60% of CEOs are rethinking their HR function

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12 July, 2017

PwC rated as an ALM Vanguard Leader for Digital HR Transformation consulting

With 60% of CEOs rethinking their HR function  HR professionals are under pressure to change the ways in which they use their expertise and tools to identify skills gaps, anticipate needs, spot potential and build their organisation’s workforce.

Transforming HR systems is essential to ensuring an organisation is fit for the digital age, with Software-as-a-service technologies such as SAP, Oracle and Workday forming a crucial element of any HR transformation. However, tailoring the process to each organisation’s unique needs - and never losing sight of the fact HR is fundamentally about people-  is what makes the difference in driving change and achieving success in today’s competitive environment.

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Jon Williams, Pwc’s Global People and Organisation Leader said:

“In today’s competitive environment, rethinking HR doesn’t stop at implementing new technology platforms. It should be the catalyst for wider and more stimulating change within your organisation that transforms HR and improves your people’s experience.”

ALM Intelligence, one of the leading research organisations for management, financial and IT consulting, has named PwC as a Vanguard Leader for Digital HR Transformation Consulting services.

Brendan Williams, Associate Director and Lead for Digital Consulting Research, and Andreas Stocker, Analyst, Digital Consulting research at ALM Intelligence and authors of the report noted that PwC has the edge when it comes to the difficult task of helping clients adopt more agile, digital mindsets and behaviour within their HR organisation. They commented further:

“PwC brings the culture and change management capabilities of its market-leading Katzenbach team to bear on its clients’ digital HR transformation challenges. This gives the firm an edge when it comes to the difficult task of helping clients adopt more agile, digital mindsets and behaviors within their HR organizations. PwC enables clients to build their own digital HR capabilities in areas such as automation and analytics so they can sustain performance improvements.”

“PwC emphasises the importance of the overall solution in its approach to the digital HR transformation market. Helping clients design and implement solutions built around the offerings of the main HR technology providers is the backbone of PwC’s presence in this market. However, the firm places just as much emphasis on assisting clients with managing the impact of changes associated with introducing digital technologies into the HR function as it does on the technology side of the solutions”

“PwC sees digital transformation as a component of a larger digital transformation, just as it believes the responsibility for human capital extends beyond the HR department.”

Bhushan Sethi, PwC’s Global Workforce Capability Leader added:

“We’re delighted to be recognised as an ALM Intelligence Vanguard Leader for Digital HR Transformation consulting services. Alongside our partnerships with HR technology providers, we have created and developed digital platforms that enable better insights through HR data.

Combining these technologies with PwC’s People Analytics practice, Saratoga HR benchmarking and the Katzenbach Centre for culture and change management, means that we are leading the way in digital HR transformation”

*ALM Intelligence, formerly Kennedy Consulting Research & Advisory. 


  1. For more information about how PwC helps its clients with Digital HR Transformation  visit www.pwc.com/people 
  2. To find out more about how PwC has been evaluated by leading business, technology and industry analysts visit www.pwc.com/analystviews 
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