Human capital refers to more than the talents your workforce brings to your company. It is the sum of their knowledge, personality, habits and social traits that make them uniquely suited to produce economic value. Most commonly, social capital, the sum of social bonds and relationships, has come to be recognized as distinct from the talent that an individual has developed, and needs to be considered when reviewing the impact an employee or team has on the company as a whole. Your company's human capital can be invested in through education, training and enhanced benefits that lead to an improvement in the quality and level of production. These investments are key aspects of workforce acquisition, management and optimization. It is crucial for the success of any organization to keep its employees motivated, encouraged and productive.