Human capital

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The Future of Work – Investing in human capital must be a priority says the World Development Report 2019

The World Development Report (WDR) 2019: The Changing Nature of Work studies how the nature of work is changing as a result of advances in technology today. Fears that robots will take away jobs from people have dominated the discussion over the future of work, but the World Development Report 2019 finds that on balance … Continue reading

HR – CEOs’ selected strategies for meeting the Human Capital challenge

CEOs know that meeting their most urgent business growth challenges is inextricably linked to the strength of their human capital base. Effective use of human capital resources remains a critical issue for our respondents, and their strategies to improve productivity center on developing talent from within, improving leadership skills and pipeline, and building a performance … Continue reading

Immigrants in Canada – Language at landing is one of the most important variables in predicting earnings in the short term, but less as time past

While an extensive literature examines the association between immigrants’ characteristics and their earnings in Canada, there is a lack of knowledge regarding the relative importance of various human capital factors, such as language, work experience and education when predicting the earnings of economic immigrants. The decline in immigrant earnings since the 1980s, which was concentrated … Continue reading

Human Capital and Labour Productivity in Canada – HC contribution to productivity growth is substantial

“The good fortune of bountiful natural resources is not enough to ensure rising incomes for Canadians in the long term. Growing labour productivity is the most important determinant of future economic welfare and on that measure, Canada is falling behind its major trading partners.” writes Serge Coulombe in Lagging Behind: Productivity and the Good Fortune … Continue reading

The 10 trends in the 2015 Global Human Capital Trends report

Global organizations today navigate a “new world of work”—one that requires a dramatic change in strategies for leadership, talent, and human resources. More than 3,300 organizations from 106 countries contributed to Deloitte’s Global Human Capital Trends 2015 survey, assessing the importance of specific talent challenges and their readiness to meet them. This report explores 10 … Continue reading

Human capital doesn’t alone reduces income inequality research finds

Most developing countries have made a great effort to eradicate illiteracy. As a result, the inequality in the distribution of education has been reduced by more than half from 1950 to 2010. However, inequality in the distribution of income has hardly changed. This column presents evidence from a new dataset on human capital inequality. The … Continue reading

Deloitte’s Global Human Capital Trends 2014 – The top findings

To gain insights into the 2014 global human capital trends, Deloitte conducted a survey in the last quarter of 2013 that included 2,532 business and HR leaders in 94 countries. The survey covered the major industries and all of the world’s geographies (survey demographics are summarized in the appendix to this chapter). The goal was to better … Continue reading

Ghana / Improving human capital to get the Demographic Dividend

Discussants at a National Dialogue on Harnessing the Demographic Dividend for Ghana’s Development agree there’s a need for the country to improve the quality of its human capital Continue reading

Human Capital / The quality of labor in rich countries would be about twice as large as the quality in poor countries research finds

The authors measure talent using the observed achievement levels from the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) scores. Their findings imply that the quality of labor in rich countries is about twice as large as the quality in poor countries Continue reading

US / Is the Golden Age of Human Capital Over?

It seems that the golden age of human capital is losing its shine. That shine came not just from a high rate of return (both individual and social) on a college degree, but also from a beautiful, if partial, alignment between ideals of human development and the needs of employers. It was a happy alignment, … Continue reading

Russia / Human capital development is the challenge says OECD

To pursue economic growth, Russia must develop its human capital, which requires structural reforms in education, healthcare and pensions. These, in turn, must respond to major trends in service provision, including the increasing role of individual choice, the need to deliver lifelong learning and healthcare, and the risk that Russians will increasingly buy services abroad, … Continue reading

Canada / Human capital trends survey 2013

To build leadership and talent, organizations need to do more than maintain good employee relations: they need to focus on direct organizational benefits that solve business problems. HR is strategic Deloitte’s survey of 1,300 senior business leaders in 59 countries reveals current and emerging human capital trends influencing the future course of talent, HR and … Continue reading

Canada / Talent War / Skilled immigrants: They’re not lining up anymore

If you’re an engineer in China or Brazil, you have a good life. Why come and freeze in Canada, right? It’s a truism that Canada is a nation of immigrants, but in the years ahead, demographics — an aging population and low birthrate — and changing employment patterns, with increased demand for specific skills, indicate … Continue reading

Long-term unemployment has received insufficient attention during this presidential campaign – Becker and Posner

The most disturbing aspect of the high unemployment rate during the past 4 years has been, namely, the large number of the unemployed who have been out of work for at least 6 months. Last month 5 million men and women had been unemployed for at least 6 months, and they comprise about 40% of … Continue reading

The Human Capital Summit in Singapore

“Last week I spoke with Karen Cariss, CEO of PageUp People, after she attended the recent Human Capital Summit in Singapore” writes Sylvia Vorhauser-Smith. (Choosen excerpts by JMM to follow) How similar or different are the human capital issues business is discussing in Asia Pacific’s high growth markets to those in the U.S., Europe or … Continue reading

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