New report recognizes Accenture as the undisputed leader in employee experience services
HFS assessed twelve companies according to their OneOffice Model, which presents an ecosystem of employee experience (EX), customer experience and partner experience. Accenture ranked #1 in execution, innovation and alignment and ranked #2 for voice of the customer. Due to its end-to-end capabilities, and outstanding feedback from clients, Accenture emerged as the clear industry leader for ways of working that are equally human-centered and tech-enabled.
Christie Smith, Accenture’s global lead for Talent & Organization, said that the recognition confirmed our own approach—to put people at the top of every C-suite leaders’ agenda because nothing changes, if people don’t.
"Accenture’s recognition by HFS is a testament to our unrivaled expertise in helping organizations design and deliver a personalized work environment that inspires people to be their best self and enables the business to flourish."
— CHRISTIE SMITH, Talent & Organization
In the report, Accenture differentiated itself from competitors through its deep research on workforce trends that informs all its EX strategy and direction; its focus on innovation, sustainability, inclusion and diversity and behavioral science across the complete compass of its services; and its ability to help clients drive EX, proven through client testimonials of Accenture’s innovative services.
“At a time when industries and business models continue to shape-shift at an extraordinary rate, Accenture’s expansive approach to business performance, driven by EX and grounded in research, gives it the competitive advantage necessary to help companies build the core skills and capabilities they need and to quickly adopt new ways of working,” said Phil Fersht, CEO & Chief Analyst, HFS Research.
“Accenture’s ‘Voice of Customer’ client attestations provide notable consensus confirming Accenture’s diversity of capability and ability to bring perspective and expertise, supported by real use cases, into any scenario,” added co-author Sarah Little, Vice President of Content & Strategy, CEO’s Office, HFS Research. “Business leaders are well positioned to play a critical role in shaping employee experience for their organizations.”
Accenture’s Talent & Organization vision is grounded in research
To guide its approach to helping clients, Accenture relies on leading edge research. In the latest study—"Organizational culture: From always connected to omni-connected"— Accenture Research surveyed 5,000 workers and 1,100 C-suite leaders on employee experience. The findings on how people currently feel at work are a revelation:
Only 17% of respondents feel a sense of connection to their work, teams and organizations.
Only 27% of employees feel like they truly belong and bring their authentic selves to the workplace.
Only 1 in 4 employees believes their company cares for them.
Leaders overestimate their workforce connections across all levels — resulting in a 2x disconnect.
Yet, companies with omni-connected cultures are forecasting 10% or more revenue growth in the next 3 years (87% vs 46%).
This research inspired our new vision for employee experience that brings a shift from spaces and places, to shape omni-connected employee experiences that level the playing field for all, so people can participate, contribute and feel they belong regardless of where they are physically working. Accenture offers to clients a “Net Better Off” framework, proposing a new way to work that orients people around connections, trust, and psychological safety and away from the hustle, hierarchy and competitive values that have marked business cultures for decades.
Accenture’s differentiated strengths in employee experience
Through its integrated capabilities, Accenture helps organizations imagine and execute an expansive approach to business performance by creating a culture of connection that enables individuals and teams to be at their best, delivering solutions for clients to shape an outstanding employee experience across the entire workforce that can also be deployed at scale and fast. Key Accenture differentiators are:
Data analytics & AI
10,000+ Strategy & Consulting people, skilled in data-driven consulting and analytics, and AI proprietary tools to solve specific business problems.
Industry & function expertise
Subject matter experts across 40 industries and 7 functions to bring insights across and within industries along with tailored solutions.
Inclusion, diversity & equity
Helping clients drive growth by creating inclusive and diverse cultures where all employees feel like they belong.
Technology & ecosystems
A global ecosystem of more than 200 alliance partners with strong intellectual property (IP) positions in AI, HCM, skilling, analytics and more.
World first commitment to embed sustainability into all we do to build a sustainable economy and planet through innovation and human ingenuity.
Innovation & design
Global network—digital and liquid studios, innovation hubs and delivery centers. Integrated design thinking. Focus on experimentation and innovation.
For more information and to read the entire “HFS Top 10: Employee Experience Services, 2022” analysis, visit the HFS Research website.