Grant Thornton planning to give staff choice of reduced hours

Grant Thornton could be the first major accountancy firm to ask staff if they want to reduce their hours or consider taking a ‘sabbatical’, in an effort to help both the business and the staff themselves to get through the crisis.

A spokesperson for Grant Thornton UK explained: “Today we have offered all our employees the opportunity to volunteer for a temporary reduction in their contractual hours or a short-term sabbatical.”

The firm is only too aware that some staff with caring duties were having difficulties coping with the current situation.