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New Conversations Project Releases Social Dialogue Report
A year-long mapping exercise, utilizing COVID-19 as a “stress test,” has resulted in 10 country-specific reports on the state of worker organizing, bargaining and social dialogue in garment-producing nations.
Sweet Rewards Valued More
New research from Professor Michele Belot finds that children enjoy sweet foods more after receiving them as a reward.
ILR Review Special Issue Set for May
The May issue of the ILR School’s peer-reviewed journal explores new theories that help us understand economic and social changes that affect employment relations.
Technology Is Displacing Workers, But Not The Way You Think
New research co-authored by Associate Professor Adam Seth Litwin and Sherry M. Tanious ’17 suggests that companies focused on quality, not price, are more likely to use technology to empower workers rather than to replace them with temps.
Higher-Income Individuals Take More COVID-19 Safety Precautions
New research co-authored by ILR Professor Michèle Belot focuses on the role socioeconomics played in individuals’ health-related decisions during the early months of the pandemic.
Want to Hire More Women? Expand Your Short List.
New research co-authored by Assistant Professor Brian Lucas found that when considering candidates for a position in a male-dominated field, people consistently included more women on longer “short lists.”
The Pros and Cons of Working with a Star
New research from ILR Associate Professor Rebecca Kehoe lays out the risks and rewards of collaborating with a star at work – which span beyond learning and task performance.
The Impact of the White Gaze at Work
ILR Assistant Professor Courtney McCluney co-authored new research exploring the ways in which white gaze permeates organizations and is experienced by Black women in the workplace.
The Downside of a Startup
New research co-authored by Professor M. Diane Burton shows that working for a startup can have long term negative financial implications.
Study Tests Why Internal Hires Outperform External Hires
High-performing internal hires are likely to stay with the organization while high-performing external hires leave more often, according to research by ILR Assistant Professor Ben A. Rissing and Alan Benson ’07.
Book Brief: “Tasting Qualities”: What Tea Tells Us
Associate Professor Sarah Besky’s newest book examines the work that goes into making a maintaining the “goodness” in a good cup of tea.
Entitled People Less Likely to Follow COVID Guidelines
New research by ILR Associate Professor Emily Zitek suggests that entitled people’s refusal to follow health guidelines is causing them to be at risk of contracting COVID-19.
COVID-19 Tracking Tool Offered to Public
Demographics, poverty rates and other variables within the boundaries of each NYS school district are offered alongside COVID-19 data.
The Benefits of Hiring “Boomerangs”
New research co-authored by ILR Assistant Professor JR Keller and Associate Professor Rebecca Kehoe indicates “boomerang” hires receive stronger performance evaluations than other new hires.
ILR Research: Entitled People React With Anger to Bad Luck
New research by ILR Associate Professor Emily Zitek indicates that people with a higher sense of entitlement get angrier than others after experiencing bad luck.
Kircher Paper Offers Options for Slowing COVID-19
ILR economist investigates links between COVID-19 testing, behaviors and age groups.
Creativity Cliff Illusion: ILR Research
New research by ILR Assistant Professor Brian Lucas indicates that there is a disconnect between people’s beliefs and the reality of how their creativity emerges over the course of a project.
Group Ties Can Lead to Discriminatory Behavior
New research by ILR Professor Seth Sanders indicates that people who join groups are predisposed to social biases.
Proudfoot and Fath Study How Behavioral Cues Influence Perceived Creativity
New ILR research shows that workers who signal their independence from other people, rather than how socially connected they are, are judged to have more creative potential.
Health Care Research Led by Litwin
Technological changes driven by COVID-19 could worsen conditions for health care workers, but a work-centered approach could improve pay and job quality, says Associate Professor Adam Seth Litwin.
Litwin Awarded Fulbright
ILR associate professor will travel to Australia to study how new technologies will transform the workplace and affect workers.
An Educational Evolution
After beginning her studies at CALS, Associate Professor Rebecca Kehoe has found a home at ILR.
Power, Inequality, and Immigrant Worker Rights
Gleeson seeks to understand how immigration policies and worker protections came to be, and the factors that ensure that they are implemented or disregarded.
West Virginians Show Cornellians a New World
Lee Adler flipped traditional teaching when he created a course that began with a week-long immersion in coalfield communities.
Batt Uncovers a Culprit
Soaring costs for emergency room visits can often be traced to private equity firms, professor says.
Research Tackles Health and Sustainability Questions
Associate Professor Marya Besharov is applying her expertise in organizational change and leadership to the hubs that put locally sourced foods on dinner tables.
LERA Ranks ILR Review Top Employment Journal
Journal tackles real-world problems with broad interdisciplinary approach to become industry leader.
Research Aimed at Improving Health Care
Research by an ILR graduate student shows how trade unions can improve medical and social services. An agency in New York City has incorporated some of his findings to help improve health care delivery.
Blau Receives Award
The American Economic Association has recognized the achievements of Professor Francine Blau.
Lifetime Cost of Assault
Research by faculty member Liz Karns tracks the lifetime financial losses of sexual assault victims.