The SEC’s New Human Capital Disclosures: Year 1

Faced with a blank canvas, many companies formed cross-functional teams to consider what information to disclose and whether (and how) to include quantitative metrics.

Not much more than seven months ago, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced an important new 10-K disclosure requirement: to describe human capital resources and objectives or measures used in the management of the business that are material to the understanding of a company’s business.

Faced with a blank canvas last August when the rule was announced, many companies formed cross-functional teams to consider, among other things, what information to disclose, the length of the disclosures and whether (and how) to include quantitative metrics. Some included a breakout of employees by geography, the number of part- and full-time employees, the number or percentage of employees covered by collective bargaining agreements, or a breakdown by gender.

The first wave of 10-K filings with human capital disclosures is in, offering benchmarking for peers. Here are key takeaways about industry-specific themes and broad differences among individual companies.

Read more from the source The SEC’s New Human Capital Disclosures: Year 1, Published by: Fei Daily | 05/10/2021

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A veteran of recruiting and HR, Hoyt is a sought-after speaker with presentations including national conferences with SHRM, LinkedIn, HR Technology, ERE and others in the USA as well as UNLEASH, iRecruit, Australasian Talent Conference and more abroad. Chris has been promoting and leading full scale and enterprise-wide integrations of social media and mobile marketing within workforce strategies for his entire career. His expertise and passion for interactive/social recruiting, candidate experience, and both national and international recruiting strategies are all areas that Hoyt now leverages as co-owner and President at CareerXroads, a Recruiting/Staffing consulting and think tank organization that works with corporate leaders from around the world to break out of traditional recruitment practices and push the envelope in an effort to win the ongoing war for top talent.

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