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Matchmaking Strategies Enhance Hiring in Volatile Labor Markets

Leveraging “acqui-hiring,” boomerang hiring, poaching, “liftouts” and other practices benefit employers, according to new ILR research.
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Matchmaking Strategies Enhance Hiring in Volatile Labor Markets

Warm-Up Time Corrects Creativity Power Imbalance

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“Low-power” individuals can show more innovation when given the chance to “warm-up” to a creative task, according to research co-authored by an ILR faculty member who is an organizational behavior expert.
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Warm-Up Time Corrects Creativity Power Imbalance

Research: Unfair Labor Practices Delay First Union Contracts

Employer actions after workers unionize can often impede the first collective bargaining agreement, according to ILR School researchers.
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Research: Unfair Labor Practices Delay First Union Contracts

Remember Me? Gender, Race May Make You Forgettable

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Systemic biases in the way we remember people could influence social networks important to career advancement, new economics research finds.
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Remember Me? Gender, Race May Make You Forgettable

University Vaccine Mandates Saved Lives, Money

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Colleges and universities that imposed COVID-19 vaccine mandates for students in the fall 2021 semester averted 11% of cases and reduced deaths by 5% in the surrounding communities, according to new research.
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University Vaccine Mandates Saved Lives, Money

Dashboard Details Surge in NYS Eviction Filings

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As part of its on-going public impact mission and “data democratization” initiative, the Buffalo Co-Lab has launched the Cornell ILR Eviction Filings Dashboard for New York, a tool designed to help citizens, policymakers and nonprofits more easily visualize where eviction filings have occurred since 2018.
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Dashboard Details Surge in NYS Eviction Filings

One in Five in NYS Face Workplace Sexual Harassment

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More than a third of cisgender women and half of respondents who identify as transgender or other gender identities reported experiencing sexual harassment in the workplace, according to a new ILR School Worker Institute report.
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One in Five in NYS Face Workplace Sexual Harassment

Travel Worsens Poor Conditions For Rural Health Aides

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Rural health care workers face challenges tied primarily to travel, which exacerbates poor working conditions already prevalent in the home care industry, according to a new Cornell study.
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Travel Worsens Poor Conditions For Rural Health Aides

Strikes up 52% in 2022: Labor Action Tracker

The ILR School database that documents U.S. work stoppages informs journalists, policymakers, activists, scholars and the public about labor activism and unrest.
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Strikes up 52% in 2022: Labor Action Tracker

Gleeson Authors Book on Migrant Worker Rights

A new book from Professor Shannon Gleeson examines the shifting roles taken by governments and advocacy agencies in securing rights for migrant workers.
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Gleeson Authors Book on Migrant Worker Rights

Work From Home Success Linked to Work/Life Boundaries

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The benefits of working from home are greater for those who work solely during standard business hours, according to new ILR research.
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Work From Home Success Linked to Work/Life Boundaries

Fewer Than 40% of New Yorkers Earn a Living Wage

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The Cornell ILR Wage Atlas, a new tool out of the Buffalo Co-Lab, shows who in New York state earns living wages and where, helping policymakers and other stakeholders to understand patterns of inequality.
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Fewer Than 40% of New Yorkers Earn a Living Wage

Many Lessons, Difficult Path to Solutions

A new working paper by the Global Labor Institute delves into the lessons learned by the apparel industry during the COVID-19 pandemic and explores how to better handle future crises.
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Many Lessons, Difficult Path to Solutions

Co-Lab Builds on Research

The “Good Jobs for All?” summit focused on barriers faced by workers in Ithaca, where ILR faculty, students and community members have been investigating joblessness, wage inequality and related issues.
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Co-Lab Builds on Research

Global Apparel Supply Chain Factory Workers Walk When Wage Codes Are Violated

Research from Professor Sarosh Kuruvilla shows that factory workers in the global apparel supply chain are more likely to quit over low wages than other poor working conditions.
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Global Apparel Supply Chain Factory Workers Walk When Wage Codes Are Violated

Strikes, Protests Tracked by Kallas

The ILR Labor Action Tracker led by doctoral student Johnnie Kallas was launched May 1, 2021, and captures data from across the nation.
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Strikes, Protests Tracked by Kallas

Little Fish, Big Pond: The Pitfalls of Tracking

Sorting students into classes based on academic performance is common and often contentious, but new research from Assistant Professor Evan Riehl suggests that “students may benefit from tracking.”
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Little Fish, Big Pond: The Pitfalls of Tracking

Creating a Creativity Framework

A new paper by Assistant Professor Brian Lucas lays out a framework for how workers undertake the creative process.
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Creating a Creativity Framework

Fixed-Duration Strikes Can Revitalize Labor

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New ILR School research indicates that “fixed-duration” strikes can help unions counteract increasing employer power.
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Fixed-Duration Strikes Can Revitalize Labor

Living Wage Study Reveals Racial Disparities

Ian Greer, Ithaca Co-Lab director and other ILR researchers have found that living wage legislation would have a dramatic impact on the earnings of many Black workers in Tompkins County.
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Living Wage Study Reveals Racial Disparities

Why test prep for children focuses on math exams

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New research shows that the reason children show more progress on math exams than on English exams partially stems from incentives embedded in the way standardized tests are designed.
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Why test prep for children focuses on math exams

Bronfenbrenner Outlines Employer Anti-Union Efforts to Congress

New research advances the study of employer opposition in private and public sector organizing.
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Bronfenbrenner Outlines Employer Anti-Union Efforts to Congress

Manager Movement Impacts Subordinates’ Careers

Bonuses and other incentives decrease for employees left behind, but many seek out opportunities within their organizations, according to research co-authored by ILR Associate Professor JR Keller.
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Manager Movement Impacts Subordinates’ Careers

New York at Work 2022 Published

Research-based data and policy analysis on a range of issues impacting New York’s workers, unions and employers are the focus of the ILR School’s second annual Labor Day report.
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New York at Work 2022 Published

Cost of Living is Biggest Concern for NYS Residents

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The cost of living is the most important issue for residents of New York state, according to the Empire State Poll, conducted by the ILR School between June and August.
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Cost of Living is Biggest Concern for NYS Residents

Workers Can't Always Identify Sexual Harassment

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New research from the ILR School suggests people who work in industries with high levels of sexual harassment have a harder time identifying inappropriate behavior.
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Workers Can't Always Identify Sexual Harassment

Worker-Centered Policy Doesn’t Center on All Workers

Assistant Professor Desirée LeClercq argues for more worker voice in U.S. “worker-centered’ trade policies.
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Worker-Centered Policy Doesn’t Center on All Workers

Women Resent Compliments About Communality at Work

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Research from Assistant Professor Devon Proudfoot illustrates that women experience more anger than men when encountering gendered stereotypes - even when the stereotypes are positive.
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Women Resent Compliments About Communality at Work

Investors’ Impact on Health Care Investigated

The financial stability of providers and their ability to serve patients is being threatened by Wall Street, according to new research co-authored by ILR Professor Rose Batt.
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Investors’ Impact on Health Care Investigated

Fighting For Worker Rights Takes Psychological Toll

New ILR research shows that individual workers who file claims over workplace rights violations suffer emotionally.
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Fighting For Worker Rights Takes Psychological Toll

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