Friday, January 23, 2009

KPMG Wins Catalyst Award for Diversity Initiative

KPMG has won an 2009 Catalyst Award for its Great Place to Build a Career initiative, which includes programs, resources, and benefits aimed at making KPMG an inclusive employer.

In choosing its annual award winners, Catalyst considers several aspects of an organization's diversity program including business rationale, senior leadership support, accountability, communication, replicability, originality and measurable results.

In 2008, 18.2 percent of KPMG partners were women, up from 12.9 percent in 2003. Also, women of color represented 10.2 percent of managing directors, directors, senior managers, and managers, up from 5.7 percent in 2003.

Turnover among KPMG’s women and men decreased over the course of the initiative, dropping 36.3 percent for women and 24.5 percent for men between 2003 and 2008.

Just how hard is it to win the Catalyst award? Corporate award skeptics would say that far too many prizes are given to companies based on their ability to fill the tables at awards dinners.

However, Catalyst is pretty well respected and it only passes out a handful of Awards each year, even though the group has over 400 members globally.

KPMG is the fourth of the Big Four to earn the award. Ernst & Young won in 2003, PricewaterhouseCoopers won in 2007 and Deloitte won way back in 1995.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

. Why does anyone even care what KPMG has to say? Why does anyone want to work at KPMG? KPMG audits a disproportionate percentage of financials yet totally missed the banking collapse. Exactly what is KPMG expert at and why would anyone listen to them after all their failed audits of failed institutions? Many as early as 2005 predicted the financial meltdown and the unsustainable lending pattern of the financials including Dr. Roubini of the Stern School of economics, why didn’t KPMG listen. If I were a partner or employee at KPMG I would be extremely concerned about all the pending lawsuits and potential criminal liability of KPMG. You know for a fact that Tim Flynn the CEO and Joe Loonan the head lawyer will not stand behind the partners as evidenced by the tax partners KPMG threw under the bus when the DOJ came a calling. In fact, Flynn, completely reneged on the former O’Kelley’s promise to support the tax partners (after he got brain cancer) and lied to the tax partners by pulling the carpet out from under the them by hiring Bennett and Holmes to not only lie about the tax partners to the DOJ but deny them legal fees for defense at the DOJ’s request. Loonan, Holmes and Flynn, totally screwed the tax partners and an email exists wherein Loonan specifically states that in the KPMG tax settlement with the DOJ he has no idea if any of the facts are correct but KPMG better sign or the DOJ will put them out of business and ends the email by saying: “freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose”. The point of course is those that run KPMG have no honor, are lying scum and if you are employed by KPMG and something bad happens, KPMG will do everything it can to ensure it survives at your expense. Of course something bad has happened, the banking collapse was a no brainer, predicted by many and most of the KPMG audits of the financials are riddled with fraud. The lawsuits and criminal investigations are coming, no doubt. All KPMG partners and employees should be very concerned as KPMG has no problem throwing them under the bus for a life of ass raping if it will save KPMG a nickel. Why any clients would accept advice or rely on KPMG for anything shows a total lack of due diligence and perhaps, negligence by those clients choosing to use KPMG. Of course, the last sentence does not apply to those clients that are actually consensually engaging in fraud with KPMG. The firm of KPMG has no honor or expertise in any matter just self interested thieves like Flynn, Holmes and Loonan attempting to make as much money as possible for themselves before the firm implodes. Many emails exist concerning KPMG’s malevolence and will be disseminated over time. Thoreau has a great quote, “no one can associate themselves with the U.S. Government without disgrace”, the same applies to KPMG, no one can associate themselves with KPMG without disgrace.