What Do Businesses Want? The Same Things Individuals Do

By Gayatri Agnew, Senior Director, Opportunity at Walmart

What does human capital strategy mean?

The answer seems to differ, depending on who you ask. Ask local elected officials, and the answer will likely involve their plans for K-12 schools or community colleges. Ask economic development leaders, and they might discuss their strategy to attract more jobs to their region. Ask an employer, and the answer is probably focused on delivering strong business performance.

At first glance, these responses may seem like different strategies. In truth, they are all different prongs of the same strategy. All are ultimately about building strong, healthy, and resilient communities. After all, businesses need a strong community – and a healthy society – to thrive.

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