Stephen Green, the equable HSBC Group Chairman, isn't smug though he could afford to crow over the deft way in which HSBC has escaped the worst of the banking crisis. Fellow bank grandees, like Goodwin, like Icarus, have flown too close to the sun, had their wings melted and come to earth with a crash.
HubCap forums discuss what’s next for people in the workplace: how they can be better managed, measured, reported and valued.
They bridge disparate voices such as getting HR talking to Finance, take the latest ideas in the lecture room and bring them into the boardroom, draw attention to and assess global points of view.
Hopefully they inspire new areas of research, new books, new approaches, new policies.
With luck, they will help the next generation change the way we think, value, manage - and talk - about people.
To ensure your voice is heard, click here to register.
In March 2010, we opened up our forum. For discussing what’s next for people in the workplace - how they can be better measured, managed and reported - our forum perfectly complements the aims and ambitions of our digital library, providing HR, finance, psychology, the media and others with a sounding board for new ideas.
Sponsored by HC consultancy, Human Potential Accounting and sister company, HR consultancy People Resolutions, HubCap launched Sept 09 as an international non-profit publishing platform for anyone – like us – interested in human capital.
Combining a digital library with the best of social networks, it's now a growing community of professionals, academics, journalists and politicians who share an active commitment to changing the way organisations think – and talk – about people.
Especially now, we feel this is both needed and long overdue.
We are strictly non-competitive. Organisations that might consider themselves competitors are invited to use it to promote their preferred solutions.
This is the only way forward.
Home and host to the Accounting for People 2.0 movement and publisher of the Human Capital Handbook 2011, HubCap is free to join.
The HubCap human capital network connects and invites participation and perspectives from too often disparate professions: academia, politics, journalism, corporate management, consulting.
It's not LinkedIn or Facebook of course.
And it doesn't want to be.
The central object of our network is not where you work or what you do when you play.
It's designed to enable those with human capital related content (writers, authors, editors) and those who want to open it up for discussion (professionals as well as fellow authors) to publish and consume the latest ideas.
So if you have something to publish, or are interested in connecting with others eager to discuss the latest published human capital ideas, join the HubCap network.
It's free too.
HubCap’s digital library includes articles from:
- International bodies: European Accounting Association, Personnel Today, Center for Effective Organizations
- Journals: Journal of Finance and Accountancy, Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, Critical Perspectives on Accounting
- Academics worldwide: Robin Roslender (Heriot‐Watt, UK), Suresh Cuganesan (Swinburne, Australia), Ulf Johanson (Mälardalen, Sweden) – even Nobel Prize winners like Professor Elinor Ostrom (Arizona State)
- Frontline business leaders: Alison Gill on human capital due diligence, Tim Hoad on reporting intellectual capital to augment innovation, Vineet Nayar on deconstructing the role of the CEO
- It is also home of digital scholarship publication, the Human Capital Handbook 2011
If you want to know what people are saying about people, it’s here, and free.
The goal though is not just to aggregate the latest thinking.
It’s not just to use the document viewer – one of only a handful of companies – think Google, NYT, Scribd – to develop this tech – to lens and socialise the ideas within.
It’s to use the library’s wrap-around networking functionality to connect authors to readers, accelerate the ideas exchange between academia and business, East to West, from concept into practical reality.
Especially now, we need edgeless thinking and actionable intelligence.
Why not make it your home? Two minutes to sign on, two more to begin uploading and sharing your ideas.
It's amazing the nuggets of gold that come out when people talk about their personal views and passions. You now have a document viewer as the central lens on all your library documents and you already have a fledgling business network to connect with your peers worldwide. Next up?