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KPMG is number two on list of World's Most Attractive Employers for the third time 

21 September 2012
KPMG has been ranked second for three consecutive years on Universum's 2012 index of “The World's Most Attractive Employers."

The Universum rankings this year polled over 75,000 business students from the world's top academic institutions around the world. A global talent consultant, it develops its global index of the top 50 most attractive employers by asking students pursuing business and engineering degrees to identify "ideal" employers.

"KPMG is recognised for our professionalism and commitment to nurturing an opportunities-rich environment for our employees to become more productive while adding value to the business," said Philip Lee, Head of People, Performance and Culture, KPMG in Singapore.
"To be voted by students as one of the world's most attractive employers is an affirmation that KPMG is indeed an employer of choice and a great place to work for our people," he added.

"Attracting top students into our firms enables us to bring the best talent, expertise and knowledge to our clients," says Michael Andrew, Chairman of KPMG International.
"We are proud that students globally are recognising our employment offer and have ranked us so highly for the third consecutive year. What makes the ranking especially meaningful is that it is based on the opinions of those who represent the future of KPMG and our clients."

The Singapore firm, which has 2,400 employees, believes that fair and good recruitment practices have played a role in attracting good candidates, while enhancing their prospects for personal and professional growth with the firm. For instance, Opportunity and Pro-Family policies were introduced in 2009 to create an inclusive environment where everyone in the firm can be assured of equal and fair treatment. Guided by these policies, initiatives introduced have driven an increase in employee retention rates.

Mr Lee further added, "Having a career in KPMG is challenging and rewarding. We are committed to equipping our people with the skills they need to cut through the complexity of today. The Universum ranking is a true testament to the employment experience we have to offer new graduates."