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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