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10 reasons the human capital zeitgeist is emerging

Available Online http://www.forbes.com/sites/work-in-progress/20...
Publication Date March 19, 2012
Author Judy Martin
Source Forbes
Source Type Magazine
Summary

Focuses on the issue of human capital and talent management. The author proposes 10 reasons why human capital is becoming more important to organizations: (1) attracting skilled employees for the right job is becoming more critical, (2) talent shortages might indirectly quash innovation and profits, (3) discontent employees are starting to look elsewhere, (4) employee engagement can boost loyalty, (5) workers are stressed out, (6) employees want a more meaningful inner work-life, (7) well-being initiatives in the workplace are gaining traction, (8) work-life resilience must be boosted to stay competitive, (9) many organizations have changed their talent management strategies, and (10) the disposition and skill-set of laid off employees returning to work must be managed effectively. Hence, effective talent management is an important precursor for future organizational success.

Keywords human capital, talent management, engagement, stress, work-life balance
Reference

Martin, J. (2012, March 19). 10 reasons the human capital zeitgeist is emerging. Forbes [Online]. Retrieved March 28, 2012, from www.forbes.com.

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