January 19, 2012
Accenture Named to FORTUNE’S "100 Best Companies to Work For" List for Fourth
Consecutive Year
NEW YORK; Jan. 19, 2012 – Accenture (NYSE:ACN) has been named to FORTUNE magazine’s 2012 “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for the fourth consecutive year, ranking No. 92, up from No. 99 in 2011.  The annual ranking, now in its 15th year, is a prestigious recognition of the best in workplace culture and talent initiatives.
“We are honored to be recognized once again by FORTUNE as an employer of choice,” said Michael Scimo, managing director, North America Human Capital and Diversity.  “Our people are key to Accenture’s success and to our differentiation in the marketplace, and we remain committed to investing in their training and development.”
In recognizing Accenture, FORTUNE cited Accenture’s $600 million investment in training and development and the fact that five of the company’s top 23 officers are women.  Among the many programs and initiatives Accenture provides its employees are:
  • Training & Development:  Accenture provides training throughout each employee’s career –onsite, online, in teams and via mobile learning – and employees can choose courses tailored to their individual skills, experience and areas of interest.  For example, MyLearning, Accenture’s global online learning portal, offers more than 30,000 courses from core training to specialized functional and technical training. 
  • Caring for Families: Employees in the United States receive 40 hours of backup dependent care each year to help support and supervise aging parents, children, spouses or domestic partners.  Additionally, Accenture’s Hours that Help program provides U.S. employees with additional paid time off hours through the donation of time by other employees. The program is intended to support individuals faced with family medical emergencies or related crisis situations that require time away from work beyond paid time off and paid leave-of-absence benefits.
  • Corporate Citizenship: By 2015, Accenture’s corporate citizenship initiative – Skills to Succeed – will equip 250,000 people around the world with the skills to get a job or build a business. Accenture is driving measurable impact through long-term relationships with strategic partners that share the company’s skills-building goals. Today, there are more than 200 Skills to Succeed initiatives around the world, and Accenture employees are actively involved through both volunteering and giving efforts.
To pick the 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune partners with the Great Place to Work Institute to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America; 280 firms participated in this year’s survey. More than 246,000 employees at those companies responded to a survey created by the institute, a global research and consulting firm operating in 45 countries around the world. Two-thirds of a company’s score is based on the results of the institute’s Trust Index survey, which is sent to a random sample of employees from each company. The survey asks questions related to their attitudes about management’s credibility, job satisfaction, and camaraderie. The other third is based on responses to the institute’s Culture Audit, which includes detailed questions about pay and benefit programs and a series of open-ended questions about hiring practices, methods of internal communication, training, recognition programs, and diversity efforts.
About Accenture
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 244,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries.  Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments.  Through its Skills to Succeed corporate citizenship focus, Accenture is committed to equipping 250,000 people around the world by 2015 with the skills to get a job or build a business. The company generated net revenues of US$25.5 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2011.  Its home page is www.accenture.com.
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Stacey Jones
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