Hewitt experts discuss impact of Obama-Biden victory on HR issues

by Editor 11/6/2008 4:36:00 PM
When U.S. President-elect Barack Obama takes office in January 2009, his views on key human resources issues might significantly alter the current compensation and benefits landscape.

Industry experts at HR consulting and outsourcing company Hewitt Associates are available to provide independent analysis of the steps the Obama administration will likely take concerning:

  • Top HR issues:

- Health care reforms, including “pay or play,” requiring employers to offer “meaningful coverage” to employees or to pay into a national plan

- Retirement reforms

- Leave of absence policies and other HR issues

  • How the Congressional election results might affect the current HR legislative agenda and President-elect Obama's ability to enact his HR agenda

To learn more about the President-elect's views on HR issues, please visit the Hewitt Associates site.

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Accenture to open a human resources academy

by Editor 10/1/2008 4:28:00 PM
Accenture is set to open a human resources academy in the Philippines. The global consulting and business process outsourcing (BPO) firm has teamed up with the Ateneo de Manila University in order to train managerial staff and improve their HR skills in the BPO industry.

The training will help Accenture in the “war for talent,” the company says, and the academy “will be a key vehicle to build the capabilities of the HR team in our local delivery centres.”

Accenture Global HR Strategy Director Rahul Varma says: “Our people are our most important asset,” adding that the company spent $800 million last year alone on training its staff worldwide.

The HR Academy will offer courses in HR training that will last 11 – 18 months. It is a joint project between Accenture, the Ateneo Center for Organization Research and Development and the People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP). The program was launched in May with about 40 employees.

Accenture’s local arm reported earlier that the main reason why employees leave their jobs is poor management. The academy will strive to address this issue and improve the retention rates. The students will have to work for Accenture for at least a year upon graduation.

“This (HR Academy) allows us to create HR managers at scale and generate people internally instead of getting from outside the company… Our goal is to build the next-generation of people that can function in Accenture anywhere in the world,” said Verma.

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Boston Consulting Group: Talent is top business concern

by Editor 4/25/2008 4:14:00 PM

Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has conducted a global study on human resources management. 

The consultancy has pinpointed talent management as the top concern for businesses worldwide.

The BCG has concluded the following:

“Managing talent is the most critical human resources (HR) challenge worldwide and will remain at or near the top of executive agendas in every region and industry for the foreseeable future, according to a new global study conducted by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), the World Federation of Personnel Management Associations (WFPMA), and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

Key findings of the report, “Creating People Advantage: How to Address HR Challenges Worldwide Through 2015,” will be presented today at the WFPMA World HR Congress in London.

The study, which is based on a global survey of 4,741 executives in 83 countries and markets, found that managers worldwide also rated improving leadership development and managing work-life balance as urgent priorities.

The report provides rankings and analysis of 17 HR challenges in seven major regions of the world and suggests specific actions to address those issues."

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