JUST Capitol, April 17th, 2019: The win-win of just jobs
Companies leading the way on issues like gender pay equity, non-discrimination, parental leave, and career development are taking initiative in a tight labor market to attract and retain top talent. And investors – like BlackRock CEO Larry Fink, who named human capital management as a core engagement priority this year – are directing more attention than ever toward the “S” in ESG.
However, per Peter Drucker’s “You can’t manage what you can’t measure” mantra, we can’t even begin to benchmark and incentivize enhanced performance on these critical workplace issues until more companies disclose their actual policies. With greater transparency, we can better understand how companies think about their workforce – whether as a calculated cost or investable asset – and begin to measure how companies actually perform relative to their peers on creating JUST jobs.