Human Capital and Productivity
Firms must be able to maximize their profits in order to be successful, and a significant factor in maximizing profits is human capital . Human capital according to Blair and Roe (1999) is the idea that much of the skill and knowledge acquired to do a job could only be acquired if some investment was made in time and resources. Human capital can help increase the productivity of a firm by either hiring more workers or improving the quality of the human capital. Because of this, firms invest into human capital in order to increase worker productivity and efficiency. Therefore, by improving human capital a firm will experience higher profits because it can help generate a higher lever productivity out of workers.