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Building the future workforce today
Unlocking America's tech sector for Hispanic American and Latinx talent
A digital transition is underway in our economy and talent marketplace. By 2025, 40% of core skills will change and 50% of workers will need reskilling.
To meet these demands, U.S. organizations must rethink and redesign their talent and leadership development strategies, especially with Hispanic American and Latinx talent. How should organizations move forward to accept this challenge? Here's our Accenture Point of View.
Culture shapes our vision, and opportunity helps re-shape culture. In a business world that increasingly embraces diversity, inclusion and innovation, organizations can no longer rely on a one-size-fits-all approach to hiring, training and career development.
A recent survey by Accenture Research of more than 1,200 Hispanic American and Latinx professionals revealed significant opportunities for job and career growth in emerging technologies with a focus on developing digital skills.
It’s time to build future-ready supply chain networks
The globalized supply chain is moving into its next phase. The just-in-time model is giving way to more resilient, flexible and sustainable supply chain networks designed to drive profitable growth and competitiveness. As part of this shift, production is moving closer to consumption in the US so companies can deliver personalized customer experiences, continuously anticipate and respond to market changes, and positively impact society and the planet. Automation, digitization, artificial intelligence, the cloud, and a humans+machines workforce, as well as ecosystem partners’ platforms and services, will be hallmarks of these new networks. The time is right for companies to capitalize on the opportunities to drive innovation that brings industry back to the US.
Companies expect no slow down in NYC tech hiring in 2022
In this new survey from Accenture and Tech: NYC, 71 percent of C-Suite respondents plan to increase tech talent hires in 2022 compared to the previous year and 87 percent are confident those tech skills can be secured from the local talent pool in New York City. The survey of 350 C-Suite executives – all based in New York City and working across various industries – found that companies are expanding the diversity of their tech talent by working with workforce development programs (72 percent) and internal up-skilling initiatives (62 percent).
C-Suite executives are making active efforts to adapt corporate practices to better reflect the shifting workplace expectations of employees in the pandemic era.
Companies have changed work hours or created more flexible schedules for their employees
Most employers have increased compensation
Some C-Suite executives have considered implementing a 4-day work week
Get into a growth state of mind
Eight out of ten companies say their growth agenda has changed since the start of the pandemic. With growth becoming more important to investors, leaders, and boards it is now everybody’s business, not just for ‘growth companies.’ But innovating is hard. It requires a focus on customers as well as employees, on new sources of revenue and the existing business of today, and there are no silver bullets or models you can copy from other companies.
Our new research has identified a set of six growth practices that, when managed together, can help companies to unlock their growth potential to achieve an always-on state of growth – and more ‘good growth’ that creates 360 Value.
Turning disruption into opportunity: Our U.S. Innovation Hubs
Located in 10 major cities across the United States, our network of Innovation Hubs is the engine where we push the boundaries of the possible with our clients.
Each Hub is home to multidisciplinary teams of designers, developers and other technology experts who work with clients to investigate, imagine and bring to life new ideas. Bringing together the company’s full suite of innovation capabilities, each Hub taps the local talent technology ecosystem, including startups, universities and industry leaders. Each is connected to more than 100 Accenture locations around the globe to seamlessly bring the best of Accenture’s global investments and insights to its clients on the ground.
We recognize the important role professional apprenticeships can play in closing the skills gap in the United States, providing under served groups greater access to innovation economy jobs and helping reskill workers whose jobs have been, or will be, disrupted by technology.
In 2017, Accenture and Aon cofounded the Chicago Apprenticeship Network–partnering with employers like McDonald’s, Zurich Insurance and Walgreens to jump start their professional apprenticeship programs. Today, the network has 70+ member organizations and has well exceeded its initial goal to create 1,000+ apprenticeships.
In collaboration with Aon, the Chicago Apprentice Network and the Business Roundtable, we launched an apprenticeship playbook which focuses on the key steps, considerations and case studies for apprenticeships in professional positions.
We hope the playbook will enable other companies to join the national movement for professional apprenticeship programs and help us create a more inclusive innovation economy.