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Reporting human capital: illustrating your company’s true value

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Reporting Human Capital: Illustrating your company’s true value

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This study was commissioned to assess the current standard of HC (human capital) narrative reporting among UK FTSE (Financial Times Stock Exchange) 100 companies and to find out if the most up-to-date guidelines have improved current practice. The key HC elements were grouped under four main categories:
  • knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA)
  • human resource development (HRD)
  • employee welfare/stability
  • employee equity.

We reviewed the 2013 and 2015 reports of these companies to enable us to understand and calculate any change in how HC was reported. The research shows an overall increase in the reporting of HC issues, with the largest increase coming under the heading of employee equity, which had increased by 127%.

Content of the report
  • Valuing your Talent partners
    Executive summary

    Purpose and methodology
    Findings
    Conclusion and recommendations
    Acknowledgements
  • Valuing your Talent
    The Valuing your Talent framework
    Human capital reporting
  • Corporate reporting: where are we today?
    Defining the intangible capitals
    Standards of reporting: the current policy context
  • Research strategy and data analysis
    Methodology
    Conducting content analysis
  • Findings
    Overview
    Sector analysis
    Human capital elements
    Risk reporting in more detail
    Media analysis findings
  • Key findings and conclusions
    General increase in HC reporting
    Areas of excellence identified in HC reporting
    Evidence of companies addressing inadequacies in HC reporting
    Increasing recognition of FRC guidelines
    Predominance of positive HC reporting
    Increasing relevance of HC reporting to potential employees
    Evidence of inconsistencies in HC reporting
    Areas for further research
  • References
    Appendix One: Percentage
    change across HC categories
    for company sectors

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Valuing your Talent
 

Valuing your Talent - introduction

Our short video explores why people metrics matter to the investment community and why organisations should report on their human capital.