Times Now News reported that Tata Steel is planning to bring advancements in IT to work from home for factory operators and blue-collar employees and has started pilot projects creating digital twins of their factories to make operations outside from the factories feasible. Currently, Tata Steel is trying the model in Jamshedpur. While the company is already working on real time AR-VR based learning for the new entrants, it is making a progress in re-skilling and on robotics to help blue-collar jobs move to a flexible work mode. Tata Steel Vice President-Human Resource Management Atrayee Sanyal said "At a point during the pandemic, 70-80% of the entire white-collar workforce was working online. But our blue-collar workforce had to be in office while people in services and support system went into 100 percent work from home. That was the scale of change when things began. We want 100 percent of our people to be on flexible mode. When we talk about digital automation industry 4.0, we are also thinking of digital twins of our factories, as well as our blast furnaces in a manner that the control room is completely out of the plant area, a different zone where people can either come or operate from home. A pilot has already started and much more to come in future. Work from should not only be available for people who do desk-oriented jobs, people on other profiles. For this, reskilling and robotics is a big jump and time taking process. We are also doing a lot of work on team building for smooth process.”About 30% of the other white-collar profiles in Tata Steel are working from home or have the flexibility to be location agnostic. The recruitment and onboarding process continues to be online with e-learning courses. However, the company is planning to make onboarding to 50-50 ratio going ahead. Some roles and profiles like that in IT have now completely moved to work from home and have opened the doors for talent across cities.