Why HR should study the annual report (Guest commentary)

Report brings business strategy into focus
By Michael Thomsett
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 01/11/2007

Taking on the added role of business strategist is a daunting task for an HR practitioner. But there’s a cheat sheet. The corporate annual report contains information every HR practitioner needs to know.

This by no means suggests perusing the annual report is going to quickly convert HR practitioners to experts in high finance. But it will improve appreciation of the business model under which the company operates and help bring the business strategy into focus.

Simple profitability