12 June 2014

Some thoughts on improving human capital



It's good to see that organizations of all sizes are having problems coping with tight budgets, skills shortages, morale issues and the like. This report from the US Government Accountability Office discusses these, plus others, and makes some very astute recommendations. Although many might point out that the large sizes of the organizations involved would make a difference, I would say the issues are the same, and arise in organizations of all sizes:

  • the fragmented way in which personnel policies and initiatives are informed and executed in ways that are not aligned with overall strategy;
  • the inadequate use of enterprise solutions to address shared challenges; and
  • the need for more agile talent management.
There are some great ideas that can be taken from what is discussed here.

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