Deloitte and Eightfold

Accelerating skills-based transformation

Eightfold’s ability to generate advanced skills and talent data combined with Deloitte’s strategic insights and programmatic capabilities gives clients a powerful new way to leverage skills as a competitive advantage.

Talent continues to be the biggest organizational challenge of our time

When CEOs were asked in the June 2021 about the biggest challenge they faced, a quarter of the responses pointed to talent. Asked the same question four months later, the 2021 Fortune/Deloitte CEO survey showed consensus was even stronger. Nearly half of the responses referred to talent, with the majority of CEOs naming attracting and recruiting talent (57%), designing a post-pandemic workplace (53%), and retaining talent (51%). Building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce is also high on the list of challenges for 43% of CEOs.

As part of this talent conundrum, organizations are becoming increasingly aware of the untapped potential inherent in their candidate pools and workforce, and the cost associated with underutilizing or mismatching their skills and capabilities. The Deloitte and Eightfold Alliance uses previously unavailable data about each worker or applicant’s experience and skillset as a key input for building actionable insights, holistic organizational systems, highly efficient talent processes, precisely directed learning programs and agile talent marketplaces (both internal and external) that result in significant performance improvements.

Powered by the largest global talent dataset, Eightfold’s Talent Intelligence Platform™ identifies the skills and capabilities for all talent at scale, enabling enterprises to turn talent management into a competitive advantage. As part of the Alliance with Eightfold, Deloitte brings leading Human Capital advisory, implementation and managed services to help clients develop skills-based organization strategies and acquire, retain, manage, and grow their workforces.

Eightfold and Deloitte are supporting commercial, public sector, and non-profit organizations as they build future-ready workforces by transforming approaches to talent acquisition, management, development, and planning, including:

  • Empowering individuals to chart their career paths in order to overcome underemployment through thoughtful collaborations with state and federal entities, including Civilian and Department of Defense organizations.
  • Enabling OneTen with the technology and strategy to deliver on its mission of upskilling, hiring, and advancing one million Black individuals over the next 10 years into family-sustaining jobs.

How internal talent marketplaces strengthen DEI

Internal talent marketplaces can help overcome seven common DEI strategy pitfalls and provide equitable access to experiences that can aid in creating a diverse and inclusive workforce.

How Internal Talent Marketplaces Strengthen DEI

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Mobility and inclusion in the workforce

Leaders must find effective models and mechanisms to remove barriers to opportunity, address unconscious bias, eliminate disadvantages and update outdated policies to enable equity as a business outcome. Internal talent marketplaces - a new way to align workers with jobs, roles, gigs, and other opportunities through a technology-enabled platform – bring unique strengths to help achieve these outcomes.

Mobility and Inclusion in the Workforce

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Our latest High-Impact People Analytics study found clear connections between the backgrounds and skills of people analytics practitioners and the function’s maturity

To better understand these connections, we collaborated with Eightfold to dive deeper into profiles of current people analytics professionals. In this article, we share findings that can help build more effective people analytics functions and practitioners.

The People Behind People Analytics

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Get in touch

Sona Manzo

Lead Alliance Partner, Eightfold
Managing Director | Deloitte Consulting

somanzo@deloitte.com | +1 925 922 5736

Sona is a Managing Director in the Deloitte Consulting LLP Human Capital Practice, focusing on Workforce Transformation and is the Eightfold Alliance Leader

With over 25 years experience in consulting and Talent Acquisition leadership roles, Sona has helped Fortune 500 and growing mid-size organizations across all industries strategize, design, implement and optimize a broad array of Human Capital solutions that align people, process and technology with organizational strategy. As part of the Deloitte Workforce Transformation leadership team, she collaborates with colleagues and clients to reimagine talent strategies across talent acquisition, talent management and career mobility, diversity, equity and inclusion, leadership, learning, rewards and wellbeing.

Sona has a passion for helping organizations construct and harness the transformative power of “superteams” that pair people with technology to re-architect work in more human ways. By amplifying humans’ contributions to new and better outcomes, these superteams can play an integral part in an organization’s ability to grow and thrive.

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