Accenture invests more than $840 mn in employee learning, professional development

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New Delhi | Published: January 15, 2016 5:34:43 PM

Accenture has invested $841 million on the training and professional development of its employees in fiscal 2015—delivering 15 million hours of training, at an average of more than 40 hours per employee.

Accenture has invested $841 million on the training and professional development of its employees in fiscal 2015—delivering 15 million hours of training, at an average of more than 40 hours per employee.

With a focus on digital, the company has reinvented its approach to learning, enabling its 373,000 people to unleash ideas, drive innovation and develop the highly specialized skills needed to serve Accenture’s clients and communities.

“As a talent-led organization, we are always inventing new ways for our people to learn and grow professionally in their careers,” said Pierre Nanterme, Accenture’s chairman and CEO.

“Digital is key to learning at Accenture, and we continue to invest in the latest digital technologies to deliver highly relevant training to our people—quickly and at the point of need—to ensure that we are bringing our clients the end-to-end capabilities and outcomes that only Accenture can deliver,” he added.

Since its introduction at the start of fiscal 2015, Accenture Connected Learning has enabled the company to develop highly specialized skills at scale and to respond to quickly changing business requirements faster than ever before, claims the company.

“Accenture Connected Learning makes learning continuous, flexible and increasingly democratized,” said Ellyn Shook, Accenture’s chief leadership and human resources officer.

She further said, “Our people learn best by connecting, collaborating and practicing for the scenarios they will encounter in their work with our clients. From basic skills to industry-specific content, learning is available to all our people anywhere, anytime—and, in many cases, no selection or approval is involved. Simply tap the app and start learning.”

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