TITLE

Thinking two steps ahead

AUTHOR(S)
Campbell, Rachel
PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
People Management;1/29/2009, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p15
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The author explains how the Flexible Futures programme of KPMG works. The author describes the buzz created by the launch of Flexible Futures. The programme asks all 11,000 partners and staff of KPMG to volunteer to change their terms and conditions of employment for 18 months in line with the economic downturn. Under the programme, KPMG can ask volunteers to reduce their working week by one day, unpaid; or to take between four and 12 weeks' leave at 30 per cent pay.
ACCESSION #
37020377

 

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