See Yourself as Human Capital

...and Optimize Your Career!!



Cover Story By Employment Times

Viewing yourself as "human capital" grants you the understanding and power to control your own destiny. Recognizing how you can provide important "value" to your employer provides you the power to secure your very best deal.

Even the most automated and robotic of companies depend upon people to teach, setup and monitor the equipment. "Customer service" is still critical, and many "customer service" issues cannot be effectively handled by a computer or voice tree/auto response system. Leadership, professional services, decision making, motivation enhancement, negotiations and problem solving are still people skills! Computers and the internet are causing dramatic changes, but don't let them scare you--just understand them, learn from them, and protect your future by increasing your ability to perform the tasks that today's computer cannot perform.

Employers today recognize the need to manage "human capital" by balancing the budget while safeguarding quality, service and change management within the fastest and most dramatically changing time period in our documented history!

Employees need to recognize how to manage their own "human capital" by balancing household budgets while safeguarding quality of life and striving toward reasonable financial security in any changing employment market.

The term "human capital" may help you see more objectively exactly how to "invest your resources" and "build your resources" toward your personal goal attainment.

After more than 20 years of extensive research, I can announce with pleasure that top employers are definitely appreciative and generous with the employee who "goes the extra mile."  If you don't believe that you're getting ahead, stop and re-evaluate.  Have you considered the total value of your compensation, benefits, growth potential and how your present position strengthens your resume?  Are you considering the employment stability you gain when you remain loyal to a single employer?  If you believe that you're "stuck," is it temporary or long term if you stick it out?  Are you receiving paid training or validation of skills that could help you tomorrow?

Careful research and/or expert advice are recommended if you are not convinced that your present employment invests your "resources" at their best.  Many employment opportunities offer you hidden value that you may not recognize, and many others overtly promise you value that you may not receive.

And above everything, do your homework before resigning.  The employment you choose, the skills you gain, the contribution of your efforts, the time you spend and the manner in which you transition all profoundly affect your "human capital" promotional resume.

By Jessica Ollenburg, HRS CEO