KPMG asks staff to accept temporary flexible contracts if the need arises

January 2009
People Management;1/29/2009, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p8
The article focuses on Flexible Futures, an initiative launched by professional services firm KPMG designed to change the terms and conditions of staff employment contracts in case it needs to reduce the paid working week or send workers on sabbatical. The human resources (HR) initiative is aimed at allowing KPMG to request that employees who agree to the change can be required to work a four-day week or take between four and 12 weeks' sabbatical at 30 per cent of their pay. Maximum salary loss in one year will be capped at 20% under the scheme.


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