Computers, ledgers, manufacturing lines, buildings, phones, and people. Until the robot revolution takes over the work of your business, you know what your best asset is; or rather, who your best asset is.
Human beings – on a global and an individual level – have an amazing capacity to do what needs to be done. Employees can solve complex problems, give advice that is applicable and relevant, and adapt to newer and greater work than any other asset you have on your balance sheet. Learning to leverage the power of the greatest asset in your company will give you the best competitive advantage. The right people in your organization can help it be flexible and nimble enough to master the ever-changing business environment.
That is not to say that all people are equally beneficial to any given company. Some people should not be working in their current roles. In all industries there are floaters who have stopped caring – or have been forced to stop caring by bad corporate policy – and that need to find another area of focus. HR companies have a strong responsibility to make sure the right people are in your company and the wrong people are developed into newer roles.
What companies like have to offer is going to change the landscape of future companies. The tools that HR companies have in their arsenal to select the right person to get into your company will help you make sure the investment you put into hiring your employees will have the greatest payoff for your bottom line. You would never invest thousands of dollars without going through an investment adviser, yet millions of dollars are spent every year investing on talent without letting the HR experts increase their investment value. Invest now and you will see your company change for the better.
When the right person is in the right place on a global level there is nothing you can do to stop the power of that company.