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Straight Talk on Leadership: Solving Canada's Business Crisis by R. Douglas Williamson

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Human Capital Planning

In organizational life, we have typically tended to emphasize and praise the benefits of learning on the job and then, with practice, slowly getting better over time. It is, perhaps, still reasonable to follow that approach when it comes to the more manual or rote tasks that continue to exist, to some extent, in all organizations. However, when it comes to human capital management, it's time to change that view and develop a level of sophistication that better fits the times. Ask yourself some simple questions:

  • How many hours of talent and human capital management training does your typical supervisor, mid-level manager or junior executive have before they are “licensed” to manage people?
  • How do you test those individuals ...

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