Human Capital Management guru joins Learning Light

From: Learning Light
Published: Tue Jan 30 2007

Jon Ingham, head of the human capital and change management consultancy Strategic Dynamics Consultancy Services Ltd and author of ‘Strategic Human Capital Management’, has joined US-based e-learning guru Jay Cross, technology in education specialist Dr Celia Richardson and learning and performance expert Debbie Carlton in becoming a research associate of Learning Light.

Ingham, who has a background in systems development consultancy with what is now Accenture, was introduced to the concepts behind human capital management (HCM) some five years ago while consulting with clients on various HR projects. According to Ingham: "These projects were about how organisations managed and developed people in a way that allowed an organisation to be different from its competitors and which built on-going competitive advantage.

"HCM is about an advanced, innovative, strategic approach to HR, aligned to the organisation’s vision, mission and goals. It is about developing an intangible value through people," he added.

"The HR community tends to see HCM as tied to the metrics they use for internal and external reporting. This is disappointing," he continued. "HCM is really about improving the level of value that people deliver to a business, not simply about measuring that value.

"If people are really the most critical resource in driving business success, then HR needs to become the lead business function. But just adopting the techniques of the current lead function – finance – and trying to count everything about people takes HR in the wrong direction," he said.

"I’m looking forward to working with the Learning Light team to apply technology to take HCM where it needs to go if ‘UK plc’ is to establish and maintain global competitive advantage," he concluded.


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About Learning Light Ltd
Learning Light is a non-profit organisation that highlights and promotes best practice in the use of learning technologies. It also builds relationships between learning technology researchers, suppliers, buyers and learners providing learner-centric information to encourage the growth of learning technologies. By sharing comprehensive research, highlighting successes and failures, Learning Light helps to promote the learning technologies community.

Learning Light provides bespoke and individual services to help both buyers and suppliers of learning technologies. Its current services include:

Research Services
Providing access to expert insights, advice and guidance built on in-depth research. Helping organisations to effectively implement learning technologies (e-Learning) and integrate them within their workflow processes.

Membership Services
Partnering with leading thinkers in the industry and providing a network for all interested in the field to share information, knowledge, insight, experience and expertise, through utilising online community tools, networking events, conferences and guru seminars.

Professional Services
Learning Light’s highly experienced team offers organisations access to range of competitively priced consultancy services supporting buyers with the effective implementation of their learning technology (e-Learning) requirements. And, for suppliers, helping to provide a range of services to assist market awareness and generate growth.

In addition, Learning Light provides a comprehensive Professional Development programme to help Learning & Development professionals understand the significance of learning technologies in the workplace today and how to effectively implement them within the workflow processes of their organisation.

Sheffield-based Learning Light is supported by Yorkshire Forward, the regional development agency for Yorkshire, and the Humber and Objective 1 South Yorkshire.

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