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It demonstrates our understanding of many of the complex business issues faced by companies around the world. And if you’d like a deeper understanding call one of our business experts.
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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
 

Smartwatches are vulnerable to cyber attacks

Matt White, Senior Manager in KPMG's cyber security practice comments on new research on smartwatch security.
Modified date: 23/07/2015
Press release
 

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: 20/07/2015
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: 20/07/2015
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: 20/07/2015
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: 20/07/2015
Business and industry issue
 

Labour market statistics could point to recovery in UK productivity, says KPMG

Bill Robinson, Chief Economist at KPMG UK responds to today’s ONS Labour Market statistics
Modified date: 17/07/2015
Press release
 

Systemic underinvestment is dragging down business’ finance functions

The average business' planning, budgeting and forecasting processes are failing to meet the strategic and operational needs which they are designed to support, according to the findings of new research by KPMG and the ACCA.
Modified date: 15/07/2015
Press release
 

Business and education must work together to solve skills shortage

Ingrid Waterfield comments in response to today's ‘Productivity Plan’ announcement by the Chancellor.
Modified date: 10/07/2015
Press release
 

Report on Jobs - Staff appointments continue to rise in June, but rate of growth eases

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG Report on Jobs – published today – provides the most comprehensive guide to the UK labour market, drawing on original survey data provided by recruitment consultancies.
Modified date: 08/07/2015
Press release
 

Summer Budget: Simplify for small businesses, says KPMG’s Small Business Accounting team

In the lead up to the summer Budget announcement, Bivek Sharma, Head of Small Business Accounting at KPMG, reports on what he believes small businesses are looking for on 8th July
Modified date: 08/07/2015
Press release
 

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
 

KPMG economic analysis: Raising the minimum wage to the Living Wage would benefit staff and businesses

KPMG has calculated, for the first time, the impact of the universal adoption of the Living Wage in the UK
Modified date: 06/07/2015
Press release
 

Combat ransomware with technology, training and awareness, says KPMG

George Quigley, partner in KPMG’s cyber security practice comments on the news that cyber-thieves can reap returns of almost 1,500% when they invest in ransomware
Modified date: 11/06/2015
Press release
 

Report on Jobs - Permanent placements rise further in May, albeit at slowest pace in four months

Growth of permanent placements eases, but remains marked overall
Modified date: 05/06/2015
Press release
 

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
 

KPMG Enterprise in the North launches new Consulting team

KPMG’s Enterprise practice in the North has today announced that it has launched a dedicated Consulting team
Modified date: 21/05/2015
Press release
 

Report on Jobs - Permanent placements and salaries rise at faster rates in April

The number of people placed in permanent jobs by recruitment consultants continued to rise in April
Modified date: 08/05/2015
Press release
 

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
 

KPMG Enterprise launches cyber security service for SMEs and mid-tier businesses

KPMG Enterprise has launched a cyber security service tailored to the needs and resources of smaller and mid-tier businesses.
Modified date: 29/04/2015
Press release
 

HR faces crisis of credibility in the Boardroom

HR leaders are facing a crisis of credibility among their senior peers, due to an overreliance on instinct when making decisions.
Modified date: 28/04/2015
Press release
 

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
 

Senior appointment for KPMG’s cyber security practice

George Quigley joins KPMG as a Partner to bolster the rapidly growing cyber security practice
Modified date: 23/04/2015
Press release
 

KPMG is recognised as one of the top employers for women for the third year running

KPMG has been included in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2015, retaining this high profile status for yet another year.
Modified date: 22/04/2015
Press release
 

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
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