A qualitative study conducted by alumna Ayesha Ejaz, MILR ’20, with employees and hiring managers which provides insight into challenges of virtual onboarding across industries during COVID-19, followed by some recommendations to make it a better experience for future employees.
Enhancing Workplace Communication during the Pandemic and Beyond
Establishing an empathetic attitude and prioritizing feedback will help foster honest conversations between employees and management, which will help mitigate the negative impacts of remote work on communication.
Thanks to the ILR International Travel Grant Program, I travelled to the San Quintín Valley in Baja California, Mexico this winter to learn from the workers, employers, state and community actors about employment relations in agribusiness.
For my honors thesis, I traveled to Dili, to understand how a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) project, intended to promote economic development in Timor-Leste by expanding the coffee industry has affected the lives of local coffee farmers.
This summer I traveled to Lima, Peru to do fieldwork for my research project and document how unions from the textile industry filed a complaint with the United States Office of Trade and Labor Affairs (OTLA), based on Article 17.5 of the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement (PTPA) during 2015.