Home The Bottom Line: How to Invest in Ergonomics to Improve Human Capital Ergonomics Done Right®

Written by: humantech on December 12th, 2017

Humantech ergonomist Blake McGowan summarizes the findings of a study that determined the key occupational health & safety metrics important to human capital management in the video below.

The four key ways to invest in ergonomics to improve human capital management and corporate financial performance include:

  • The more employee training that is provided, the better the financial performance.
  • Provide a framework or management system to track and identify risks.
  • Senior management must oversee the process and play an active role.
  • Track and publish lost-time injuries.

In addition:  In 2017, The Human Capital Management Coalition,  a group of institutional investors that hold more than $2.8 trillion in assets,  filed a petition with the US Securities and Exchange Commission requesting listed companies to disclose this and other information related to human capital management policies, practices, and performance.

References: Bernstein, A and Beeferman, L. (2015). The Materiality of Human Capital to Corporate Financial Performance. Pension and Capital Stewardship Project. Labor and Worklife Program. Harvard Law School.  

Bernstein, A and Beeferman, L. (2017). Corporate Disclosure of Human Capital Metrics. Human Capital Project. Labor and Worklife Program. Harvard Law School.


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