By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com
“We’re extremely proud that FORTUNE has once again recognized PwC as one of the best companies to work for,” said Bob Moritz, PwC U.S. chairman and senior partner. “We’re committed to supporting a culture where people are engaged and excited about the opportunities around them — whether it’s creating value for the capital markets and the companies we serve; the ability to make a difference in the communities where we live and work; or the chance to continuously develop, personally and professionally.”
The activities, programs and initiatives supporting PwC’s inclusion on the FORTUNE list include:
- PwC launched an initiative to provide more day-to-day flexibility in how and where their people work, allowing them to better manage their personal and professional lives.
- In FY12, PwC devoted more than 2.3 million hours to learning and development, with over 20% of that delivered in virtual formats for anytime access. The firm is also committed to helping its people learn from one another. Last June, PwC launched its global internal social networking platform, Spark, to enable its 180,000 partners and staff across its global network of firms to collaborate, innovate and share knowledge.
- PwC continues to recognize and reward talent. In FY12, 20% of new senior managers and director-level staff took a four-week sabbatical, and more than 1,600 staff attended its Senior Associate Leadership Development Experience, providing participants with an opportunity to develop personal leadership skills, strengthen professional networks, and focus on their vision of a future. Both programs launched late in 2011.
- As part of its corporate responsibility strategy, the firm launched PwC’s Earn Your Future, a $160 million investment—composed of $60 million in cash donations and one million service hours, worth $100 million—to address youth education with a focus on financial literacy. This commitment will reach more than 2.5 million students and educators in the United States over the next five years.
In addition to FORTUNE, other organizations that have recognized PwC for its efforts to support partners and staff include Working Mother, DiversityInc, Training magazine, Brandon Hall Group and Universum. For a list of awards and recognition achieved by PwC, visit the “About us” section at www.pwc.com.