It’s changing so fast – particularly in the East, where China and India are leading the West in making human capital a strategic core of education, business and governmental activities - that it’s easier to think it’s something you’ll get around to one day, while tackling the towering mountain of ‘real’ work piling up on your desk: sickness absences, bullying and harassment cases, talent gaps, another new engagement initiative.
Yet human capital is not just a concept.
Assessment tools have followed years of on the ground research. They are easy to implement and adapt to individual business and people needs. Diagnosing behavioural risks, organisation culture, they uncover the very ‘real’ underlying causes of the very things you fire fight everyday. They don't make these things go away, but they make predicting and dealing with them early much easier and much more cost-effective.
The ever-changing global human capital research and insights that are in turn transforming the way business succeeds and people are valued – are now not just within easy reach, but are easily digestible too. Check them out on our free to join human capital community, HubCap; read them in our free ebooks; and if you want targeted answers to pressing questions, call on our research team to give you the inside track.
Like visiting a dentist, you could put this off. But there's good reason why NASA have an Office of Human Capital Management and IBM and Goldman Sachs have their own Heads of Human Capital Management. It might seem a posh term for 'personnel officer', but it’s more than a job title too.
It’s a fundamental change in the way you talk, think and do HR – and it will change your people business forever.