High-earning millennials, most likely to spend pandemic savings on travel, are already spending on luxury travel. It's a good sign for the economy.
Companies looking to drive transformation need to focus less on process and technology, and more on building a culture that empowers its people.
Uber Eats created nearly 60,000 ‘work opportunities’ through 2020, claims a new report. The “Making delivery work for everyone” paper, released Monday, claims delivery work supported vulnerable workers through the COVID-19 pandemic. The positive spin on gig economy work comes just days before a NSW Government taskforce reveals new safety […]
Despite over a year’s worth of economic uncertainty, a recent study found that 7% of organisations have nearly doubled the efficiency and tripled their profit margins.
Facebook told workers to ignore fraudulent ads and hacked accounts as long as the company “gets paid,” BuzzFeed News reported Thursday. BuzzFeed News’ investigation revealed how Facebook consistently prioritised making money over protecting users from scams, hackers, and disinformation. Ahead of the US elections in November, Facebook even told its […]
The “Amazon effect” is no longer segmented to the retail industry. The disruption the e-commerce giant caused in the sector is now reflective of the change happening across industries, with many companies using Amazon as a model for how to pursue digital transformation. Washington Post’s chief information officer Shailesh Prakash […]
Professional services firms have been laying off employees and cutting pay as the coronavirus pandemic has hit their business pipelines. Firms have seen clients rein in on spending on consulting and advisory work as economic conditions across industries remain unclear. The question mark over the economy has also led to […]
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Getting a job at Accenture could mean pulling in a six-figure salary right out of business school. We analysed the US Office of Foreign Labour Certification’s 2019 disclosure data for permanent and temporary foreign workers to find out how much Accenture paid employees for jobs, from entry-level titles to executive […]
Facebook content moderators employed by Accenture have been ordered to review an extra 48 minutes of child abuse a day,The Intercept reported Thursday. Accenture told hundreds of moderators in emails that, under its renegotiated contract with Facebook, they’d now need to look at 6.3 hours of “child-exploitation imagery” instead of […]
One way to get a full-time offer at a consulting firm is through a summer internship. According to a 2017 LinkedIn report, the management consulting industry is among the top two fields that turn internships into full-time positions, as firms have a conversion rate of about 38%. Despite the pressures […]
The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the management-consulting industry. The market for consultants has declined from $US160 billion to an estimated $US130 billion in 2020 because of decreased client demand, according to the research platform Statista. COVID-19 has forced firms to hold off on client projects, make significant changes to their […]
Virtual reality opens up new opportunities for companies to connect with and train remote workers while reducing risks in some high-stakes work environments. Hyundai uses the technology to bring teams together, increase creativity, and help them consider safety risks in their vehicles. Accenture developed large VR pods in its Atlanta […]
Some YouTube content moderators are being forced to sign documents that acknowledge their jobs could lead to PTSD and negatively impact their mental health, according to a new report in The Verge. These employees work out of a site in Austin, Texas, operated by Accenture, one of the companies that […]
“People are an organisation’s most significant source of competitive advantage,” Accenture’s HR chief Ellyn Shook told Business Insider at the Davos 2020 conference. Even as more work gets automated, Shook said “uniquely human skills” such as creativity, collaboration, and communication are becoming increasingly valuable. Shook said Accenture looks at technology […]
As cities become increasingly connected, governments must prepare for a rising risk of cyberattacks, according to three smart city experts from the public and private sector. When it comes to cybersecurity, “your weakest link is your people,” according to Tony Encinas, former Chief Information Officer for the state of Pennsylvania. […]
A report from Accenture and the UN Global Compact found that the majority of 1,000 CEOs surveyed believe the business world is not doing enough with its sustainability agenda. The CEOs stressed the need for collaboration among competitors in sharing best practices for sustainability, and for having CEOs incorporate their […]