One story in particular has hit headlines this month, after KPMG Chairman Bill Michael chose to tell consultants at the Big Four firm to “stop moaning”. However, it has now been announced that he is stepping aside while the accountancy firm investigates the alleged comments made during a virtual town hall meeting. This news comes according to the Financial Times (FT), who stated that his decision to step aside came shortly after the FT requested comment on additional statements that KPMG staff said Michael had stated. During the virtual meeting, it’s been alleged that he also told staff to stop “playing the victim card”, as well as revealing that he was meeting clients for a coffee despite lockdown measures and branded unconscious bias as “complete crap”. One...
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