CAPABILITY


Talent

Helping clients improve people performance and drive growth through human capital strategy, talent management, leadership and learning.

Overview

Talent is increasingly a C-suite focus as companies see evidence that their people are a key to competitive advantage. Accenture Talent leverages insight-driven approaches, frameworks and tools to help organizations improve the performance of their people and to drive growth and business value through the organization’s critical talent pools.

We work with our clients on integrated programs to:

  • Plan and execute end-to-end talent strategies to ensure that skilled and experienced people are deployed in the right numbers to meet business needs.

  • Build and expand leadership capabilities at scale for executives and leaders at all levels.

  • Develop and foster a learning environment that equips talent with the skills and capabilities to drive innovation, new opportunities and better business performance.

This holistic and integrated approach—supported by original research, analysis and broad, cross-industry experience—helps all levels of the enterprise work together to drive innovation, improve productivity and achieve positive, measurable strategic outcomes.

To deliver on their promises to customers and stakeholders, companies need to marshal and integrate many different capabilities. Sometimes it is about strategy, sometimes about technology and sometimes about process. But it is always about the people.

Why Accenture

Accenture is a global leader in providing innovative talent solutions that drive measurable improvements in the performance of people and the entire organization. We maintain a relentless focus on outcomes beyond cost reduction—results such as faster merger integration, more effective culture change, better adaptability to new systems and processes, and higher workforce engagement, retention and productivity.

We have a proven track record delivering these benefits, enabled by our global infrastructure, extensive experience and distinctive capabilities:

  • A recognized market leader in talent: Accenture was recognized by Chief Learning Officer magazine as a 2013 Learning Elite Organization for the third year in a row and received the Editor’s Choice award for the Best Overall Learning Execution. TrainingIndustry.com ranked Accenture among 2013 Top 20 Training Outsourcing Companies and 2013 Top 20 Content Development Companies.

  • Broad industry expertise: Our services and solutions are tailored to the unique environments of particular industries. We serve more than two dozen industry segments and our Talent & Organization professionals are aligned with specific industries so they have a deep understanding of a client’s timely challenges and opportunities.

  • Deep insights into meeting our clients’ talent challenges: The “Accenture 2013 Skills and Employment Trends Survey: Perspectives on Training” found that almost half of the 400 executives surveyed are concerned that they won’t have the skills they need in the next one to two years. Accenture’s learning solutions—which integrate consulting, technology and outsourcing, and leverage Accenture Academy—address this challenge and continue to be differentiators in the marketplace.

  • Global reach and scale: Accenture’s world-class delivery capabilities bring together our global reach, innovative solutions, industrialized assets and deep industry and technology skills. The Accenture Global Delivery Network is the largest and most diversified group of technology, business process and outsourcing professionals in the world.

  • Commitment to research and innovation: We help define new generations of solutions based on scientific analysis and research, and on our broad experience with clients around the world in every industry. We also team with leading universities and research organizations to generate insights into issues our clients are facing today, as well as those just appearing on the horizon.

Specific Services

Accenture Talent is comprised of three integrated offerings representing the three most powerful levers in the talent space:

  • Human capital strategy & talent management focuses on planning and executing end-to-end talent strategies to ensure that skilled and experienced people are deployed in the right numbers to meet business needs. The human capital strategy looks at the integration of culture, leadership capability, talent, and organizational structures.

  • Leadership offers proven approaches to build and expand leadership capabilities at scale for executives and leaders at all levels. One of the key levers in an organization is the way that leaders behave, the way they think and the way they drive the organization. Our differentiating view is that it is important to focus on more than only the small percentage of leaders at the top of the organization. There is tremendous power in the leaders in the middle of the organization as well.

  • Talent development & learning develops and fosters a learning environment that equips talent with the skills and capabilities to drive positive business outcomes. To achieve those outcomes, it is vital to enable and develop people; if executives are to move their organizations forward they must give people the skills to do so.