“Adaptive organizations choose to invest in people, to consider people as human capital and worth investments of various kinds, rather than as costs to be minimized. This choice…recognizes the reality that the demand for qualified knowledge and service workers exceeds the supply in many labor markets and will continue to do so for some time to come” (Burud & Tumolo, 2004).
“Human capital is productive wealth embodied in labour, skills and knowledge” (United Nations).

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