Paid family leave: What’s the right model?
With companies exploring gender biases in the workplace, the issue of parental leave highlights gender inequality and brings all parents into the fold when analyzing family leave policies.
How companies are increasing neurodiversity in the workplace
Wharton’s Peter Cappelli discusses how companies are increasing efforts to employ adults with autism, but doing so requires a lot of support and training.
It’s a dangerous job, but does someone have to do it?
The Wharton School’s Robert Hughes discusses his new research about the ethical questions facing firms that employ workers in physically dangerous jobs.
How companies are redefining gender at work
As more Americans identify as transgender, workplaces lack precedent for policies and accommodations, but are coming around to setting new norms.
Retail’s big mistake: Why slashing payroll cuts into profits
Retailers need to recognize that employees are their most valuable asset in an era of online competition, according to Wharton professors Marshall Fisher, Serguei Netessine, and Santiago Gallino.
Why workplace ghosting is on the rise
Wharton’s Peter Cappelli discusses ghosting, or disappearing without an explanation, in the workplace, and what it says about business etiquette and the shifting balance of power between employers and employees.
Preparing for disasters in 2019: How can risks be mitigated?
Wharton’s Howard Kunreuther discusses how communities can better prepare for disasters in 2019.
New fellowship offers undergrads unfiltered, frank access to city leaders
Through the program, offered by the Penn Institute for Urban Research, 14 students will meet with a former Philadelphia mayor, Philly’s current director of planning and development, and more.
The billion-dollar business of e-sports
With sold-out arenas, soaring revenues, and serious investment by traditional sports leagues and team owners, competitive video gaming has evolved from fringe hobby to a global, growing industry.
What makes companies good employers for women?
Wharton’s Katherine Klein, Shoshana Schwartz, and Sandi M. Hunt tackle the deceptively simple question, and find that representation, pay, health, and satisfaction matter most for women.