Geneva : Breakfast Session

4 Jun 2012

Managing People, Managing Risks

Wayne F. Cascio

Professor at the University of Colorado Denver

The systematic management of human capital risks is in its infancy. Human capital risk refers to the uncertainty arising from changes in a wide range of workforce and people management issues that affect a company’s ability to meet its strategic and operating objectives. After examining alternatives for dealing with risk, we will examine a broad range of human capital risks, and offer a simple approach to prioritize them. To illustrate risk optimization, we will examine when increasing or decreasing employee turnover has the largest effects on organizational success.