Develop organizational values and culture intentionally
Learn practical tactics for recruiting, interviewing, hiring and firing
Draft your organizational structure and plan for how it will adapt over time
Structure monetary and non-monetary compensation so that employees feel valued and rewarded
Gain strategies to implement professional development programs and manage employee performance
When scaling a business, many entrepreneurs consider the financial capital they’ll have to raise. However, a social enterprise’s ability to succeed in complex markets is also contingent on its human capital.
Developing strategies to attract, retain and develop employees can give a business significant competitive advantage. This course will lead you through the basics of developing a human capital strategy. You’ll learn how to intentionally design your company’s values and culture, recruit and hire the right people, adapt your organizational structure as you scale, and build effective teams. You’ll also learn how to structure compensation, manage employee performance, and offer relevant professional development. This course is ideal for early stage entrepreneurs thinking about how to build and grow their teams in impact-driven companies.
The Hitachi Foundation (Active until 2016). The Foundation’s closing strategy aims to address a critical question of our time: In this rapidly changing workforce environment, how do we make work work for the many who feel stuck and left behind? The strategy transitions all assets into three mission-aligned organizations: the Economic Opportunities Program at the Aspen Institute; the Institute for Work & Employment Research at MIT’s Sloan School of Management; and Investors’ Circle.
Anne-Claire Broughton is Principal of Broughton Consulting, LLC, a firm which helps organizations engage employees at all levels for business success through open book management, employee ownership, and healthy organizational cultures. Publications include The Hitachi Foundation’s Human Capital Advantage: A Curriculum for Early Stage Ventures (upon which this +Acumen course is based). She previously spent more than 13 years advising early stage business as Co-Founder and Senior Director of SJF Institute.