JC Tretter ’13 talks in an interview about broken bones, ruffling feathers, a bum knee, almost quitting football, constant eating, the fun of pro football, what’s next (not lawyering, fyi) and Cornell places he loves.
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Neil Cholli, Klarman Fellow Does "Welfare-to-Work" Work? Evaluating Long-Run Effects across a Generation of Cohorts Abstract: Welfare-to-work reforms remain a popular yet controversial policy around the world. This paper evaluates reforms that introduced public work requirements in Denmark's social assistance program by estimating their long-run effects on a comprehensive set of outcomes across a generation of birth cohorts. Effects are highly heterogeneous across cohorts based on the time the reforms were introduced in the life cycle. Individuals facing the reforms as adults incur null or modest negative effects on income and substitute toward crime and alternative welfare programs. Meanwhile, children exposed to the reforms before they were eligible for social assistance experience significant gains in schooling and income. This heterogeneity is consistent with a model where younger cohorts invest in their human capital in anticipation of future work requirements while older cohorts adjust along alternative margins with high social costs. Evidence suggests that heterogeneity across cohorts can persist for decades over the life cycle and spill over to their own children. Cost-benefit analyses reveal that welfare-to-work is cost-effective in the long run, but this may be driven by anticipatory behavioral responses of younger cohorts aging into the population. This sheds light on the interpretation of aggregate effects of welfare-to-work over time and alternative, more efficient policy designs.
eCornell Keynote— Interviews can be tense and uncomfortable, no matter which side you’re on — sometimes for both the interviewer and the interviewee. Few of us have had anything resembling formal training on conducting interviews. Every organization needs good interviewers. If you’ve done it right, your candidate decision becomes easier and you’re more likely to have chosen the right person for the job. Your top choice will be excited to join your team — even runners-up will feel like they participated in something worthwhile. Conducting a thoughtful and truly effective job interview is no simple task. It’s highly nuanced and takes skill — but with a few pointers, you can become better in a short time. In this brisk and focused discussion, JR Keller from Cornell’s ILR School will review five specific actions you can take to make better interviews a reality for any job for which you are hiring. WHAT YOU'LL LEARN How to reduce candidate anxietyHow to make candidates feel like you value their timeWhat makes a good interview question as well as which ones to avoidHow to ensure consistency in your approachWhat a proper evaluation plan looks likeSPEAKER JR Keller ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF HUMAN RESOURCE STUDIES Cornell ILR School
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.
The number of striking workers in the United States, particularly in private-sector industries, more than doubled from 2022 to 2023, according to a report published Feb. 15 by the ILR School.
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