Fred K. Foulkes

Director, Human Resource Policy Institute
Professor of Organizational Behavior

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DBA, Harvard Business School, 1968.
MBA, Harvard Business School, 1965.
AB, Princeton University, Economics, magna cum laude, 1963.

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Prof. Fred K. Foulkes, D.B.A., has been a Professor of Organizational Behavior and Director of the Human Resources Policy Institute at Boston University School of Management since 1981. Prof. Foulkes served as the Chairman and Member of Advisory Board and Director of Deploy Solutions, Inc. Prof. Foulkes has been an Independent Director of Panera Bread… Read more

Prof. Fred K. Foulkes, D.B.A., has been a Professor of Organizational Behavior and Director of the Human Resources Policy Institute at Boston University School of Management since 1981. Prof. Foulkes served as the Chairman and Member of Advisory Board and Director of Deploy Solutions, Inc. Prof. Foulkes has been an Independent Director of Panera Bread Co. since June, 2003. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Society for Human Resource Management, the National Academy of Human Resources, and Kelmscott Rare Breeds Foundation. He serves as Member of Board of Advisors for HighRoads, Inc. He served as a Director of Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. since 1998. He served as Member of the Board of Directors of Deploy Solutions Inc. From 1968 to 1980, Prof. Foulkes was a Member of the Harvard Business School faculty. His principal publications include Personnel Policies in Large Nonunion Companies and Executive Compensation: A Strategic Guide for the 1990′s. He has authored numerous books and articles — including five published in Harvard Business Review — and over 150 case studies. Prof. Foulkes is a recipient of the Employment Management Association Award and the Fellow Award, the National Academy of Human Resources award of distinction for outstanding achievement in the human resource profession. He has taught courses in human resource management and strategic management at Boston University since 1980.

 

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    • Audit shows 55% of workforce at retirement age

      March 11, 2014

      Boston Herald Peter Doeringer, College of Arts & Sciences Fred Foulkes, School of Management The state’s embattled welfare department — already under fire over massive EBT card fraud and abuse — is bracing for a possible mass exodus of retiring staffers, with some workers already handling caseloads as high as 1,500, a Herald review of […]

    • Microsoft Scraps Curved Rating System for Worker Reviews

      November 13, 2013

      Bloomberg Fred Foulkes, School of Management Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) is eliminating its long-standing practice of evaluating employees on a bell curve, seeking to foster more teamwork and collaboration as the company restructures to focus on devices and services… Expert quote: “GE and Jack Welch were leaders in this and Ford tried it, but it’s never really […]

    • Is Unlimited Vacation Too Good To Be True?

      August 22, 2013

      WBUR “Radio Boston” Fred Foulkes, School of Management, Human Resources Policy Institute Unlimited vacation policies are gaining traction among young technology firms… Listen to audio

    • Board Takeaways for 2013

      January 23, 2013

      CFO Magazine Fred Foulkes, School of Management As a CFO, you’re probably not a member of the company’s board… View article

    • Economy inspiring more employees to stray

      June 8, 2012

      Boston Business Journal (subscription required) Fred Foulkes, School of Management, Human Resources Policy Institute The improving economy paired with long-percolating pent up demand among workers to find their next big job opportunities has loosened the floodgates at local companies, creating a churn of workers no longer afraid to leave their current posts… View article

    • The Feminization of HR

      March 1, 2012

      Human Resources Executive Online Fred Foulkes, School of Management When Susan Gunn embarked on a career in human resources at Montreal-based Joseph e. Seagram & Sons Inc. in 1992, she was surrounded by men… View article

    • The Future Of The Workplace

      February 27, 2012

      WGBH “Innovation Hub” Fred Foulkes, School of Management Today, we look at the changing workplace… Listen to audio

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