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The Telegraph considers why employees are the most important asset at company has – once again reinforcing the point that human talent should be valued highly by employers.
Talent is a financial metric, albeit one that cannot be noted on a balance sheet
Why aren’t more firms putting a financial value on all talent in company reports? A recent report, Human Capital Reporting – Investing for Sustainable Growth may have escaped your attention, but don’t let the less-than-scintillating title put you off. It contains important messages – and a call to action – for companies and investors.
A collaboration between five consultancies and professional training bodies, the publication highlights the current glaring gap between the widely acknowledged importance of human capital in modern businesses and the lack of visibility around this in company reports.
Put simply, talent is valuable – if not the most valuable asset of a company – yet that value is neither disclosed nor assessed.Such a disconnect might seem strange, but it’s not unusual in the context of the shift taking place in our understanding […]
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