Article: KPMG India collaborates with Masters’ Union for an HR MasterCamp

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KPMG India collaborates with Masters’ Union for an HR MasterCamp

Tech-oriented and skill-based, this new HR course is all set to bridge the academia-industry gap for Human Resource Management in India and build industry-ready professionals.
KPMG India collaborates with Masters’ Union for an HR MasterCamp

KPMG India, one of the leading professional services companies, and Masters’ Union, the new-age practitioner-led business school, have come together to address India’s changing demand for skilled HR professionals. The collaboration aims to boost the pool of skilled resources available in the Human Resource Management sector through MasterCamps. Smart, engaging, and result-driven, MasterCamp programmes expose students to real-life complexities enriching their worldview, and expanding their integrated technological insight and skill set. 

The ‘Great Resignation’, a pandemic-induced phenomenon which resulted in a large number of employees voluntarily quitting their jobs over the past couple of years, has led to an increase in demand for remote work and flexible working arrangements. As a ripple effect, recruitment and retention of top talent have become even more competitive. HR, as a function, is expected to play a critical role in embracing these changing trends to enable companies to navigate the complex talent market and develop effective talent retention strategies. This strategic partnership has set out to address the same glaring gap. 

Pratham Mittal, Founder, Masters’ Union, said, “The demand for skilled HR in India is growing, and with KPMG in India as our partner, we are confident to make a significant impact in the field. It’s great to see organisations recognising the importance of skill-based learning in the current environment. The pandemic has accelerated the shift towards technology, making it vital that professionals have the latest skills to meet the growing market demands. By partnering with a reputable firm like KPMG in India, we are not only providing students with the skills and knowledge to succeed in today's rapidly changing job market, but we are also creating a talent pool of well-equipped professionals who can help businesses grow”. 

Open to HR professionals with a bachelor’s degree across fields and a work experience of over 2 years, the programme is skill-driven and has a job-relevant curriculum designed and delivered by KPMG India practitioners. It aims to empower young professionals to develop advanced skills through hands-on training. The 6-month Human Resource Management programme is aimed at building core HR skills through assignments on recruiting, onboarding, negotiating, formulating HR policies, building training programmes, etc. The programme will help students expand their skill sets with disruptive technologies and platforms like HRMS, LMS, ATS, PowerBI, LinkedIn, and 

Speaking about the MasterCamp offering, Vijay Gogoi, Partner and Lead, Learning Services, KPMG India, said, “We're thrilled to partner with Masters' Union and bridge the critical skills gap in HR in India. We want young professionals to stay ahead of the curve, so industry leaders and educators must come together to deploy methodologies to enhance the learning experience and provide targeted development. This will help build a talented workforce that can adapt to changing business environments.”

The MasterCamp aims to build a thorough foundation while placing students in real-life situations to provide them with practical experience. Students will gain expertise through hands-on work on HR Analytics & Dashboards and proficiency in HR systems and talent management software. 

With a coming-of-age curriculum, hands-on assignments, a hybrid learning experience, exposure to seasoned professionals and placement support, the course is smart, engaging and highly outcome-driven. Moreover, the top 10 percentile students will be eligible to apply for an internship at KPMG India. The programme is structured to cater to the learning requirements of young professionals in HR and professionals aiming to transition to a career in the sector. 

On completion of the programme, students will be granted a Certificate of Completion which is jointly issued by Masters’ Union and KPMG in India. KPMG in India and Masters' Union are committed to promoting the continued professional development of HR professionals in India and believe that this partnership will play a critical role in addressing the skills gap. 

For details on the admission process, curriculum design, fee structure, scholarships and more, click here

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Topics: Learning & Development, Skilling, #FutureOfWork, #HRCommunity

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