Best Buy Co. Inc. has announced plans to partner with Accenture to help build strategies for diversity & inclusion, as well as technology.
“Our primary goal is to create the best possible experience for our customers and our employees who serve them directly, and this collaboration will help drive that important work forward. We’re excited to work with Accenture to advance technology innovation and build an even stronger technology team at Best Buy," said Brian Tilzer, Best Buy’s chief digital and technology officer.
According to a joint press-release, over the next five years the companies will focus on several key areas:
Dublin-based Accenture will help Best Buy reach its goal of helping recruit, hire and train new talent. In August, Best Buy said it was going to hire 1,000 technology employees over the next two years, and promised that 30% of them will be people of color or women.
Accenture is giving Minnesota-based Best Buy access to its learning and development programs, including an extensive library of online training courses and intensive boot camps for emerging talent.
“Together, we are creating a fluid, reimagined collaboration model that is anchored on shared success, beliefs and ways of working,” said Rob Birdsong, a managing director at Accenture and the company’s client account lead for Best Buy. “This new model will help us redefine the way we partner with Best Buy, bringing them the best of Accenture’s skills and capabilities, with a focus on building and growing Best Buy talent.”
This isn't the first time Best Buy and Accenture have teamed up. Over a decade ago, Accenture expanded its Twin Cities workforce after absorbing much of the technology work for Best Buy, but Best Buy took that work back in-house years later.
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