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]

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...

ChatGPT—this time, those ‘revolutionary’ predictions are for real

The AI-powered ChatGPT tool has a wide range of implications for HR, some of which we haven't even considered yet.

The wheels haven’t fallen off Twitter—yet. What that says about big layoffs

Despite significant headcount reduction by Elon Musk, the social media giant is still operating. Will other employers follow suit?

The four-day work week: Is it for real?

A study in the U.K. found that, after shortening the work week, things were better for employees—and at least no worse for employers. 

The problem with financial accounting—and how it’s holding talent management back

The financial benefits of good management rarely show up in traditional accounting strategies.