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

Peter Cappelli: A pushback on mandatory arbitration

A recent court case has turned the tables ever so slightly on employers that imposed mandatory arbitration requirements on their workers.

Cappelli: Complexities of employee monitoring in an AI age

Organizations can use emerging tech to get them where they're going faster–for better or worse.

Cappelli: The power of ideology in business

Why is employee governance such a non-starter in the U.S.?

Cappelli: What to make of the new employee activism

Are workplace protests a new trend?

Our surprising bias toward human judgment in hiring

Why do so many leaders want to let line managers have the most say in hiring decisions?

Peter Cappelli: What should we learn from the gig hype?

A new report bolsters the idea that the "gig economy" isn't nearly as strong as some have claimed.

How to calculate the cost of turnover—carefully

Beyond out-of-pocket hiring and onboarding costs, how does turnover affect overall operations?

This is Not Your Father’s Tuition-Reimbursement Plan

Tuition-reimbursement programs may not be as generous as some headlines are making them out to be.

Are There Truly More Jobs than People to Fill Them?

We don't have a people problem–we have a retention problem.

Will Data Science Save HR–or Kill It?

Data scientists are taking the “human” out of human resources.