In keeping with HARRT at UCLA’s mission to help our members by offering shared experiences for best practices and trusted experts they can call upon to develop their responses, we are reinstating HARRT virtual round tables. The focus of these interactive virtual-meetings will be how HR is specifically being impacted by COVID-19. We are developing individual topics with the help of experts on policy, crisis communication, safety, well-being (anxiety etc.)… and will deliver them bi-weekly or in as timely a manner as possible. Additionally, we have developed a members only, HARRT COVID-19 online repository for shared resources.  Members can access the repository through the Senior Member Homepage using your login and password.

If you would like to part of this group and join our membership please contact us.

The new paid family leave


The U.S. remains the only industrialized country that doesn’t guarantee workers paid family leave. In 2018, just 17 percent of civilian workers could get paid…

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Workplace wellbeing: how to encourage good nutrition at work

Nutrition has more effect than you might think on an employees’ productivity. The wrong foods can make us sluggish and lethargic at work…

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10 trends that will shape HR in 2020

One small number was perhaps the biggest news of 2019: the low unemployment rate. The tight talent market has inspired many recent employment trends…

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About HARRT

HARRT at UCLA, established in 1986, serves as a forum for the exchange of cutting-edge ideas and academic research affecting the practice of human resources. HARRT at UCLA is a subunit of the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE) and is affiliated with Anderson School of Management, Luskin School of Public Affairs, and UCLA School of Law.

HARRT Events

HARRT at UCLA Executive Round Table: Februrary 27, 2020

With the beginning of a new decade, HARRT examined various transformation initiatives including the employee as a stakeholder and how to prepare HR to become innovators and change agents over the next 10 years. In this session, Peter Matthies, founder of the Conscious Business Institute, discussed how to build an organization of the future by applying specific steps to take your people strategy from vision to implementation. In this workshop presentation, Peter shared insights on how to refine organizational culture and purpose by creating a better way to work and live for 2020 and beyond. Also, Denise Spatafora, CEO of BeClear Inc. and UCLA instructor, led a session that focused on creating an individualized HR road map, to include identification of organizational “pain points” affecting transformation in your company as well as, personal strategies to prepare you to become an effective leader in the future.