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]

Employee stress: Why HR isn’t getting to the heart of the problem

Wharton expert Peter Cappelli examines the root causes of employee stress and considers what HR can do to quell the growing crisis.

Forget ‘quiet vacationing.’ HR has a bigger problem

Wharton expert Peter Cappelli considers how two competing management approaches are leaving workers with inconsistent messaging around time off.

Gen AI and job losses: What’s the real story?

Wharton expert Peter Cappelli explores whether gen AI is really going to take away jobs, and what's driving such claims.

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.