September 19, 2014
Accenture Positioned in ‘Winner’s Circle’ For Talent Acquisition Service Providers According to Report by HfS Research
NEW YORK; Sept. 19, 2014 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been named to the ‘Winner’s Circle’ of HfS Research’s Blueprint Report for Talent Acquisition Service Providers.
The report assessed service providers based on execution and on innovation. As a provider in the ‘Winner’s Circle,’ the report asserts that, from an execution perspective, Accenture has developed strong relationships with clients and is highly flexible in meeting client needs. In terms of innovation, Accenture has a strong vision, concrete plans to invest in future capabilities and has illustrated a strong ability to leverage external drivers to increase value for clients.
“Clients cited Accenture’s ability to understand longer-term business and talent needs and trends as instrumental in allowing it to deliver value beyond cost and impact improved business and talent goals alike, such as company agility and worker time to productivity,” said Christa Degnan Manning, Senior Vice President of HfS’ Global Workforce and Talent Strategies practice and author of the report. “Accenture is a strategic client advisor that possesses the deep technology expertise, geographic footprint with global scale and the c-level trust needed to deliver value beyond cost.”
In the report, HfS rates service providers using input from a broad range of stakeholders including 1,355 responses from enterprise buyers, service providers, industry influencers (sourcing advisors), and HfS analysts.
“Accenture is pleased to be placed in the ‘Winner’s Circle’ of this HfS Blueprint report in recognition of the talent acquisition value proposition and strategy we provide to our global clients on a daily basis,” said Jill Goldstein, managing director of HR and Talent for Accenture Operations. “We continue to strive to provide analytics and integrated labor management while delivering business outcomes that help our clients achieve talent management excellence.”
Additional points in the report about Accenture’s unique strengths include:
  • Workforce strategy and planning. “Even where Accenture has been contracted to fulfill what may be considered a tactical set of activities, such as contract labor managed services, it is bringing market intelligence, savvy sourcing skills, and data, insights, and influence with contractors to help hiring managers and business partners understand longer-term talent trends and impacts of their hiring decision-making processes.”
  • Geographic Footprint and Scale. “With one of the broadest delivery networks in the market, Accenture has built a global footprint that can provide resources from a breadth of locations.”
  • Continuous Improvement Approach. “Clients recognized Accenture had rigorous methodologies (HfS identifies Lean Six Sigma, Operational Excellence, and We@Accenture, an internal employee suggestion program to harvest process improvement ideas to bring new value to clients and operations)...”
  • Delivering Value Beyond Cost. “…Accenture is driving traditional outsourced services for recruiting and labor contracting forward to reach business outcomes of quality of worker, increased revenues, and business agility.”
The HfS Blueprint Report for Talent Acquisition Service Providers can be accessed here.
About Accenture
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 293,000 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. The company generated net revenues of US$28.6 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2013. Its home page is
About HfS                                                           
HfS Research is the leading independent global analyst authority and knowledge community for the business and IT services industry. HfS serves the research and strategy needs of business and IT operations leaders across finance, supply chain, human resources, marketing, customer management, and core industry functions. HfS provides detailed and thoughtful analyst coverage of the various areas that impact successful business outcomes, namely, process automation and outsourcing, global business services frameworks, mobility, analytics, and social collaboration. HfS also focuses heavily on talent acquisition, development, and motivation strategies. HfS applies its acclaimed crowdsourced Blueprint MethodologyTM to evaluate the performance of service providers in terms of innovating and then executing against those business outcomes.
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