One of the big four audit firms, KPMG is experiencing an increased demand from global clients. To cater to this need and to expand its India front, the management consulting firm would be hiring 8,000-9,000 people in India and a tenth of them will be deployed on projects overseas.
Last year, in September, it had announced its hiring plan to build its advisory business, where it was looking to hire executives across levels in the next 12-18 months. Besides that KPMG was also looking for senior executives from the industry and digital experts in strategy and operations functions.
Now, as global clients increasingly demand from to implement solutions and demonstrate results for the strategy guidance KPMG gives to them, the consulting firm once again looks to expand its operations.
One of the top executives of KPMG shared that traditionally, consulting and advisory firms have looked at global companies and helped them draw a strategy to either cut costs or improve business, most often using technology. The plan implementation is often done by their client employees or third party vendors based on these strategies. This is changing and the consulting firms are expected to deliver results, often pegging their fees to outcomes
As clients are getting increasingly output oriented, it is essential that there is a strong team to deliver these promises and hence, for KPMG hiring and skilling employees will be the key focus area for now.