Accenture has signed a seven-year agreement with Kimberly-Clark Corporation to provide a broad range of human resources services. Outsourcing of certain services to Accenture is part of Kimberly-Clark’s global competitive improvement initiatives, which were announced in July 2005. Other terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Accenture will provide Kimberly-Clark with administrative services in the areas of recruitment, payroll administration, workforce reporting, employee data management, and training and development. The latter includes scheduling, tracking and reporting of training activities for the company’s North American workforce. In addition, Accenture will deploy an enhanced portal to provide Kimberly-Clark’s workforce integrated human resource information including on-line benefit and educational materials.
"Attaining and maintaining market leadership requires us to be even more effective in the delivery of non-strategic human resource activities," said Ian Maginnis, Kimberly-Clark vice president of Business Support Delivery. "This agreement will allow us to better focus our resources on innovation, brand-building and other capabilities that will drive long-term sustainable growth."
Christian Marchetti, global managing director of Accenture HR Services, said, "Industry leaders increasingly understand the business value of outsourcing non-strategic elements of human resources as they look to attract, retain and maximize the performance of the workforce. With this agreement, Kimberly-Clark is well-positioned to concentrate on its core objectives of driving market innovation and accelerating growth.