Case Study: Flexibility at KPMG
Summary: Accounting firm KPMG wanted to decrease payroll costs while maintaining its commitment to employees. KPMG gave employees the choice of a four-day workweek at 90 percent of their salary; a sabbatical at 30 percent of their base pay; either or both; or neither. To educate employees about their options, KPMG held conference calls, trained managers, and posted questions and answers on its intranet.
1. How does this program help KPMG?
2. How does this program help KPMGs employees?
3. If you were employed by KPMG, would this program appeal to you? Why or why not?