BT offers paid sabbaticals to beat the recession

Churchard, Claire
July 2009
People Management;7/16/2009, Vol. 15 Issue 15, p7
The article reports that BT is offering staff sabbaticals to reduce its people costs. It states that the offering, which is under the firm's Time Out package, is an attempt to deal with its losses reported for the first quarter of 2009. An incentive payment is also being offered to staff to move from fulltime roles to part-time ones for a minimum of one year. Tom Keeney, director of employee relations at BT Group, said that the Time Out options are not a replacement for the reductions that they have to make in their workforce in 2009.


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