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HARRT 30th 2x2

HARRT at UCLA celebrated a milestone; 2016 marked our 30th year as a forum for the exchange of cutting-edge ideas and academic research affecting the practice of human resources.

HARRT Members are encouraged to join our exclusive LinkedIn Group. For information or an invite, email

2017 3rd Annual T-Mobile UCLA Anderson MBA Case Competition

T-Mobile and HARRT at UCLA Judges

1st Place Team – Wireless Warriors

2017 Retreat “HR Blueprint for Innovation”

UCLA, Univision and others team up to unearth solutions to Hollywood’s lack of diversity

Darnell Hunt

Darnell Hunt 

Dean of Social Sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles

The UCLA Division of Social Sciences will partner with Univision Communications Inc., two schools within the University of Southern California and multiple Hollywood industry groups to create the “Storytelling Unbound Handbook,” which collaborators hope will lead to practical changes around diversity, inclusion and equality efforts in the entertainment industry. Read More


March 2018 Economic Outlook

As we enter the second year of the Trump administration there are two major initiatives that will impact our local economy; the tax overhaul passed last December and the ongoing renegotiation of trade relations with Mexico, Canada, South Korea and China. What if NAFTA falls apart? Will there be a trade war with China? How will the taxation of foreign source earnings affect U.S. corporate production and employment? These and other topics related to trade and taxation will be explored at the UCLA Anderson Forecast conference on March 7, 2018.

  • Will Wall Street volatility be reflected on Main Street?
  • Will inflation exceed the Fed’s 2% target in 2018?
  • How many times will the Fed raise rates in 2018?

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Member Spotlight

Karen D. Hill

Vice President, Human Resources, Otis College of Art and Design

Karen D. Hill is a long time member of HARRT at UCLA and an accomplished Human Resources executive who focuses first on the organization holistically and then develops aligned people strategies that produce positive results. She is a strategic business partner who collaborates with senior leadership to develop and evolve cultures that improve employee engagement. Her expertise in design and delivery of unique solutions to transform cultures, from the boardroom to frontline teams, has consistently produced quantifiable results. She has a keen understanding of the power of technology to engage employees and improve productivity.
In her new role as the Vice President, Human Resources for Otis College of Art and Design, Karen is leading culture transformation efforts and directing comprehensive short-term and long-range human capital strategies. Read More.

UCLA HR Spotlight

Oscars Create Process For Members To Report Workplace Misconduct

Written by: Lauren Holter

Women of Hollywood have said “time’s up,” and the Film Academy is taking steps to address sexual harassment within its ranks. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences CEO Dawn Hudson recently sent a letter to members outlining the Academy’s new process for handling claims of workplace misconduct. “This is only a small step towards the larger goal of encouraging workplace environments that support creativity, equality, and respect,” she wrote. Read More.

Thank you to the following members for providing outstanding thought leadership for our program development.