TITLE

Invest in People

AUTHOR(S)
Echols, Michael E.
PUB. DATE
June 2005
SOURCE
Leadership Excellence Essentials;Jun2005, Vol. 22 Issue 6, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article presents information regarding strategic investment in human capital. The growing impact of human capital is clear in accounting reports, the income statement and the balance sheet. On income statements, labor is the single largest cost. And on the balance sheet, one sees that traditional accounting rules are inadequate to manage and predict market value. The financial impact resulting from strategic investment in training and education is well documented. Companies that score in the top quintile of talent management index on average have 22 percent higher return to stockholders than their industry peers.
ACCESSION #
17440980

 

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