According to the Conference Board, human capital, including talent acquisition, leadership, employee development, training and engagement, is the single biggest challenge facing CEOs in 2013. Human capital is the factor that can create a culture where innovation thrives, promising to deliver the so-sought-after future growth.
In today's corporate world, growth in almost any form is becoming ever more precious, whether it is growth of the market share, customer base, top line or bottom line. Economic growth has been more muted post 2008/2009 recession and corporate focus has involuntarily shifted from pursuing sales growth to looking into the cost side as the top-line growth has become elusive and hard to achieve in shrinking or only slowly improving markets.
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