Investors Want to Know More About Employees

By:
Chris Gaetano
Published Date:
Jul 21, 2017
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A group of investors, the Human Capital Management Coalition, has petitioned the Securities and Exchange Commission to require that companies disclose more information about their workforce, according to CFO.com. The group, comprising 25 institutional investors with more than $2.8 trillion in assets under management, asked that the SEC consider nine broad categories that enable human capital analysis as possible points of disclosure: 

  • * Workforce demographics
  • * Workforce stability
  • * Workforce composition
  • * Workforce skills and capabilities
  • * Workforce culture and empowerment
  • * Workforce health and safety
  • * Workforce productivity
  • * Human rights
  • * Workforce compensation and incentives

The group said that human capital plays a vital role in business, and yet under currently disclosure requirements, investors aren't able to adequately assess a company's management of it. It would also save companies the time and energy of having to answer numerous requests from various different entities about such matters.

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