KPMG has jumped to second place, behind Google and ahead of our competitors, on a global index of the world’s most attractive employers.
The index is based on the opinions of nearly 130,000 students from top academic institutions in the United States, China, Japan, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Brazil, Spain, Canada, Russia and India. The annual survey is conducted by Universum, a global talent consultant.
“We are honored that so many students worldwide see KPMG as an ideal place to begin and build their careers,” said KPMG Chairman Tim Flynn. “I think it shows that students recognize the important role played by our profession and in particular the commitment KPMG has to enabling our people to develop the skills and values that are essential for serving our clients and communities in today’s complex global business environment.”
Universum asks students pursuing business and engineering degrees to identify “ideal” employers, and this year KPMG moved up six places from our eighth place ranking in 2009, leapfrogging our competitors.
KPMG member firms have recruited approximately 15,000 graduates globally over the past year.
“Our graduate hires benefit from the learning and development programs we have in place so that they can gain the technical, business and leadership skills as well as the global perspective necessary to build a rewarding career,” said Rachel Campbell, KPMG’s Global Head of People. “Graduates are also attracted by opportunities we offer such as our Global Mobility Program that enables them to take on assignments all around the world.”
"To secure talent from an increasingly demanding young generation, employers must develop strong employer brands,” said Michal Kalinowski, Universum’s CEO. “Based on the results of our survey, KPMG member firms have managed to do just that through their innovative student outreach and employee programs."
The full list of “The World’s Most Attractive Employers 2010” is available at www.universumglobal.com/top50