Human Resource Management News
Key to Innovation is Fostering Intellectual Honesty
'The challenge for leaders is to learn how to be more like Mr. Spock' Thursday Feb 23 2023
New research published this week from BYU Marriott School of Business professors Jeff Dyer and Taeya Howell finds that innovation can be hampered when organizations prioritize “psychological safety” at the expense of intellectual honesty.
Monday Feb 20 2023
The BYU Marriott School of Business held its annual Healthcare Industry Network Conference during the fall 2022 semester. The conference focused on transformational leadership in the healthcare field with an underlying message of learning from the master healer, Jesus Christ.
Advocating for Equality
Monday Jan 30 2023
During Kate Toronto’s first day of classes at the BYU Marriott School of Business, she watched in awe as Marcy Fetzer taught a class on human resources. Toronto says that was the first time she saw a woman with a PhD teaching at the university—growing her family and her career at the same time.
First Generation and Fearless
Friday Dec 16 2022
As the first person in her family to complete high school, Mirka Sansores Bellingham learned how to read textbooks, study for exams, and chart out her four-year high-school education plan by herself. Now, as a senior and a first-generation student in the human resource management (HRM) program at the BYU Marriott School of Business, Sansores strives to lift other students on their paths to higher education.
Shifting Gears: Engineering to Human Resources
Wednesday Nov 23 2022
Empowered by the BYU Marriott School of Business, MBA graduate Betsy Rose always strives for positive impact. In every capacity—whether she is working on human resources (HR) projects from a New York City office or cheering up the elderly by volunteering with her therapy dog—Rose is all about making a difference.
Dancing into the Business World
Thursday Jul 28 2022
For human resource management (HRM) junior Josh Hinton, the BYU Marriott School of Business has influenced nearly every sphere of his life. From his work at a local dance studio to his friend circles, Hinton knows that joining the HRM program has been pivotal for him.
BYU Marriott Names Godfrey as New Chair of Management Department
Thursday Jul 14 2022
BYU Marriott School of Business dean Brigitte C. Madrian has announced Paul Godfrey as the next chair of the Department of Management. Godfrey took over for the previous department chair, Curtis LeBaron, on July 1, 2022.
Nikes and New Jobs
Thursday Jun 02 2022
Wearing Nike shoes, surrounded by BYU sports paraphernalia in his office without a textbook in sight, Bill Keenan works to put the job-seeking students he advises at ease. As a career advisor at the BYU Marriott Business Career Center, Keenan tailors his teaching and advising to help undergraduates find jobs after graduation.
A Committed Cougar
Wednesday May 25 2022
Some people might call 15 water bottles excessive, but for Trove Brand human resources manager Blake Marchant, it's just another aspect of his life where he's all in. From when he was participating in BYU clubs to now repping his Blender Bottles from work, the 2015 BYU Marriott School of Business alum has always been fully committed.
A Googler's Dream
Monday May 16 2022
Today's human resources (HR) representatives are a far cry from the paper-pushing Toby of the popular TV comedy series The Office, explains David Germann. A BYU Marriott School of Business alum, father, Googler, and all-around people person, Germann is one such example.
Long Days in the Tanner Building Lead to Big Win
Thursday May 12 2022
Spending a Saturday in the Tanner Building may not be everybody's preference, but for BYU Marriott School of Business students Claire Bird, Katie Bahr, Mara Hansen, and Kyle Campbell, their all-day brainstorming session in March was the first step toward winning the 2022 Utah Society of Human Resources (SHRM) Case Competition.
Nine Undergraduates Presented with 2022 Bateman Award
Tuesday Apr 19 2022
Nine students at the BYU Marriott School of Business were recently honored as 2022 Bateman Award recipients for their excellence both inside and outside the classroom. The annual award, named for Merrill J. Bateman, allows each undergraduate program at BYU Marriott to select a 2021–22 academic year senior for recognition.
Praising essential workers is not just a good thing, it’s critical, BYU study finds
Those who feel unappreciated engage in unhealthy recovery behaviors Tuesday Apr 12 2022
Remember when all those Twitter and Instagram posts thanking front-line workers blew up after the COVID-19 pandemic hit? Turns out those were a big deal to essential workers according to new research from BYU Marriott HRM professor Taeya Howell.
Dribbling Between the Court and Classroom
Friday Mar 04 2022
The combination of 15 hours of practice and two games a week, 18 team members, 13.5 credit hours, and numerous dance and basketball videos shared with her 29,000 followers on TikTok add up to the everyday life of Kaylee Smiler. As a member of the BYU women’s basketball team and a senior in the human resource management (HRM) program at the BYU Marriott School of Business, Smiler does it all without breaking a sweat.
Optimistic About the Future
Wednesday Feb 09 2022
Developing others and watching them grow is Joe Hardie's favorite aspect of human resources. His love for the field formed during his time in the human resource management program at the BYU Marriott School of Business and while he worked as a student on campus. Now, Hardie lives his passion every day as an HR leader for Walmart.
Four Top-Ranked Finishes for BYU Marriott at National HR Competition
Friday Nov 19 2021
Two student teams from the BYU Marriott School of Business traveled to Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, and walked away with four top-two finishes at the 2021 Purdue HR Case Competition this month. The annual competition tasks human resource students across the country with presenting an analysis of a prevalent HR issue.
Building Blocks for a Dream Career
Wednesday Nov 17 2021
When visitors enter a LEGO store, they are often treated to elaborate designs painstakingly put together to represent favorite characters, movies, games, architectural wonders, and more. When BYU Marriott senior Megan Atkisson visited a London LEGO store in 2018 on a study abroad trip, she instead focused on learning the blueprint for how to build her dream career in employee experience design.
Finding Greater Purpose in Teaching
Friday Nov 05 2021
Even masks brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic can't stop McKenzie Rees from memorizing the faces—at least the upper half—and names of all her students. The human resource management professor has built her career on connecting with people and their stories, a tradition she looks forward to continuing as a new professor at BYU Marriott.
Real-Life Practice in Human Resources
Friday Oct 01 2021
Seniors in the human resource management program at the BYU Marriott School of Business will gain valuable industry experience through a unique class this fall. HRM 421: HRM Implementation pairs students with companies and asks the students to help solve workplace problems. This hands-on approach to learning is designed to help seniors sharpen résumés and learn valuable skills.
BYU Marriott Welcomes New Faculty
Friday Sep 24 2021
The Brigham Young University Marriott School of Business welcomes nine new professors this fall.