KPMG is proud to share that Lynne Doughtie has been named to Glassdoor's list of top CEOs for 2018. Lynne shares what she looks for when hiring leaders in Glassdoor’s blog:
Inspire Trust, Deliver Impact & Seek Growth: What KPMG’s CEO Looks for in Job Applicants
June 20, 2018
In decades past, all that was needed to earn a coveted job was a diploma and a sharp resume. However, in today’s job market hiring managers are digging deeper for candidates who are a culture add and whose values align with those of the company. For KPMG CEO Lynne Doughtie, a candidate who values ethics and integrity shines far more than Ivy League alumni status.
“Our role is to help protect the capital markets, so above all, top talent are those who live our values, uphold our ethical standards, deliver quality, and inspire trust among our constituents,” says Doughtie.
It’s this commitment to the professional service’s mission and values that make her a leader employees are inspired by. On Glassdoor, KPMG team members have given Doughtie a 95% approval rating, earning her a coveted spot on the Employees’ Choice Awards, honoring the Top CEOs in 2018 across North America and parts of Europe.
On the eve of the award announcement, Glassdoor caught up with Doughtie to discuss being one of a handful of women CEOs on the list, how she views recruiting in an ever-changing industry, and her best advice for staying productive.
Glassdoor: Congratulations on your Top CEOs win. You are one of eight women on the Top CEOs list. What do you think it will take to have more women in leadership positions in the future?
Lynne Doughtie: To make a lasting impact, leaders need to drive change that goes beyond lofty goals. It’s about being intentional. We have to do more than tell women they need sponsors. We have to identify high-potential women by name and strategically map them to those who will help them get to the next level. We set goals, we measure them and we hold leaders accountable.
Glassdoor: With this in mind, what attributes do you look for when you’re hiring leaders at KPMG?
Lynne Doughtie: Leaders at KPMG must: Inspire Trust, Deliver Impact, and Seek Growth – for themselves, and their teams. I look for individuals who lead with passion and purpose, live and uphold our firm’s long-standing values, drive quality, and value an inclusive and diverse culture.
Our role is to help protect the capital markets, so above all, top talent are those who live our values, uphold our ethical standards, deliver quality, and inspire trust among our constituents.