KPMG in Bahrain launches online ‘Learning Hub’ to reduce costs and improve access to training

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Jeyapriya Partiban Head of Risk Consulting at KPMG in Bahrain

KPMG in Bahrain today announced the launch of its new corporate training portal, KPMG Learning Hub, which offers online training modules to organizations across all sectors, helping them to prepare for and meet the challenges of operating in an increasingly complex business environment. The interactive courses will cover a broad spectrum of industry specific topics, including anti-money laundering, anti-bribery and corruption, Islamic banking and finance, risk management, IT and data analytics. KPMG Learning Hub also hosts a range of personal development courses for business leaders, and ‘soft skills’ training modules for all, including business negotiation and time management. The Learning Hub has been designed to allow businesses and organizations to work with KPMG to create customized courses, which match specific learning objectives, including developing accompanying classroom training and modules in Arabic

Jeyapriya Partiban, Partner and Head of Risk Consulting at KPMG in Bahrain, noted that the economy is undergoing fundamental changes both globally and within the GCC region, forcing businesses and organizations to focus on efficiency measures and cost saving, stating:

“We understand that in the current economic climate, public and private sectors have become more conservative with their spending, which has had a knock-on impact on training budgets. The changes in allocating government-training levies, the increasing complexity of market regulations and a shift in focus to core business activities to secure growth, have left organizations looking for better value alternatives to traditional classroom training. In response to this, we have developed KPMG Learning Hub to give organizations a cost effective way to meet learning needs, which maximizes their investment in training and development”.

KPMG Learning Hub features a variety of online training modules and assessments, which can be completed in any location with internet access, at any time. This flexible approach allows organizations to schedule training around operational business needs, to fit with tight working schedules. By being able to undertake training within the office, organizations can also save on the significant costs usually associated with booking traditional classroom style training. Additionally, courses completed on the KPMG learning hub are eligible for Continuous Professional Development (CPD) points.

KPMG in Bahrain is a member firm of KPMG international. The firm was established in 1968 as the first national accounting and auditing firm, and it has grown to be one of the largest professional services firms in the country.  The firm provides Audit, Tax and Advisory services to a wide array of clients operating in different sectors, utilizing the in-depth technical and industry experience of its professional staff.

About KPMG: 

KPMG is a global network of professional services firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. We operate in 152 countries and have 189,000 people working in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”), a Swiss entity. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such.