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KPMG braces itself for recession by offering staff a voluntary 4 day working week and sabbatical of up to 12 weeks......in a move to avoid redundancies as the economic downturn bites.

They are the first of the big accounting firms to make such a move, which is the latest sign of the economic crisis effecting the Accounting Profession.

 'If the economy gets worse this is an option that we can quickly move to rather than a knee jerk reaction when you fire a load of people,' a KPMG spokesman said.
Firms including Deloitte, Grant Thornton and PKF have recently announced plans to cut hundreds of jobs in expectation of slower revenue growth this year.


 
What Prestige Employment Solutions Ltd say?


Over the last number of months, many businesses have been looking at redundancy as the only option available to their business -  in some cases it has been seen as the "Quick Fix" solution to a businesses problems.  
Rather than looking at a Recovery Strategy and engaging their most valuable asset - their Staff, businesses have been viewing staff as an overhead!  

Did you know?
•    49% of workers would rather take a pay cut than watch colleagues be forced from their jobs!
•    84% of firms have not consulted their staff when putting together a strategy to deal with the Economic Crisis

This announcement by KPMG shows that other options are available to businesses, such as flexible working etc.  
If redundancy is a route that businesses have to go down, planning is vital!

If you wish to find out more information on alternatives to redundancy, or should you wish to discuss your redundancy plan, please contact one of the experts at Prestige.

Newry  02830252107
Belfast  028 95810181

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