Accenture and Workday Partner For Skills-Based Workforce Strategies

Workforce Management

Accenture and Workday expanded their partnership to help organizations make better use of the skills present within their workforce, identify the skills needed for future growth and uncover reskilling opportunities.

The collaboration includes new offerings that leverage Workday’s Skills Cloud and Accenture’s skill proficiency calculator to consolidate skills analysis, insights and actions, the companies said.

The new solutions include:

  • Accenture’s skill proficiency calculator, built on Workday Extend, leverages native and non-native Workday data and Workday Skills Cloud. It helps identify and validate the skills and associated proficiencies of employees.
  • An integrated skills accelerator that leverages Workday Learning, Workday Journeys and Workday Prism, and is preconfigured with Accenture talent transformation capabilities to support closing skill gaps.
  • Accenture consulting services to help organizations understand skills in their industry, sources of skills and practices for skill transformation.
  • A joint software and services bundle to facilitate customer adoption.

Skills-Driven Organizations

Executives believe skilling and developing the workforce will be the top challenge hindering organizational growth in the next 12 months, according to research from Accenture. As such, 95% expect to increase investments in skilling in the year to come.

Through their expanded partnership, Workday and Accenture aim to help companies “accelerate their adoption of skills-based talent strategies” so they can upskill and prepare their employees for their future needs.

“To enable the workforce of the future, companies need to begin to organize work around skills – where skills are the currency that enable people to learn new things, change roles, find projects and grow their career,” said Accenture Senior Managing Director and Workday Business Group Lead Penelope Prett. “Many companies don’t know what skills they have, nor do they believe they have the data to figure it out. With Workday’s software and data and Accenture’s skills capability and services, we are helping organizations crack the code to becoming skills-driven.”

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