Friday, May 25, 2007

Al Gore and real value in Human Resources

“There is a big shift in the business community around the world toward a greater appreciation for the fact that the short-term, quarterly report point of view misses a lot, and if a company is going to be profitable and productive on a sustained basis that means looking at some of the factors that don’t always show up on the balance sheet...If the only way we recognize what’s valuable and profitable is the price tag, then the things that don’t come equipped with price tags can begin to look like they’re not valuable...But the attitude of the employees and their loyalty and feeling about the company has a direct impact on turnover, re training costs, labour productivity, the amount of creative effort" said Al Gore at the 2007 Top Employer Summit in Toronto. - Canadian HR Reporter - April 9, 2007