Category: Institute News

HRPI Spring 2024 Meeting

The spring 2024 HRPI Member Meeting was filled with top tier insights on the future of work: • Debbie Lovich, Managing Director & Senior Partner at Boston Consulting Group, shared innovative research on the benefits of cultivating joy in the workplace across generations and job structures. • Tracy Keogh facilitated our member roundtable of hot HR topics. • Connie […]

Honoring HRPI Founder Fred Foulkes

Earlier this month, colleagues, family and friends gathered to celebrate the legacy of HRPI founder and longtime director Fred Foulkes. With over 43 years of service at Boston University,  Fred’s impact is felt throughout Questrom and the HR community at large. We are grateful for all the hard work, dedication, and mentorship Fred has given […]

HRPI case study: Microsoft Diversity Strategy

We are pleased to announce that The Case Centre recently published a new HRPI case study developed by Fred Foulkes and Ted Childs , in cooperation with Microsoft’s Chief Diversity Officer Lindsay-Rae McIntyre entitled, Empowering Every Person and Every Organization on the Planet to Achieve More: Microsoft’s Diversity & Inclusion Strategy. Visit The Case Centre […]

HRPI Director Fred Foulkes featured at BU Innovation to Action Speaker Series

HRPI Director Fred Foulkes was a featured speaker at today’s Innovation to Action Speaker Series event, hosted by Amanda Bailey and the BU Human Resources Team as well as Faculty of Computing & Data Sciences at Boston University. Thanks to Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP for a thought provoking keynote and to Azer Bestavros, Wendy Colby and Krista Sande-Kerback for an insightful panel discussion.

Virtual Hiring Becomes The New Normal

Pandemic closures worldwide forced companies to conduct interviews virtually during the spring interview season and the successful candidates are now participating in virtual internships. While companies had increasingly been conducting video interviews to cut hiring costs before the pandemic, the practice has now expanded to include game-based assessments, chatbots and collaboration platforms that help new […]

Consistency will ease return-to-workplace decisions

As multi-disciplinary task forces at companies and universities deal with the complicated challenges of developing effective plans for employees or students to return to work or campus, where they will be safe and have healthy working conditions, it is clear that return decisions will be easier if all initiatives are consistent with the following two […]

CVS Acts Against Medicine Hoarding

In March 2020, the company moved quickly to ensure essential medications would not be stockpiled by patients with coronavirus. Hydroxychloroquine, which is also used to treat lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, was in short supply when the malaria drug had some success against the novel coronavirus. The company instituted quantity limits of 10-14 days for customers […]

Navigating the Pay-Ratio Quagmire

Thanks to the Dodd-Frank pay-ratio disclosure, companies need to formulate cogent explanations for CEO pay to avoid potential problem areas. HRPI Director Fred Foulkes discusses pay ratios in this article published by HR Executive Magazine. Navigating the Pay-Ratio Quagmire