People are what matter most in our Firm
In this ever changing and evolving environment we live and work, we are proud to see our talented people making meaningful and positive difference for our clients and the communities we serve. Living our values, we foster an environment of continuous learning, full of opportunities, where our diverse people can grow and thrive. We are committed to embracing an inclusive culture, drawing strength from our differences, and working together with an aim to bring our purpose to life: to inspire confidence and empower change.
Maria Karantoni, Head of People
The key to our success lies in our own people
One of the most important factors contributing to the success of an organisation is its people; this importance is even greater in the professional services industry. Embracing the expertise, skills and uniqueness of our people in conjunction with providing them with all necessary resources, tools and support they need, are the ingredients for our success. At the same time our “BeWell@KPMG” program has proven to be instrumental in our efforts to support our people to “be and perform at their best” while balancing their act between personal and professional life. We believe that has added value and has accelerated our efforts in making KPMG one of the best places to work. This is the reason why we are staying focused on our wellbeing strategy acknowledging that this is not a one-time task but an ongoing process.
Looking back at the long history and success of our Firm, we are proud to note that what makes a difference is our people. We aim to recruit people that fit into our culture and utilising the support we offer they can develop their talents and flourish within KPMG. The lifelong learning opportunities as well as the experience that people can gain due to the vast variety of high value clients we serve, are amongst our top competitive advantages.
Appreciating that people are our greatest asset, we have created a support system which prioritises the health and wellbeing of our people. Our efforts and actions focus on creating an inclusive environment where people come as they are, respect each other and value the differences between colleagues, build strong positive relationships and grow their own way. Our promise is to continue working together with our people to make KPMG the Clear Choice!
Shaping a better future together
At KPMG we believe that learning is a lifetime journey and for this reason, we have built a learning culture that encourages ongoing improvement and development at individual, team and organisational level. We empower our people to enhance their skills, knowledge, capabilities and competencies and share their experiences, enabling everyone to evolve and excel. Our Open Performance Development approach helps people to adopt a growth mindset, have an open and transparent two-way communication as well as to provide and receive ongoing constructive feedback, with an aim to reach their full potential. Delivering impact, seeking growth and inspiring trust is at the heart of our Open Performance Development.
As an Employer of Choice, we are also committed to supporting our people and we invest in their health and wellbeing. We cultivate a culture where both mental and physical health are set as a top priority, to empower our people to perform at their best and grow as individuals and as a firm, in a sustainable way.
Recognising our people’s individual needs that may vary depending on personal circumstances, commitments, or preferences, we offer various flexible working arrangements such as reduced working hours, flexible working hours, Flex Fridays and reduced working hours for July and August, mother scheme etc. Embracing the future of work, we are always open to adopt fresh and innovative practices that equally benefit our people and the firm. As a result, we have adopted the hybrid working model as a response to supporting a better work/life integration for our people.
What is more, we appreciate our people’s efforts and high quality of work, we recognise the impact they make and the success they create and thus, we celebrate and reward their hard work with objectivity and fairness.
*60% of new hires
Principal & Senior Manager
* numbers for calendar year 2022