Are HR Metrics Intangible?

Posted on July 25, 2012


Stepping back in time to McKinsey’s War for Talent — capital is abundant, strategies are copyable and talent is the only competitive advantage (or something close to that).

Are a company’s talent, ability to develop potential, rewards, success of recruiting strategy and execution of employment brand really intangible?

I think not.

Jason Averbook, The Knowledge Infuser has a great thought provoking discussion about SHRM’s step towards Human Capital Metrics and HRPA’s reaction against it in this article   What To Measure? – The Great HR Metrics Debate 

What do you think?