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Every ILRie Has a Story

"If you're thinking about having an impact on workers, you won't find a better program,” says Irfan Surya Asgani, M.S. ’24.

 

 

Annika Bruno, MILR’24; Della Walters, MILR’24; Irfan Asgani, MS ILR’24; and Nelson Dragsbaek, MS ILR’24
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Mismanaging Hybrid Teams: Top Five Opportunities for Improvement

The shift toward hybrid work exploded during the COVID-19 pandemic and has since become a staple in all types of organizations. Although hybrid teams can offer a number of benefits, leaders often find that the practices they have come to depend on for managing in-person teams do not translate well to the hybrid context. And with hybrid team management being the responsibility of both leaders and team members alike, where can you look for opportunities for improvement? Join Brad Bell, Professor and Director of the Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies at Cornell’s ILR School, as he reviews the top five ways that hybrid teams are mismanaged. He will present strategies and guidelines for creating a high-functioning work mode for all team members. WHAT YOU'LL LEARN How leading hybrid teams is similar to but also different from leading traditional, in-person teamsHow to establish a hybrid team identity and facilitate shared understandingStrategies for supporting the social climate of your hybrid teamHow to encourage team members to participate in the leadership processHow to improve virtual interactions through an agile technology infrastructure SPEAKER Brad Bell PROFESSOR Cornell ILR School

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Pathways for Hiring People with Disabilities into Clean Energy Jobs

EARN Webinar Promotions - The Administration’s policy to create well-paying union jobs and economic growth through the deployment of innovative technologies and infrastructure has resulted in a clean energy boom. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, there are millions of clean energy jobs in the United States. Clean energy jobs are growing faster than overall job growth, and people with disabilities are a vital talent pool to fuel this growth. The Climate Jobs Institute (CJI) at Cornell University’s ILR School is guiding the nation’s transition to a strong, equitable, and resilient clean energy economy by pursuing three aims: tackling the climate crisis; creating high-quality jobs; and building a diverse, inclusive workforce. The Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN) will host representatives from CJI to discuss their work on equitable access to clean energy jobs, focused on inclusive pre-apprenticeships. A robust discussion will follow the presentation. The panel, including professionals from the clean energy industry in Texas, will discuss the success of Deaf hiring initiatives in solar energy production. In this webinar, you will learn more about: Including people with disabilities in the climate jobs industry.Developing clean energy pre-apprenticeship and registered apprenticeship programs.Implementing strategies to ensure equitable access to career readiness programs and skills training.Creating partnerships to increase disability inclusion in clean energy and aligned industries.The presenters and panelists include: Melissa Shetler, Senior Training and Education Associate, Climate Jobs InstituteZach Cunningham, Training and Education Associate, Climate Jobs InstituteJason Shaw, Deaf Master Electrician and Solar PV Professional, ENGIE North AmericaTutu Adeniran, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Director, ENGIE North AmericaDerik Kendrik, Project Manager, Owner, Axium SolarA 30-minute question-and-answer session with the presenters and panelists will follow the discussion. American Sign Language (ASL) and real-time captioning will be provided. Please request additional accommodations needed via the registration form below.

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Worker Protections at Risk: The Supreme Court Abandons Chevron Deference

The Supreme Court just decided on two blockbuster cases that challenged the regulatory authority of federal government agencies. The court broke from previous jurisprudence set 40 years ago, called the Chevron deference, by the federal courts to agency expertise. This decision will have ripple effects across all aspects of federal law enforcement, including those that protect workers. We will explore possible impacts on labor and employment law at both the federal and state levels. Please join us as we explore the potential impact on worker rights.
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Worker Protections at Risk: The Supreme Court Abandons Chevron Deference

Future of Work Fellowships

The ILR Future of Work fellowship program supports postdoctoral researchers and doctoral students who work with our world-leading faculty on innovative and impactful research projects.

This fellowship program is designed to promote the benefits of strong collaboration between newer researchers and resident faculty members in studying impactful topics related to the future of work. Fellows and their faculty sponsors alike are enabled to address challenging research questions and break out of any stereotypes or default thinking around the future of work.

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“My time at the ILR School helped me understand both labor and management perspectives, which has proven to be a solid foundation for my career.”
Rob Manfred, Commissioner of Major League Baseball

Kahn’s Curiosity about Workers Led to Career

Faculty Spotlight

U.S. gender pay gap changes and sports economics issues are leading research areas for Professor Lawrence Kahn, retiring after 30 years at ILR.

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The Martin P. Catherwood Library is the most comprehensive resource on labor and employment in North America, offering expert research support through reference services, instruction, online guides and access to premier collections.

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More Complaints, Worse Performance When AI Monitors Work

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Organizations using AI to monitor employees’ behavior and productivity can expect them to complain more, be less productive and want to quit more – unless the technology can be framed as supporting their development, ILR research finds.
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More Complaints, Worse Performance When AI Monitors Work

WIDE Student Fellows Expand Their Understanding of DEI

Workplace Inclusion and Diversity Education fellows learn about the theory of diversity, equity and inclusion in classes, then practice it in internships.
Shruthisri “Sri” Ravisankar ’25, Stephen Kim, and Samira Islam
WIDE Student Fellows Expand Their Understanding of DEI

ILR’s Early International Path Chronicled

John Windmuller created ILR’s first international and comparative relations course in 1951 and taught it for 36 years, inspiring generations of students to think globally.
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ILR’s Early International Path Chronicled

ILR Announces Six New Faculty

The ILR School will welcome six new faculty members who begin July 1.
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ILR Announces Six New Faculty

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Meet Davyn, one of our NYC High Road Fellows! This summer, Davyn is interning at Adaptive Design Association. #CornellILR #ILRSchool #Cornell

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This ILRie changed U.S. history 80 years ago by leading the charge on labor and social policies that endure today. Items from across Frances Perkins’ career, including eight years of teaching at ILR, have been curated by the @kheelcenter for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives in Catherwood…

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Meet Riley, one of our NYC High Road Fellows! This summer, Riley is interning at the Café Joyeux. #CornellILR #ILRSchool #Cornell

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Meet Fiona, one of our NYC Summer High Road Fellows! Fiona is interning at Manhattan Community Board 10. Hear more about her experience! #CornellILR #ILRSchool #cornell

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Congratulations to Annika Ajay ’24! His work with the Community Partnership Funding Board has helped the Einhorn Center build a culture of community engagement at Cornell. “Serving CPFB’s mission of supporting grassroots initiatives that connect students and the community has defined my…

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Thirty-four family members, ages one to 86, traveled from New Jersey, Alabama, California, and Washington, D.C., Washington to see Thomas T. Jones receive his MILR degree in May. Jones served two prison terms before earning associate and bachelor degrees, and then enrolling in the Master in…

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