Human Capital Reporting and Disclosure
While Human Capital can be a differentiated value driver, most organizations face challenges in measuring and reporting its impact on the business. HCMI's Human Capital Reporting & Disclosure services set the global standards in leading and educating organizations on what to measure, what it means to the business, and how to report and disclose to meet voluntary and regulatory compliance standards.
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Why Human Capital Reporting and Disclosure
While some leading global companies voluntarily disclose extensive human capital information as part of their Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) reporting, most organizations report very limited information.
This will now change with the new U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) Human Capital Disclosure requirements for all companies listed on the US exchanges. Since the SEC did not specify an exact set of measurements many companies are scrambling to identify what and how to measure to accurately reflect Human Capital’s impact on the business. Read SEC's press release.
One approach is to adopt the ISO 30414 Human Capital Reporting and Disclosure Guidelines. ISO 30414 provides a set of recommended human capital metrics and shows how to calculate them. We believe it can serve as a “safe harbor” approach absent further SEC direction.
Benefits of Human Capital Reporting & Disclosure
Achieve compliance with SEC’s 2020 Human Capital disclosure requirements
Provide greater transparency to the business impact of Human Capital Management and investment
Demonstrate your organization’s commitment to ESG principles
Gain competitive advantage by targeting talent investments to areas with the greatest business ROI
Which Human Capital Metrics to Report & Disclose
SEC's 2020 Requirements
Under the new SEC rules, companies listed on U.S. exchanges will have to disclose information about their human capital including “human capital measures or objectives that the registrant focuses on in managing the business.”
The SEC didn't specify which metrics to report, instead individual companies need to decide what to disclose regarding the impact of human capital impact on their business results for areas such as talent attraction, talent retention and talent development among other areas talent impacts business results.
The ISO 30414 recommends 58 metrics divided into the following 11 categories:
Compliance and ethics;
Organizational health, safety and well-being;
Recruitment, mobility and turnover;
Skills and capabilities;
5 Steps to Human Capital Reporting Compliance
Step 2: Identify Potential Disclosure Gaps
Receive a comprehensive report on the potential disclosure gaps in data and metrics along with recommendations for adjustments.
Step 1: Assess Current Human Capital Reporting and Disclosure
Assess current Human Capital risk disclosures vs. the new SEC human capital disclosure requirements.
Step 3: Select Metrics or Reporting Standards
Choose whether to adopt ISO 30414 reporting standards or select alternative metrics.
Step 4: Evaluate Enterprise Data Availability and Reporting Capabilities
Assess and deploy the changes required to access required data, calculate metrics and report results.
Step 5: Link Human Capital Disclosures to Business Strategy and Results
Analyze data to develop the storylines that link disclosures to business intent.
How We Can Help
HCMI’s Human Capital Reporting and Disclosure services help organizations move rapidly from Assessment to Compliance.
Rapid Readiness Assessment: A comprehensive gap assessment of current human capital reporting capabilities vs. SEC requirements and ISO 30414 standards
ISO 30414 Adoption: Deliver ISO 30414 human capital reporting standards on a project basis or via subscription with SOLVE™️ Workforce Intelligence Software
ISO 30414 Certification: Certify your internally- generated ISO 30414 reporting standards
Link Disclosures to Business Strategy: Analyze data to develop the storylines that link disclosures to business intent