PwC US plans to acquire substantially all the assets of HumanR, a Herndon, Va.-based consulting firm specializing in organizational development consulting.

Once the deal is complete, which is expected to take place in November, HumanR will become a part of PwC's Human Resource Services practice, within its Saratoga workforce analytics team. Mary Saily, CEO of HumanR, will join PwC as a leader in the PwC Saratoga practice. Burgess Levin, founder of HumanR, will serve as a senior executive consultant.

PwC's focus on workforce analytics aligns with HumanR's mission to help organizations create a better, more trust-based and productive work environment for employees. Through the acquisition, PwC will gain intellectual and analytical capabilities and technology, as well as combine forces in workforce analytics and employee surveys. 

"With talent management of critical interest to companies today, the effective use of workforce analytics is essential to helping organizations attract, retain and develop talent," PwC's Saratoga practice leader, Nik Shah, said in a statement.

HumanR provides HR and organizational leaders with tools to measure and improve employee performance and retention, including workforce surveys, 360 feedback programs, competency modeling, performance management tools, leadership development programs and training services.