Bartle Bogle Hegarty UK is asking its staff to take nine days unpaid leave a year, equivalent to a 3.5 per cent pay cut, to stave off the need for redundancies according to Brand Republic. The announcement was made last night during an all staff meeting. Now, employees are left to decide whether to take the deal. Erm… take the deal! Take it!
Kudos to BBH for figuring out how make the money work without having to let anyone go. The agency’s US office has already seen a round of lay-offs. A spokesperson told us that “”BBH New York’s business is strong, especially having won new assignments early this year. We are not considering any pay cuts at this time.” Now, there’s some good news. In the future let’s hope they follow mothership London’s lead and offer a similar deal.