Charlie Trevor

Credentials: Ph.D. in Industrial and Labor Relations

Position title: Professor and Department Chair, Management & Human Resources
Wisconsin School of Business

About Charlie Trevor
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Charlie Trevor

Charlie O. Trevor is a professor and the Pyle – Bascom Professor in Business Leadership in the Department of Management and Human Resources at the Wisconsin School of Business. He currently serves as Department Chair.

His research focuses on employee turnover, particularly of the employees that companies can least afford to lose, layoff effects on human capital, and the determinants and consequences of employee compensation.

Charlie’s work has been published in the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Management, Research in Personnel and Human Resources Management, Competitiveness Review, and World at Work Journal.

His research on downsizing and turnover rates at 200 companies was awarded the 2009 Scholarly Achievement Award for the best article of the year from the Human Resources Division of the Academy of Management. In “Keeping Your Headcount When All About You Are Losing Theirs: Downsizing, Voluntary Turnover Rates, and the Moderating Role of HR Practices,” Trevor and his co-author, Anthony Nyberg (Ph.D. ’09), found that downsizing can set off an exodus among retained employees that in some cases is much greater than the reduction achieved through the layoffs.

Charlie teaches courses on negotiations, employee compensation, research methods, and HR systems.

He received his Ph.D. in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University.