The Cornell Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies (CAHRS) is an international center devoted to advancing the HR function and providing corporate partners with critical tools for building and leading high-performing human resource organizations. CAHRS’ mission is to bring together partners and the Cornell ILR School’s world-renowned HR Studies faculty to investigate, translate and apply the latest HR research into practice excellence.

CAHRS events and information provide partners four key ways to help advance their HR function: 1) Access to thought-leadership, best practices and new research, 2) opportunities to build global networks for enhanced sharing and learning from other leading companies, 3) access to new talent and opportunities to shape development of HR students in the Cornell ILR School, which is consistently ranked as the top source of international human resource talent in the world, and 4) expert educational programs for developing HR talent.

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  • HR Career Development in the Face of HR Transformation 

    Serbin, Jeff; Williams, Sabrina (2019-12)
    [Excerpt] As HR transformation continues, many of the foundational experiences in a traditional HR career path are either no longer needed or look very different today. Transformation often takes the form of advancements ...
  • The Future of Work 

    Le, Brianna; Mourikes, Dimitra; Roy, Sudip (2020-06)
    A host of technological, sociodemographic, and economic shifts are shaping the future of work. For example, technological advancement presents crucial implications for work and workers, and sociodemographic and economic ...
  • Promoting Mental Health and Well-Being at Work: The Role of the Manager 

    Jordan, Tiffany; Mladenovic, Nate (2021-01)
    [Excerpt] Burnout can become that much more common when collective stress affects all employees. And the benefits of community may be all the more fleeting when employees are working from home indefinitely. This unprecedented ...
  • Future of Remote Work in the Time of COVID-19 

    Jung, Hae-Song; Silva, Ralf (2021-01)
    This research paper has a particular focus on illuminating how companies shifted their remote-work related attitudes and strategies as a result of their learnings from the pandemic. We have gathered these insights to help ...
  • The Role of Corporate HR Funcitons in MNCs: The Interplay Between Corporate, Regional/National and Plant Level 

    Farndale, Elaine; Paauwe, Jaap (2005-03-01)
    The HR literature has been abundant in providing typologies of the roles of HR professionals in their organisation. These typologies are largely related to the changing nature of HRM over time, and the context in which ...
  • HRM and Performance: What’s Next? 

    Paauwe, Jaap; Boselie, Jean Paul (2005-07-22)
    The last decade of empirical research on the added value of human resource management (HRM), also known as the HRM and Performance debate, demonstrates evidence that ‘HRM does matter’ (Huselid, 1995; Guest, Michie, Conway ...
  • Human Resource Function Competencies in European Companies 

    Boselie, Jean Paul; Paauwe, Jaap (2005-01-01)
    This paper presents an overview of recent empirical research on human resource competencies in Europe. The data were collected in 2002 in the global Human Resource Competence Study, an initiative of the University of ...
  • Measurement Error in Research on Human Resources and Firm Performance: Additional Data and Suggestions for Future Research 

    Wright, Patrick M.; Gardner, Timothy M.; Moynihan, Lisa M.; Park, Hyeon Jeong; Gerhart, Barry A.; Delery, John (2000-11-01)
    Gerhart and colleagues and Huselid and Becker recently debated the presence and implications of measurement error in measures of human resource practices. This paper presents data from three more studies, one of large ...
  • Recognizing Risk in Human Capital Investments: A Real Options Approach to Strategic Human Resource Management 

    Bhattacharya, Mousumi; Wright, Patrick M. (2000-11-01)
    An issue that has not yet been explored in the field of strategic human resource management (SHRM) is that of managing the ‘risks’ involved in human capital management of the firm. We address this issue using the real ...
  • NET WORKING: Work Patterns and Workforce Policies for the New Media Industry 

    Batt, Rosemary; Christopherson, Susan; Rightor, Ned; Van Jaarsveld, Danielle (2000-11-01)
    This report, based on a study of a group of highly accomplished professionals in New York City, is one of the first to take up labor market issues in the new media industry. It describes the challenges faced by professionals ...

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