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

Cappelli: Cutting pay for remote workers isn’t a real fairness strategy

Some Silicon Valley organizations are recalculating pay for workers who live in lower-cost areas.

Cappelli: When HR meets business realities in a pandemic

Cheaper isn’t always better; HR needs real numbers to make that case.

Cappelli: How Trump’s D&I order shows the culture war is on

The new rule complicates certain employers' approaches to diversity training.

Cappelli: Why HR shouldn’t be the ‘dating police’

Blackrock's new policies about conflicts of interest could make a mess for HR and employees.

Cappelli: This study turns the generations myth on its head

A new report finds no workforce management benefits of labels like millennials or Gen X. Now what?

Cappelli: Testing’s complicated role in the return to workplaces

Testing may be part of employers' return policies, but they also need to consider the context.

Cappelli: 4 takeaways about return-to-work plans

Many companies are in a wait-and-see mode, with legal issues a top concern.

Cappelli: Why we won’t keep working from home

Remote work may not be as permanent as some are forecasting.

Peter Cappelli: That vexing value of a life

Employers are now weighing the risks and benefits of reopening.

Unpleasant questions behind the spread of the coronavirus

An honest relationship with employees is key to helping organizations navigate this new era of work.