People and culture 

We encourage our people to make a sustainable difference for clients, communities and firms, while simultaneously ensuring that everyone has access to the knowledge and skills they need to be the most relevant in the market. KPMG International’s People, Performance and Culture Manual aligns member firms to the four labor principles of the UNGC and informs KPMG firms’ local labor practices.

Development and talent

We are committed to supporting our people to reach their full potential. We ensure they have access to high quality and relevant training through the KPMG Business School. The training they receive enhances both the development of their career and the impact they have on their communities. Equally, we also firmly believe that the opportunities our people have to volunteer and participate in activities such as pro bono work helps them to develop and become more rounded and effective professionals.

Performance and reward

Our new performance management system (MyPD) reinforces our approach to ongoing performance development by enabling continuous and rapid feedback. Features such as goal cascade functionality allow our people to set their goals within the firm’s wider business strategy, which enables our people to gain a clear understanding of the role they play in driving the success of the organization, and establishes a transparent link between performance and reward. Furthermore, financial and non-financial rewards are benchmarked against the market and support flexible work arrangements.

Resourcing and mobility

To solve member firms clients’ most complex challenges, we bring together professionals from across the globe through our Global Opportunities program in order to provide the innovative, relevant and expert services our clients need and expect from KPMG. The program, which also enables our people to permanently relocate to countries across the world, further strengthens our employment offer. We believe that mobility enriches our people and provides them with a greater awareness of the world in which they live and work.

At the same time, we help develop the talent of the future through our KPMG International Case Competition (KICC) in which university students from around the world gain casework experience and compete before a panel of KPMG judges. Global career opportunities and future career development for graduates is also encouraged through the Global Internship Program which allows students to work side-by-side with KPMG professionals to take on real responsibility and sharpen their business skills in their home country and abroad.


At KPMG, we know that our people are our greatest differentiator. Our commitment to fostering a two-way dialogue with our people to understand what motivates them in their careers has led us to carry out regular ‘pulse’ and full employee surveys. Results from these surveys help us understand and respond to the issues that matter to our people and enable us to identify how we can provide them with the tools they need to not only develop and reach their full potential, but also to bring their best to our clients and our communities. With the knowledge that the example set by our business leaders is integral to the engagement of all our people, we also use the results of our surveys to enable our partners to be better role models and lead by example.

People – International Annual Review 2013

People at KPMG
At KPMG our people deliver outstanding professional services to many of the world’s leading companies, entrepreneurs, voluntary and public bodies.