global 1000 firms, including leading IT and Technology firms. For more information, please visit www.hcl.com
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