More than ever, an organization’s human capital is its capital. In an era when companies are struggling with digital skills gaps and serious talent shortages, a qualified, engaged workforce is key to drive wealth and productivity.
That means human capital investment at both the organizational and societal level. Human capital drives 64% of global wealth, according to a recent World Bank report. Yet in our recent survey of more than 1,000 CEOs and C-Suite executives, failure to attract and retain top talent was leaders’ top worry, and human capital figured in five of their 10 top concerns.
There’s another kind of talent gap here, one that the Strategic HR Center hopes to fill by sharing insights about how companies can maximize their human capital investment to increase productivity. The Strategic HR Center has research on engagement, inclusion, innovation, digitization, and the future of work—research that we invite you to enrich with your comments and contributions. Let’s continue the conversation together.