Accenture joins Vancouver 2010 employee loan program
Accenture has confirmed its participation in the Vancouver 2010 employee loan program, offering its employees the ultimate team building exercise and a chance to be a part of the 2010 Winter Games.

Fuente:   Fecha:   20/10/2009

Accenture will loan 100 "person months," which as details are finalized could mean 33 employees for three months, or 50 employees for two months.

"The Games are all about high-performance teams working together to achieve greatness," said Furlong. "This employee loan program initiative creates an environment for unique team building opportunities full of rewarding and beneficial experiences for our business partners and their talented employees."

The corporate initiative is part of a larger secondment program offered by VANOC. In July, the Organizing Committee launched a private and government employee loan program to fill most of its remaining 1,500 short-term jobs. Until the launch of the program, VANOC already had 45 seconded staff from about 20 different partners, including Deloitte, the Canadian Tourism Commission and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport. Similar secondment programs have been used at previous Olympic and Commonwealth Games, including Calgary in 1988.

While the final value and number of loaned employees will not be known for several months, the program will result in significant savings to VANOC's operational budget.

Blake Hanna, managing director of Human Capital and Diversity for Accenture in Canada, added: "Our employees in British Columbia and across Canada are proud of Accenture's support of the 2010 Winter Games. Accenture employees from around the globe have already enrolled to participate in the 2010 Olympic volunteer experience and VANOC's secondment program offers yet another way for our employees to apply their skills in support of the Games. Accenture looks forward to working with other private and public sector partners to deliver a world-class event."

Companies offering to loan groups of employees join the 'Friends of the Games' corporate secondment program. By loaning 10 to 50 employees for at least eight weeks to VANOC, a company will have the opportunity to showcase their teamwork skills and run a complete project or function, such as a parking area, venue function or transport staging site.

In return, the company will receive a number of torchbearer positions, sport event tickets and seats at the dress rehearsal for the Opening Ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games based on the number of employees it provides.

"The impetus for this secondment program is for us to maintain a balanced budget for the Games - the use of seconded employees will ease some of the pressure on our budget as we navigate this extraordinary downturn in the economy," Furlong added.