Page 6: Conclusion
Kingfisher operates the KMDS for two reasons. First, it acts as an incentive to aid recruitment and retention of high quality external and internal candidates who can add value to the business throughout the process. Second, Kingfisher recognises that business success in a competitive market relies on being flexible and able to operate within different cultures. Therefore, its future senior managers need skills and expertise which are both portable and adaptable.
The KMDS, in common with other management training schemes offers an attractive set of opportunities to the employee whilst at the same time serving the basic business objectives of the firm. The KMDS chooses as its emphasis the combination of portable skills and expertise together with the ability to adapt to different roles, within different stores, departments and countries.