PwC Recognised as a Leader in IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Talent Related Business Consulting 2011 Vendor Analysis

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PwC’s global talent consulting capabilities are highlighted in market research report

London, August 25, 2011 - PwC today announced that it has been named a Leader in the IDC vendor assessment of business consulting related to talent related activities: "IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Talent Related Business Consulting 2011 Vendor Analysis."

The study assesses the capability and business strategy of the leading talent related business consulting firms. This evaluation is based on a comprehensive framework and set of parameters expected to be most conducive to success in providing talent related business consulting services during the short and the long term.

According to IDC:

  • “Worldwide, PwC is seen as among the most capable at helping clients leverage talent. It is also seen as among the most capable at challenging corporate culture and delivering innovation in talent related projects.”
  • “Worldwide, PwC is seen as among the most capable at helping clients reduce costs during talent related projects and at integrating its project team with the client’s.”

Pat McKeon, Global People and Change Network Leader at PwC stated, “As we recently reported in gbPwC’s 14th Annual Global CEO Survey, managing talent is a top priority for CEOs - 66 percent of global CEOs say a lack of the right skills is their biggest threat to growth. PwC’s leadership ranking in IDC’s study reflects our recognised commitment to helping our clients improve business performance through people performance and achieve a sustainable competitive advantage.”

Michael Rendell, Global Human Resource Services Leader at PwC continued, “We are delighted that this assessment, based on the views of over 600 corporates, shows us to be one of the strongest players in the Human Resource Consulting market globally. “While economic conditions are tough, the market for talent management services is still strong as skills shortages remain a stay-awake issue for companies.”

PwC has also recently been named a Leader in business consulting related to compliance related activities by IDC in “IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Compliance Related Business Consulting 2011 Vendor Analysis” and as an IDC MarketScape Major Player worldwide in public sector business consulting in the “IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Public Sector Business Consulting 2011 Vendor Analysis.”

For more information about PwC’s talent related consulting services, please visit People and Change page on and

About IDC MarketScape

IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilises a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.

IDC MarketScape: Compliance Related Business Consulting Vendor Analysis, Doc #229527, August 2011
IDC MarketScape: Talent Related Business Consulting Vendor Analysis, Doc #229526, August 2011
IDC MarketScape: Public Sector Business Consulting Vendor Analysis, Doc #229541, August 2011


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