HR professionals are expected to play a critical role in embracing the changing trends to help companies navigate the complex talent market and develop effective talent retention strategies.
Masters' Union and KPMG in India have collaborated to address the evolving demand for skilled HR professionals in India. The collaboration seeks to increase the pool of talented resources in the Human Resource Management sector through a skill-driven programme. The ‘MasterCamp’ is open to HR professionals with a bachelor's degree and at least two years of work experience. It has a job-relevant curriculum designed by KPMG in India practitioners to empower young professionals with advanced skills through hands-on training.
The MasterCamp aims to provide practical experience to students through hands-on work on HR Analytics & Dashboards and HR systems and talent management software. The programme focuses on building core HR skills such as recruiting, onboarding, negotiating, formulating HR policies, and building training programs. It also expands the skill set of students with disruptive technologies and platforms like HRMS, LMS, ATS, PowerBI, LinkedIn, and Naukri.com.
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”.
Speaking about the MasterCamp offering, Vijay Gogoi, Partner and Lead, Learning Services, KPMG in 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 course offers a hybrid learning experience, exposure to seasoned professionals, and placement support. The programme is structured to cater to the learning requirements of young professionals in HR and those aiming to transition to a career in the sector. Additionally, the top 10 percentile students will be eligible to apply for an internship at KPMG in India.
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.