“Most of the pricing adjustments upward or downward are tiny,” George Serafeim, a professor at Harvard Business School who focuses on corporate performance and social impact, said via email. “It seems to me more a symbolic gesture rather than a serious effort to price and embed in the contract climate risk.”
Read more: Wall Street’s ESG Loans Charge Corporate America Little for Missed Goals
In a report published over the weekend, “Hidden Workers: Untapped Talent,” authors Joseph Fuller and Manjari Raman, from Harvard Business School, and Eva Sage-Gavin and Kristen Hines, from Accenture, explore the disconnect between companies supposedly unable to find talent and “hidden workers” who don’t get considered for open positions.
Read more: Talent Shortage? Maybe It’s Your Automated Hiring System, Lack of Investment in Training
Businesses relying on automatic, sometimes AI-driven tech are turning down viable candidates, which means these people are “hidden” from recruiters, according to a report by Joseph B. Fuller, Manjari Raman, and other colleagues.
Read more: AI Tools That Companies Use to Scan Resumes Are Stopping 27 Million People Finding New Jobs, a Harvard Report Says
“It’s not surprising because this is harder than a number of other issues,” said Sandra Sucher, a professor of management at Harvard Business School. “Abortion is particularly contentious because we know that it relates to people’s religious views, which is kind of a no-go zone for companies.”
Read more: Texas Abortion Law Roils Businesses
Professor Tsedal Neeley of Harvard Business School says there might never be a better time to ask for what you need. Neeley is the author of a new book called Remote Work Revolution: Succeeding from Anywhere. She noticed a rise in empathy levels from the time she began writing the book several years ago to when the book was published in March. “I was delighted, for the first time in my career, to see the empathy that people had and the willingness to make accommodations,” she says. The way she sees it — workers proved they could be productive at home and earned the right to ask for flexibility.
Read more: 5 Tips To Successfully Make A Hybrid Setup Work For You And Your Boss
Automated hiring systems filter out qualified high skilled workers, according to a Harvard Business School report focused on how leaders can improve hiring practices to uncover missed talent pools and close skills gaps. Researchers—including Joseph B. Fuller and Manjari Raman— found that inflexibly configured automated recruiting systems, which are “designed to maximize the efficiency of the process”, tend to hone in on candidates using very specific parameters to minimize the number of applicants that are actively considered by an organization.
Read more: Automated Hiring Systems Are Rejecting Qualified Candidates
In this episode we sat down with Tom Eisenmann, professor at Harvard Business School, to discuss his new book, Why Startups Fail, where he carried out numerous case studies about failed startups. And from these, he found 6 patterns why a lot of startups fail.
Read more: Tom Eisenmann: Startups and their Wrong Decisions
Rebelling at work isn’t usually thought of in positive terms, Harvard Business School professor Francesca Gino admits. “Usually if we close our eyes and think about the rebels in our business,” she says, “we think about the jerks, the showoffs…people who are troublemakers, people who break rules just for the sake of breaking rules, or the contrarians.”
Read more: How to Be a Rebel at Work—and Not Be Obnoxious
Terrence McNally sits down with Julie Battilana, professor at Harvard Business School, about her new book Power for All. It’s nothing less than a call for individuals not only to understand and assert power in their own lives, but also to collectively use this power to remake society by rebalancing existing power relationships – including racial, gender, financial and political.
Read more: Power for All—What Is It? How Do We Obtain and Use It to Change the World?