EY and IBM expand alliance to help businesses navigate new talent landscape

EY and IBM have expanded their alliance through a new initiative to help businesses around the world address some of the most pressing workforce challenges, including employee recruiting, retention, upskilling and the need to transform HR systems technology at speed and scale.

With the aim to help organizations navigate this new talent landscape through digital innovation and greater resilience, EY and IBM have established a new Talent Center of Excellence (COE).

The COE will create data-driven AI and hybrid cloud solutions that provide broad talent, HR, mobility, and payroll transformation services. Bringing together the EY organization and workforce, mobility, and HR transformation business solutions with IBM talent transformation business and hybrid cloud and AI capabilities, it is the newest expansion of the EY-IBM alliance and second COE established in the past year.

Andy Baldwin, EY global managing partner of client service, said: “The combination of EY and IBM broad talent consulting and technology solutions can help clients transform their workforce by addressing some of the most significant talent challenges facing the market today. Through this alliance expansion, EY and IBM are better equipped to help deliver value to clients by putting humans at the center of the experience and helping them overcome the urgent need to attract, retain and upskill their workforce while transforming their HR function.”

John Granger, senior vice president of IBM Consulting, added: “The collaboration with EY is yet another example of IBM’s open ecosystem model designed to drive market-share for partners, bring value to clients and will further differentiate EY and IBM across the talent industry, resetting the standard for talent solutions globally.”