Accounting firm KPMG told its 16,000 UK employees on Wednesday that they would work in the office for up to four days in a fortnight from next month under a hybrid work model developed after the recent drop in COVID-19 cases in the country.
“As part of the company’s new hybrid way of working, starting in June, KPMG employees are expected to spend up to four days in the office spread over a fortnight, the remainder being spent at home or with customers, ”KPMG spokesperson Zoe Sheppard said in an emailed statement.
KPMG UK director Bill Michael resigned in February after learning he had told staff to ‘stop complaining’ about the impact of COVID-19 on their lives. He was replaced by Jon Holt. Read more
Sheppard said the hybrid plan was developed incorporating staff feedback.
On Tuesday, Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N) asked US-based employees to return to work in the office by mid-June and in the UK to return by mid-July. Read more
JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N) said last week it aims to return to power American workers on a rotational basis from July.
Some 36% of UK employees did at least some homework last year, as the coronavirus outbreak closed many workplaces, up from around 26% in 2019, the Statistics Office said. country in April. Read more
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