Will Amazon’s plan to ‘upskill’ its employees pay off?
Wharton’s Matthew Bidwell discusses Amazon’s $700 million plan to retrain its workforce with “pathways to careers” in machine learning, manufacturing, robotics, and computer science, while facing mounting personnel and safety issues and concerns at its warehouses.
Uncovering bias: A new way to study hiring can help
Research has shown how easy it is for an employer’s conscious and unconscious biases to creep in when reviewing resumés, creating an uneven playing field that disproportionally hurts women and minority job candidates.
How shopping became a version of social impact
Wharton Professor of Marketing Patti Williams discusses how brands began to put their do-gooder ethos to the forefront of its value proposition.
Regulating big tech
Wharton’s Eric K. Clemons discusses the pros and cons of boosting regulations on big technology companies such as Facebook, Amazon, Google, and Apple, after years of being penalized in Europe for anticompetitive practices.
Making history at LDI: An interview with Rachel Werner
Rachel Werner is the first female and first physician-economist executive director of the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, and a professor of both medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine and health care management at the Wharton School.
How to fix a toxic workplace
Is the workplace really any more toxic than it once was? Despite improvements in equality and discrimination, greater awareness of calling out toxic environments is having an impact. So what are employees, and businesses, doing about it?
Does diversity training work?
Wharton’s Edward Chang and Katherine Milkman discuss their new research on the effectiveness of diversity training.
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.