Peter Cappelli is the George W. Taylor Professor of Management at The Wharton School and Director of Wharton’s Center for Human Resources. His specialties include human resource practices, public policy related to employment, talent and performance management. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and since 2007, has been a Distinguished Scholar of the Ministry of Manpower for Singapore.
There’s a view in the world of management research, and by extension practice, that the way to be effective in leadership is you need all this social capital, all these relationships. The idea of having a contractor-manager sounds bizarre because they don’t have any of those things.23 September 2021
Businesses have never done as much hiring as they do today. They’ve never spent as much money doing it. And they’ve never done a worse job of it.22 September 2021