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  1. Introduction.
  2. Overview of Accenture in terms of HRM.
    1. Accenture needs people to achieve its strategic objectives.
    2. The core values of Accenture and its culture.
  3. Accenture and the HRM functions: Evaluation and suggestions.
    1. Planning and organising for work, people and HRM.
    2. Staffing Accenture with the necessary employees.
    3. Using and maintaining HR.
    4. Training and development.
    5. Performance appraisal system.
    6. The internal advancement and development.
  4. Conclusion.
  5. References.

The most important resource in an organization is its people. So the role they play, how they play, how they interact through formal and informal processes and the relationships they build are crucial to the success of strategy? say Johnson and Scholes (2002: 419). With 178,000 people in 49 countries, ACCENTURE - a literal mix between ?Accent? and ?Future?- is a ?global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, committed to delivering innovation?. ACCENTURE brings its experience, skills and research to the world's most successful companies and generated net revenues of US$19.70 billion in 2007. As a consulting company, ACCENTURE is focused on the management of human resources, neither only because the sustainable competitive advantage (the added value) of the company is the high quality of employees' skills, nor because ACCENTURE has to be an example itself to advice its customers in the human resources fields.

[...] This strategy of salary is really relevant to push them to be more efficient in their work To orientate and to socialise newly appointed employees In order ensure that the employee is happy and productive as soon as possible?, ACCENTURE has developed a program to integrate new hired colleagues (Swanepoel et al. 2005: 300). Each new employee is in relation with a Counsellor and a HR expert to help him/her in the first months to find his/her place within the company. [...]

[...] HRM plays a key function in promoting the core values of ACCENTURE and makes the corporate culture very important. These two elements represent a sustainable competitive advantage in regards to the strategy of competitors. The ability to work in team, the initiatives-taken capacity, curiosity and the well establishment of ACCENTURE in the economic life are its key success factors. This strong culture is the reason of the good cohesion between the different offices, in France and abroad. In reality, ACCENTURE applies what the company advices to its clients. [...]

[...] It is a well known fact that the main role of a human resource department is to ensure the recruitment, selection, training, development and retention of employees for the well being of the organisation. These practices are concrete extensions of the two main trends that we just analysed Planning and organising for work, people and HRM The main purpose of workforce planning is to ?identify future human resource requirements and to develop action plans to eliminate any discrepancies between the demand and supply of labour that may be foreseen? (Swanepoel et al. [...]

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