Feeds

BT offers staff time on hold

The job you have selected is unavailable

Boost IT visibility and business value

BT is offering its staff sabbaticals on reduced pay, as well as various other flexitime working options, in order to cut costs.

The telco is also holding down executive pay, as detailed in its annual report.

The company is piloting various other ways to control costs. Staff are being offered special leave on part pay, sabbaticals and part-time contracts.

BT said: "Many types of flexible working arrangements have been in place for some time and others - including special sabbaticals, term-time and part-time working - have been modified to reflect the current economic climate. These are being piloted in certain parts of the business and we will evaluate the potential make these more widely available in due course."

"BT's innovative working practices include broadband supported home-working, as well as secondments to, and from, other organisations."

Term-time working is aimed at parents who want to keep school holidays free - revised salaries can be spread over the year so you still get a monthly cheque.

BT's Remuneration Committee is setting base salaries for execs at below the median level of its comparator group. Total packages, including bonuses, won't hit the top quartile unless there is sustained and excellent performance.

BT said in March it was freezing salaries for all 100,000 staff in response to the credit crunch. The company is also cutting 15,000 jobs this year, after cutting the same number last year. ®

Boost IT visibility and business value

More from The Register

next story
Scotland's BIG question: Will independence cost me my broadband?
They can take our lives, but they'll never take our SPECTRUM
Trying to sell your house? It'd better have KILLER mobile coverage
More NB than transport links to next-gen buyers - study
Auntie remains MYSTIFIED by that weekend BBC iPlayer and website outage
Still doing 'forensics' on the caching layer – Beeb digi wonk
NBN Co adds apartments to FTTP rollout
Commercial trial locations to go live in September
Samsung Z Tizen OS mobe is post-phoned – this time for good?
Russian launch for Sammy's non-droid knocked back
Telstra to KILL 2G network by end of 2016
GSM now stands for Grave-Seeking-Mobile network
Seeking LTE expert to insert small cells into BT customers' places
Is this the first step to a FON-a-like 4G network?
What FTC lawsuit? T-Mobile US touts 10GB, $100 family-of-4 plan
Folks 'could use that money for more important things' says CEO Legere
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Backing up Big Data
Solving backup challenges and “protect everything from everywhere,” as we move into the era of big data management and the adoption of BYOD.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.