Four consultancies among People's 50 Companies That Care 2018

21 August 2018

In partnership with Great Place to Work, People Magazine’s 50 Companies That Care list recognizes the top American companies caring for their communities and employees. The 2018 ranking includes consultancies Deloitte (2), Accenture (15), PwC (42), and West Monroe Partners (44).

The second edition of celebrity culture magazine People’s 50 Companies That Care was revealed last month, with cloud computing firm Salesforce grabbing the top spot for the second year in a row. The company was lauded for its efforts to bridge gender pay gaps at the firm, and for its practice of donating 1% of its product, equity, and employee time to philanthropic causes.

Meanwhile, four consultancies made the top 50 corporate social responsibility list. Big Four accounting and consulting firm Deloitte was the runner-up in second place, while Accenture ranked 15th, PwC came in 42nd, and West Monroe Partners ranked 44th.

To create the ranking, People teamed with research and consulting firm Great Place to Work to identify the top 50 US companies that have succeeded in business while also demonstrating concern for their communities, their employees, and the environment. The ranking was based on surveys of 4.5 million employees’ experiences, as well as Great Place to Work’s assessment of organizations’ benefits and philanthropic work.

Four consultancies among People's 50 Companies That Care 2018

2nd-place Deloitte was praised for its social innovation program, which has allowed over 9,000 of its professionals to work in collaboration with nonprofits like Mental Health America and the Clinton Foundation. Deloitte was also singled out for its dedication to higher education, having donated over $70 million to the sector in the past decade.

Meanwhile, Accenture was lauded for its efforts towards diversity. 41% of their global workforce is made up of women, while 32% of newly promoted managing directors at the global management and tech consultancy were women – the largest percentage to date. Meanwhile, Accenture rewards individuals who refer African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, veterans, and persons with disabilities to the company.

Likewise, Big Four firm PwC was praised for its diversity initiatives. The firm recently launched the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion project, the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity in the workplace. The consultancy also makes efforts to recruit veterans through its Veteran Affinity Network.

Management consultancy West Monroe Partners was given accolades for its employee benefits, which include travel bonuses for their oft-traveling consultants, as well as a grant program that lets employees share fun and rewarding activities (charity work, golf, brewing, etc.) with co-workers. Similar to Salesforce, the firm donates 1% of its time, talent, and profits to charitable efforts.

“It is an honor to be included in such a prestigious list of companies,” commented Susan Stelter, Chief People Officer and one of West Monroe's co-founders. “At West Monroe, we believe in using our collective efforts to provide value for our people, our clients, and our communities.  That is why Social Responsibility is one of our core values.”

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Liberty Advisor Group named a 2019 Best Place to Work in Chicago

19 April 2019

Management consultancy Liberty Advisor Group was among the companies named to the 2019 Best Places to Work in Chicago. The ranking was published by Crain’s Chicago Business and administered by Best Companies Group.

Based in Chicago, Liberty provides consulting services in the areas of business and technology strategy, mergers and acquisitions, transformation and assurance, business threat intelligence, and data and analytics. Founded in 2008, the company has worked on over 300 M&A deals and delivered over $1 billion in operating income improvement. Liberty’s diverse clientele has included Fortune 500 companies and major oil & gas and manufacturing firms.

The firm’s lean team of 63 strategists, technologists, and entrepreneurs ultimately focus on helping organizations accelerate growth, drive operational efficiency, and reduce risk.Liberty Advisor Group named a 2019 Best Place to Work in ChicagoThe boutique consultancy has now been named one the Best Places to Work in Chicago, reaching number 68 in the rankings. To build the 100-company ranking, Best Companies Group first evaluated each company’s policies, practices, and demographics, and then analyzed employee surveys reflecting workplace experiences and attitudes. Over 14,000 Chicago-area employees responded to the survey.

"This recognition further confirms that Liberty Advisor Group truly is an excellent place to work, with our unique team of senior, results-focused consultants working to solve clients' toughest business and IT problems," Jay Norman, CEO, Liberty Advisor Group, said. "Thanks to Crain's Chicago Business for this honor, and to everyone at Liberty for exemplifying our core values of inquiry, resolve, candor, integrity, courage, community and entrepreneurship."

Boutique staffing companies Engtal and City Staffing topped the list, coming in first and second place, respectively. Other consulting firms that made the grade were Burwood Group (#5), 10th Magnitude (#9), Pariveda Solutions (#13), Integrated Project Management (#16), West Monroe Partners (#24), and Accenture (#38).

Among its other achievements, Liberty is also a Great Place to Work-Certified organization, and was named the #35 Fastest Growing Firm by Consulting Magazine in 2018 – achieving a 112% growth rate between 2014 and 2017.