Michael J. O'Brien

Michael J. O’Brien is former web editor with Human Resource Executive®.

Insights from a CHRO: Milwaukee Bucks’ Kelly Kauffman

The HR exec brought the Bucks out of administrative chaos by building its HR team from the ground up.

Apple defends its ‘Most Admired for HR’ crown

HRE’s list highlights employers on four criteria including innovation and people management.

Can America make the 4-day week work?

Recent research finds the concept making headway around the world. Will it work here?

Can ‘earn and learn’ apprenticeships lead to ‘family-sustaining’ careers?

The Trump administration says it has pumped more than $300 million into apprenticeship programs.

Through the digital lens: How VR can inspire better managers

Virtual reality has the power to change the world. But first, it has to change how straight white men think.

Most D&I programs are ineffective. Here’s how to change that

80% of organizations rate themselves as ineffective at developing a diverse and inclusive leadership bench.

Here’s how employers can reduce waste in healthcare spending

One step HR can take is to refocus their strategies to hack away at wasteful spending.

Blowback from EY’s ‘appalling and outdated’ training for women

The training session struck many attendees and observers as out of step with the current social landscape.

What’s driving workers’ demand for education benefits?

A new survey of 30,000 U.S. workers suggests causes include automation anxiety and college debt.

Do workers really trust robots more than managers?

64% of people are more likely to trust a robot over their manager--especially when it comes to providing unbiased advice.