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Human Capital Strategy for Social Enterprises

Instructors:
Hitachi Foundation
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A free course from Acumen
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The Course

Course Description:

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.

What You'll Learn:

  • Develop organizational values and culture intentionally
  • Learn practical tactics for recruiting and hiring
  • 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 talent development programs and manage employee performance

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