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Human Capital: The development of success

Human Capital Theory postulates that the more biological, psychological, creative, knowledge, social, and work skills a person develops the more successfully they are going to be in life.   The theory is often broken into intangible capital that focuses on things like social abilities and tangible capital that focuses more closely on skills and education. In many ways educational attainment and skill development are used to measure human capital. Generally, the human capital a person retains, or can develop, the more beneficial they become to the organization and society.  Human capital creates an incentive for developing employees to their highest possible skill level. By raising the human capital of an organization it is believed that the organization will become more efficient, creative and productive. The time, effort, and costs are some of the detractors associated with the developing employees. Yet those organizations that do not engage in training generally have stagnant