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Human Resources Management

Building and Managing Employee Relations

This guide was created as an additional resource featuring links to appropriate Internet based resources specifically chosen by Catherwood Library staff to support the following eCornell courses:
"Building and Managing Employee Relations"
"Organizational Culture and Work/Life Balance"
"Communicating, Coaching, and Counseling for Improved Performance"

Corporate Culture

This article on Corporate Culture comes from the Auxillium West webside. Auxillium West was formed in 1996 by a group of HR professionals with broad and extensive Human Resources experience with a goal to support small to mid-sized companies in their desire to establish efficient and effective HR processes.

Human Resources Institute, Inc.
This site explains key concepts and tools that have been useful in bringing about lasting and positive culture change. In addition, there is a listing of a variety of surveys, training, videos, software, books and journal article reprints developed by the Human Resources Institute with the support of its clients and marketing partners that are available for purchase.

Organizational Change
The National Archives and Records Administration ALIC: Archives Library Information Center prepared this annotated bibliography on the topic of Organizational Culture.

The Work Ethic Site
This web site from the University of Georgia provides a central resource for materials related to work ethic, affective work competencies, and employability skills for work force development. It is designed to serve both educators and human resource professionals.

Families and Work Institute 
Families and Work Institute (FWI) is a non-profit center for research that provides data to inform decision-making on the changing workplace, changing family and changing community. Founded in 1989, FWI is known for ahead of the curve, non-partisan research into emerging work-life issues; for solutions-oriented studies addressing topics of vital importance to all sectors of society; and for fostering connections among workplaces, families, and communities.

The Alliance of Work/Life Professionals
The Alliance of WORK/LIFE Professionals is a membership organization with the mission of promoting work/family and personal life balance. Through sharing cutting-edge thinking, impactful initiatives, and helpful key resources, AWLP strives both to improve the professionalism of those working in the work/life arena, and to influence better integration of work and family life. The Alliance of WORK//LIFE Professionals was founded in 1996 .

Work and Family Connections
This website from Work and Family Connection, offers both free and subscription based services and information, including Tips of the Month, a clearinghouse of information, best practices and open forum.

Working Mom Mall
The Working Mom Mall website contains information on work/life issues such as dual career couples, child care, at home moms, single moms and a fathers' forum.

Coaching has long been used to increase individual human performance, whether in sports or business. Now, through the use of scalable Web technology, expands the application of coaching to support entire organizations of people. is an offshoot of The Ken Blanchard Companies.

Employee Development - Coaching 
This link leads to a downloadable PDF document on a description of concepts involved in employee coaching from

The Mentoring Group
THE MENTORING GROUP is a division of the not-for-profit corporation, the Coalition of Counseling Centers (CCC). THE MENTORING GROUP provides consulting/technical assistance, skill-based training, skill assessment, research/evaluation, and publications related to mentoring. Their website has tips for mentors and mentees, as well as an archive of articles on this topic.

Employee Communications

A Manager's Guide To Newsletters
Tips on creating newsletters that work for employee communications. Several downloadable PDF files with information and checklists to help with the creation of your own newsletter.

Association for Conflict Resolution
The Association for Conflict Resolution is a professional organization dedicated to enhancing the practice and public understanding of conflict resolution. This site features a learning center and information about conferences in this subject area.

Cornell- Institute on Conflict Resolution
The Institute on Conflict Resolution advances the knowledge and understanding of conflict resolution through research, education, and curriculum development and through the collection and dissemination of information.

Journal of Employee Communication Management
The Journal of Employee Communication Management (Ragan, Inc) offers readers in-depth lessons about how to meet their corporation's communication needs from the practitioner point of view. Topics covered include how to drive change to increase retention, developing measurement tools and addressing issues such as mergers, downsizing and branding. Browse a sample issue at their web site.

Useful Resource Links

Catherwood LibraryThe Catherwood Library is the most comprehensive resource of its type in North America. Its collection of 200,000 books, journals, pamphlets and related materials — now complemented by extensive access to electronic resources from around the world — supports education and research in nearly every aspect of the workplace. The Library also houses the Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives. Founded in 1949, the center is the most venerable archives of its kind in an academic institution.

Human Resource Executive Online/ 
Web site from Cornell University and Human Resource Executive magazine. This index to other Internet resources is divided by subject area and is also searchable by keyword. Workindex is designed to provide a gateway to the best workplace-oriented web sites on the Internet. Broad range of subjects covered. Provides links to'What's New' and lists the 'Editor's Choice' for best sites.