Employers follow KPMG lead on four-day week

Churchard, Claire
July 2009
People Management;7/2/2009, Vol. 15 Issue 14, p9
The article discusses a voluntary-four day week policy, or Flexible Futures, which was implemented by accounting firm Klynveld Peat Marwick Goerdeler (KPMG) in January 2009. Tim Payne, the people strategy head at KPMG, told the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development's (CIPD's) recruitment, resourcing and performance conference in London, England in October 2009 that a number of employers have consulted KPMG on its implementation. The policy allows KPMG to reduce employee costs without resorting to redundancies.


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