Human Capital Disclosure Rules Revised by the SEC

Human Capital Disclosure Rules Revised by the SEC

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On August 26, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced changes to Regulation S-K as part of its human capital disclosure requirements for companies’ non-financial reporting.

“Many of the amendments,” stated the SEC media release issued last week announcing the adoption of the new guidelines, “reflect the Commission’s long-standing commitment to a principles-based, registrant-specific approach to disclosure. These disclosure requirements, while prescriptive in some respects, are rooted in materiality and are designed to facilitate an understanding of each registrant’s business, financial condition, and prospects. The rules are designed for this information to be presented on a basis consistent with the lens that management and the board of directors use to manage and assess the registrant’s performance.

Human Capital Management and Corporate Accountability

Human Capital Management and Corporate Accountability

Fulcrum Partners Deferred Compensation News

Is your organization prepared to be accountable to stakeholders (and the marketplace) for its human capital management policies and practices? If your company is still looking at human capital as a cost and not an asset, brace yourself for a dramatic perspective shift. As Michael S. Melbinger, attorney and author of the Executive Compensation Blog, has observed, “the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed human capital issues to the fore like never before.”