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Digital disruption affecting more CIOs

For established businesses to become digitally-led is hard. It’s not the technology, it’s the cultural shift required.
Modified date: 31/07/2015
Business and industry issue

Why ‘corporate purpose’ has new currency

Increasingly top talent will migrate towards those organisations which can demonstrate a true purpose as well as a sense of why they exist.
Modified date: 23/07/2015
Business and industry issue

Jim Marsh's response

Jim Marsh responds to our expert views about people-related issues facing boards.
Modified date: 21/07/2015
Business and industry issue

Thinking People

The workforce is changing. Our experts discuss what they think are the biggest people related issues facing boards.
Modified date: 20/07/2015
Business and industry issue

People managers need people skills by David Middup

David Middup explains why he thinks boards need to understand people management must be recognised as a skill in its own right.
Modified date: 19/07/2015
Business and industry issue

People issues need a board-level owner by James Riley

James Riley on why he thinks people issues need a board level owner and who this should be.
Modified date: 19/07/2015
Business and industry issue

Boards need to understand what makes people tick by Ingrid Waterfield

Ingrid Waterfield thinks we need more HR directors to sit on boards to deal with people issues in a strategic, long term way.
Modified date: 19/07/2015
Business and industry issue

Don’t hide the morality of business decisions by Chris Paterson

Chris Paterson explains why he thinks boards need to be honest with their workforces about the morality behind their business decisions.
Modified date: 19/07/2015
Business and industry issue

The Living Wage

A look at why more organisations should consider paying employees and contract staff a ‘Living Wage’
Modified date: 06/07/2015
Business and industry issue

Pensions: it’s more important to discuss spending than saving

Motivating a workforce to spend more – or any – of their hard earned income on pensions can be difficult.
Modified date: 04/06/2015
Business and industry issue

Data-driven insights about your people can sharpen performance

Variety of data helps HR practitioners make the right decisions. Evidence can now be used, rather than intuition and settled best practice.
Modified date: 26/05/2015
Business and industry issue

Evidence based HR is here

A brave new world in which data can replace basic HR key performance indicators and provide powerful insights on the role of employees isn’t something which is ‘coming soon’, it’s here.
Modified date: 29/04/2015
Business and industry issue

Impact of GAECL guidance on IFRS 9

KPMG's recent IFRS 9 Breakfast Forum focused on the Basel Committee’s Guidance on Accounting for Expected Credit Losses (GAECL) consultation document.
Modified date: 28/04/2015
Business and industry issue

KPMG at the Workday Rising Europe 2014 Conference

KPMG is proud to be Gold sponsor at Workday Rising Europe 2014
Modified date: 20/04/2015
Business and industry issue

KPMG & Workday

KPMG offers an innovative approach to providing unified HCM, and FM solutions designed for today’s dynamic and global organisations
Modified date: 20/04/2015
Business and industry issue

How agile are UK companies today?

KPMG UK Chairman and Senior Partner Simon Collins believes KPMG has learned the benefits of agile working and this is helping to drive growth
Modified date: 09/04/2015
Business and industry issue

How are UK PLCs tackling the big issues for British business?

Trending issues for British business
Modified date: 02/04/2015
Business and industry issue

Are you nearly or really getting strategic workforce planning right?

David Knight discusses how getting the best from your workforce today and in the future, is at the heart of successful business planning and strategy
Modified date: 27/03/2015
Business and industry issue

Workforce planning audit survey report: UK businesses unprepared for challenges

KPMG in association with the Corporate Research Forum (CRF), produced a report on Strategic Workforce Planning showing UK businesses are not sufficiently prepared for future workforce challenges
Modified date: 23/03/2015
Business and industry issue

The people implications of the pop-up business

Pop-up shops have evolved to become a mainstream phenomenon. The big people agenda challenges will still include the likes of workforce engagement and efficiency.
Modified date: 16/02/2015
Business and industry issue

2015 – A time for confidence or caution for CEOs?

Five of our People Powered Performance experts consider the future for CEOs' people agenda for 2015 and give their top predictions for the year ahead
Modified date: 30/01/2015
Business and industry issue

The portfolio worker – an opportunity for employer and employee

David Knight looks at why the time is ripe for a new innovative employment model and why portfolio working could be just the thing.
Modified date: 19/01/2015
Business and industry issue

The virtual workplace – what’s holding back the arrival of an ‘employee model 2.0’?

David Knight highlights the potential importance of the virtual workforce in the coming decade.
Modified date: 15/01/2015
Business and industry issue

Old wine in new bottles: a salutary lesson

I compare the past and the present as a warning to all because it can allow us to understand the underlying risk and can help fraud-proof our processes and systems.
Modified date: 08/01/2015
Business and industry issue

Companies, don’t let your guard down this festive season

Fraud risks are ever present but the time of Christmas brings with it additional fraud risks for unwitting companies.
Modified date: 18/12/2014
Business and industry issue

Essential holiday reading - non-guaranteed overtime to be included in holiday pay

Angus Menzies shares his thoughts on the new holiday pay regulations
Modified date: 05/12/2014
Business and industry issue

‘Equal pay for an equal day’ remains elusive

Ingrid Waterfield discusses why equal earnings are still the elephant in the room.
Modified date: 19/11/2014
Business and industry issue

Why business can no longer afford to ignore the ageing labour market

David Knight discusses why business can no longer afford to ignore the ageing labour market.
Modified date: 07/11/2014
Business and industry issue

HR: in search of the model answer

Tim Hall discusses how veering from ‘best practice’ can help your HR model outperform your competitors.
Modified date: 17/10/2014
Business and industry issue

Cracking the code: gender intelligent approach to developing corporate leaders

Melanie Richards discusses the Cracking the Code research on KPMG’s ‘World of Work’ blog, highlighting 3 things to encourage women to reach the top.
Modified date: 13/10/2014
Business and industry issue
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