KPMG tries to lure more staff to cut hours
Only one-third of staff have accepted
KPMG has changed the terms of its four-day a week flexible work offer in a
bid to entice more of its 11,000 staff to sign on, the Financial Times
Rather than dock staff a full day’s pay, the firm said in an email to staff
that four-day workers would only lose 10 per cent of their existing pay. This
was on condition that 75 per cent of the firm agreed to take part.
UK staff were last month asked to volunteer to work either a four-day week or
take extended unpaid leave for up to 12 weeks per year.
Just one-third of staff have so far agreed to cut their hours, but to be
effective in reducing costs two-thirds would need to accept the offer.