By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com
Accenture (NYSE:ACN) has been named to FORTUNE magazine’s 2013 “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for the fifth consecutive year.
In recognizing Accenture, FORTUNE cited the company’s extensive training as a career springboard for new employees and its more than 52 hours of average employee training a year. Among the many programs and initiatives Accenture provides its employees are:
Accenture’s people are serious about giving back and the company supports their energy, enthusiasm and passion to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others. Skills to Succeed, the company’s corporate citizenship initiative, inspires its people and gives them the opportunity to make a measured and sustained impact in communities around the world. Accenture’s new global online volunteering tool, myCorporateCitizenship, makes it easier than ever for its people to contribute to the Skills to Succeed goal of equipping 250,000 people with the skills to get a job or build a business.
Training & Development: Accenture provides training throughout each employee’s career—in classrooms, online, in teams and via mobile learning – and employees can choose courses tailored to their individual skills, experience and areas of interest. For example, myLearning, Accenture’s global online learning portal, offers more than 30,000 courses from core training to specialized functional and technical training. In fiscal 2012, Accenture invested more than $850 million in employee training and professional development.
To pick the 100 Best Companies to Work For, FORTUNE partners with the Great Place to Work Institute to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America; 259 firms participated in this year’s survey. More than 277,000 employees at those companies responded to a survey created by the institute, a global research and consulting firm operating in 45 countries around the world. Two-thirds of a company’s score is based on the results of the institute’s Trust Index survey, which is sent to a random sample of employees from each company.