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HFS Highlight: Accenture’s getting people back to work through Covid-19 by powering the People + Work Connect

Jun 1, 2020 Ollie O’Donoghue

At the time of writing, unemployment in the US hit 15% - record levels not seen since the Great Depression. With analysts and pundits expecting levels to hit 20% by the end of the month. Covid-19 has hammered some industries forcing them to take drastic measures and furlough or lay-off large chunks of their workforce. In contrast, others wrestle with the entirely different challenge of meeting an unprecedented, and at times insatiable, demand for products and services. Governments across the globe are implementing measures to help cushion the blow of economic disaster on business and employees alike. Alongside these measures are a plethora of initiatives from the private sector, with one of the most innovative coming to fruition when an alliance of Chief Human Resources Officers (CHROs) set about solving for one of the biggest challenges facing the modern economy. As the Covid-19 pandemic battered businesses, the CHROs from Accenture, Lincoln Financial Group, ServiceNow and Verizon, put their heads together and launched People + Work Connect, a platform with the simple goals of bringing organizations together to help get people back to work faster. 


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