Human Resources

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March 12, 2014
A Stanford GSB lecturer and general partner at XSeed Capital gives three tips for hiring and compensating employees at a startup.
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July 16, 2013
The Stanford GSB lecturer and chairman of JetBlue airlines explains how to bring the best people on board. 
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June 10, 2013
Scholars explain why a culture of caring and compassion must be cultivated.
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June 10, 2013
Why are some places more prosperous than others? A scholar explores the "brain hubs" phenomenon.
Myra Strober
May 31, 2013
We've made progress, says the economist, but the system and potential role models still sometimes fail us.
oil rig worker
May 7, 2013
A study of oil rigs shows that a different approach to male-dominated environments can change corporate culture.
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December 10, 2012
Joel Peterson offers tips for entrepreneurs on laying a foundation for trust-building.
children rescued from an embroidery factory
November 6, 2012
An MBA student urges consumers, NGOs, and companies to end slavery in supply chains of everyday products.
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May 21, 2012
Research shows that bolstering people’s sense of well-being can motivate them to slim down or exercise more.
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April 13, 2012
Stanford GSB researchers find that how people respond to mistakes can be a "clue to who they are.”
illustration - fishing in a sea of CVs
July 16, 2013
The Stanford GSB lecturer and chairman of JetBlue airlines explains how to bring the best people on board. 
photo of sign for Sand Hill Road
June 10, 2013
Why are some places more prosperous than others? A scholar explores the "brain hubs" phenomenon.
Myra Strober
May 31, 2013
We've made progress, says the economist, but the system and potential role models still sometimes fail us.
oil rig worker
May 7, 2013
A study of oil rigs shows that a different approach to male-dominated environments can change corporate culture.
children rescued from an embroidery factory
November 6, 2012
An MBA student urges consumers, NGOs, and companies to end slavery in supply chains of everyday products.
weight loss image
May 21, 2012
Research shows that bolstering people’s sense of well-being can motivate them to slim down or exercise more.
June 1, 2011
Corporate governance experts from Stanford Graduate School of Business say criticism of CEO pay might be off the mark.
April 1, 2011
The aviation industry has to navigate through government regulations, natural disasters, economic storms, and labor negotiations, challenges that Jeff Smisek, president and CEO of the world's largest carrier, United Continental Holdings, says he finds fascinating.
November 1, 2010
As head of the world's largest beer marketer, Carlos Brito of AB InBev says success of a corporation hinges on hiring high-performing individuals, who bring passion and commitment to the job, and on building a company culture that keeps them.
October 1, 2010
Since taking over as CEO of Zappos, Tony Hsieh has vowed to do whatever it takes to keep his employees, customers, and vendors happy. He told a business school audience his strategy leads to profits in the end.
illustration of happy ladies in water
June 10, 2013
Scholars explain why a culture of caring and compassion must be cultivated.
photo illustration of man looking guilty
April 13, 2012
Stanford GSB researchers find that how people respond to mistakes can be a "clue to who they are.”
March 1, 2011
In the business world, women who are aggressive, assertive, and confident but who can turn these traits on and off depending on the social circumstances get more promotions than either men or other women, according to a recent study by Olivia O'Neill and Charles O'Reilly.
January 1, 2011
Observers of Silicon Valley have always assumed that the most successful companies get their competitive edge by paying their star employees more than the competition to fuel innovation. Now research, co-authored by Professor Kathryn Shaw, and using the academic field of insider econometrics, has been able to prove that this assumption is indeed true.
March 1, 2010
In some manufacturing environments, having workers engage in just-in-time production—maintaining production quotas without any inventory stockpiling or project overhang to the next day—can actually cause motivational problems and increase costs. The answer is to make sure employees' pay is tied to their actual productivity—and that means allowing for bad days and, consequently, some inventory...
June 1, 2009