Peter Cappelli

Peter Cappelli is HRE’s Talent Management columnist and a fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources. He is the George W. Taylor Professor of Management and director of the Center for Human Resources at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He can be emailed at [email protected]

Why are employees hiring their own independent HR consultants?

In one of the latest HR trends, some employees are turning to third-party HR reps to intervene between themselves and their employer's HR professionals.

Where the DEI pushback leaves employers, HR

Most business leaders are personally committed to DEI, but pushback is making some more risk-cautious, writes Wharton's Peter Cappelli.

Promotions have slowed. Why HR needs to pay attention

According to Peter Cappelli, the promotions decline is another example of how we still aren't addressing hiring and retention difficulties.

Amid ouster of Penn president, 3 challenges of regulating speech

University of Pennsylvania professor Peter Cappelli explores what universities and employers can learn from each other on regulating speech.

Understanding the hidden influence of the HR vendor community

The HR vendor world is complex, but HR leaders should understand its influence to help mitigate everyday HR challenges.

Trying to drive psychological safety higher? Why it may backfire for HR

Psychological safety is needed in creative situations, but in routine work, it can actually have negative consequences for an organization, writes columnist Peter Cappelli of The Wharton School.

Why we manage people so poorly—and what we can do about it

Many employers today are walking back management practices that have been successful—which could be a lasting mistake, writes Peter Cappelli.

The ‘Lazy Girl Jobs’ craze: What’s the takeaway for HR?

The interest in Lazy Girl Jobs isn't about a new generation, Wharton management professor Peter Cappelli writes. Consider the world of work today.

CEO pay is continuing to skyrocket: Do employees care?

Why does CEO pay keep going up? And is the ratio of CEO pay to average employee pay impacting the business?

Struggling with return to office? It’s an ‘organizational change problem’

The big news in remote work is that companies are trying more aggressively to get more employees back in the office but employees are...