Australian consultancy The Performance Clinic will now form part of KPMG's operations, with CEO Andrew May joining the KPMG partnership.
Mr May is no stranger to the world of workplace performance, with 15 years of experience in elite sporting roles, including his time as physical performance manager of the Australian cricket team.
The acquisition stems from KPMG Australia CEO Gary Wingrove's witnessing the impact of coaching and consulting programs on KPMG staff in the big four firm's Melbourne and Sydney offices.
The Performance Clinic offers a tailored workshop and ‘Personal Best’ program, which commits to reducing workers’ biological age by three years, reducing physiological stress by one hour per day and increasing energy levels by 20 per cent.
“Our real-life experience with The Performance Clinic has shown that this acquisition is about investing in people and helping them perform at their personal best,” said Mr Wingrove.
“Staff have told me that it’s been a life changing experience,” he added.
The acquisition has further enhanced the firm’s offering, according to Mr Wingrove, and represents a growing emphasis on people-centric services.
“The offering is unique in the market, and aligns with our own innovation agenda. It extends our existing organisational change, reform and transformation consulting services further into the people arena – in a way which is data-led, fact-based and research-proven,” he said.
“The corporate world works harder than ever before, yet recovery is seen as a luxury, rather than a competitive advantage,” added Mr May
“Forward-thinking companies have moved beyond the outdated notion that ‘employee health is not their business’. For many people, the way they are working just isn’t working – employees are connected more than ever through the proliferation of digital devices and we need to master a new skill set to sustain performance in this constantly changing world,” he said.