Human Capital Theory: Characteristics & Investment


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What is human capital?

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1. Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of human capital?

2. Why is it important to invest in human capital?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Human capital is tied to an organization's success. See what you know about this business theory by answering questions about how assessing human capital is helpful to human resource managers.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • The role of a human resource manager
  • Calculating human capital
  • What human capital investment does for a company

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - comprehend and apply your knowledge from the lesson to questions about measuring and investing in human capital
  • Defining key concepts - be able to identify the term referring to the skills and knowledge a person has that can help a company advance
  • Information recall - correctly complete sentences from the related lesson on characteristics of human capital

Additional Learning

Learn more specifics about the theory of human capital by reading the lesson called Human Capital Theory: Characteristics & Investment. In it, you'll find info about the following topics:

  • Definition of human capital
  • How many human capital theories exist
  • What things are included under the umbrella of human capital
  • Why it is difficult to measure human capital
  • Two types of investments companies can make in human capital