Companies under increasing pressure to better manage talent in the digital age

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30 October, 2017

PwC named as an ALM Intelligence vanguard leader for talent and workforce consulting

The world of work is in the midst of a massive transformation, with economic, social, and technological trends forcing organisations to manage and optimise talent in a boundaryless world of the digital economy, rather than within its own corporate walls, that’s according to ALM Intelligence’s Talent and Workforce Consulting report [October 2017].

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The report finds that companies are under increasing pressure as the way we work rapidly changes, particularly as organisations learn how to maximise an independent and flexible workforce, at the same time as capitalising on the new technologies that are transforming how work gets done. 

Jon Williams, partner and PwC’s joint global head of its People and Organisation practice agrees, he commented:

“An organisation’s workforce is its lifeblood and we believe this will continue to be true even as we face an era of increased automation and robotisation of white, as well as blue collar work. Whilst our data suggests many workers are optimistic and ready for the challenge, there is also an undercurrent of caution amongst others. Our breadth of Talent and Workforce services combined with our model and ongoing research into the future of work is designed to help clients seamlessly navigate these challenges.”

Organisations are therefore turning to consultants to help them maximise a more flexible workforce, prepare the next generation of leaders for success, as well as looking to them for advice on managing the coboting challenge.

The report looks at the consultants who are playing a central role in talent and workforce strategy and assesses firms in terms of their relative ability to create impact for their clients. It has rated PwC a global ALM Intelligence vanguard leader in this field. It recognises the firm’s combined deep industry and technology expertise from across its network with a cross-functional, agile approach to designing and delivering talent solutions that emphasise employee-centricity, speed, and creativity.

Liz DeVito Associate Director, Management Consulting Research at ALM Intelligence, and author of the report, recognised that PwC stood out from its peers for its capability development & enabling tools. She commented:

“PwC hosts an unparalleled portfolio of tools, frameworks, analytics, and models for designing and executing strategies at every phase of the talent life cycle, thus providing an end-to-end platform – and provider relationship – for building an integrated and coherent employee experience. The firm’s Workforce of the future perspective is a differentiator in the market, as the framework, which is based around four future worlds defined by possible scenarios that have resulted from the impact of global megatrends, provides a starting point for exploring talent strategies which can be applied to today’s planning. This then determines the right mix of consulting competencies required to help clients execute talent and business strategies.”

Bhushan Sethi, PwC partner, who leads the firm's global workforce capability offering, part of its People and Organisation practice, commented: 

“The future of work is not a new concept, and is a topic we have been researching for a number of years as it continues to transform the workplace and impact our clients. Our latest Workforce of the future framework and thinking builds on this research and so we are proud to be recognised as a leading provider for talent and workforce consulting by ALM Intelligence. By helping companies to better plan for the future of work today, by embedding scenario planning in all areas of business strategy, will enable them to thrive in this ever changing world of work.”


  1. For more information about how PwC helps its clients with talent and workforce strategies visit
  2. To find out more about how PwC has been evaluated by leading business, technology and industry analysts visit
  3. To find out more about PwC’s recent report Workforce of the future: the competing forces shaping 2030, visit
  4. To read ALM Intelligence’s full Talent and Workforce Consulting report, visit
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