NEW YORK; March 9, 2015 – For the seventh straight year Accenture (NYSE:ACN) is among FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For.” The annual ranking, now in its 18th year, is one of the most respected and comprehensive measures of workplace culture and talent management best practices.
“It’s an exciting time at Accenture, as we tap the potential of digital to create exceptional learning and career opportunities for our people,” said Ellyn Shook, chief human resources officer, Accenture. “Given our focus on attracting, developing and inspiring the very best people, we are honored to be recognized once again by FORTUNE as a top employer of choice.”
In recognizing Accenture, FORTUNE highlighted the company’s success in providing highly flexible work arrangements for its people, underscoring the large uptake of these programs by its global workforce. Furthermore, FORTUNE indicated that each of the 2015 100 Best Companies possess leadership that listen to their employees and develop policies and programs that suit today’s workforce.
In addition to flexible work arrangements, Accenture engages its people in many innovative programs and initiatives including:
Training & Development: Over the past two years, Accenture has invested more than US$1.5 billion in training and professional development for its people. In fiscal 2014, the company introduced Accenture Connected Learning, which offers an expanded range of new virtual and physical learning environments linking its people to expert content and world-class faculty to help them enrich their professional skills and capabilities.
Inclusion & Diversity: Accenture people represent a tremendous variety of backgrounds, cultures, ethnicities, beliefs and languages, making the company stronger, smarter and more innovative as it serves the diverse needs of its clients and communities. In the United States, nearly half of all people participate in at least one employee resource group, which form based on common interests and support engagement and recruitment at Accenture. Examples of groups include: Hispanic-American, African-American, military and veterans, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender and persons with disabilities.
Additionally, Accenture empowers its more than 115,000 women – 36 percent of its global workforce – to define their personal approaches to success. Accenture’s passion for advancing and recognizing the achievements of women culminates each year in its celebration of International Women’s Day.
Supporting Accenture’s People: Accenture is committed to providing a career experience that is unmatched in the industry. For example, its newly launched Careers Marketplace is a digital platform that uses personalization to give Accenture’s people a transparent view of opportunities for professional and career growth within the company. Additionally, as part of the company’s ongoing imperative to empower its people to better balance their personal and professional lives, Accenture is enhancing its policies and expanding its programs to support parents with a new child.
Corporate Citizenship: Accenture people are passionate about improving the way the world works and lives, and the company supports their dedication to making a positive impact in communities worldwide. The company’s Skills to Succeed initiative is equipping more than 700,000 people with the skills to get a job or build a business, while its environmental strategy is contributing to a reduction of per employee carbon emissions by more than 36 percent against a fiscal 2007 baseline.
“Today, as we are increasingly helping our clients transform their businesses to compete effectively in the digital world, creating the right culture that inspires, challenges and rewards our people is imperative,” said Stephen J. Rohleder, group chief executive for Accenture North America. “Our people, with their specialized skills and passion to make a meaningful difference for both our clients and our communities, are what differentiates us in this highly dynamic marketplace.”
Accenture’s commitment to and focus on its people has garnered the company recognition across an array of awards and rankings including: FORTUNE’s World’s Most Admired Companies, DiversityInc’s Top Company for Global Diversity, Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index, Working Mother’s 100 Best Companies, LATINA Style 50’s Company of the Year, and G.I. Jobs’ Military Friendly Employers.
About FORTUNE’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” List
FORTUNE partners annually with Great Place to Work® to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America to identify the 100 Best Companies to Work For ®. Two-thirds of a company’s survey score is based on the results of the Trust Index © Employee Survey, which is sent to a random sample of employees from each company. This survey asks questions related to employees’ attitudes about management’s credibility, overall job satisfaction, and camaraderie. The other third is based on responses to the Culture Audit ©, which includes detailed questionnaires 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.
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 319,000 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 equipping more than 700,000 people around the world with the skills to get a job or build a business. The company generated net revenues of US$30.0 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2014. Its home page is www.accenture.com.
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