The CAHRS White Paper Series is a direct result of the interaction between ILR’s world-class faculty members and students who comprise Cornell’s acclaimed undergraduate and graduate programs and is funded by CAHRS with support from its corporate partners. This series highlights results of the latest research to partner firms and the public at no charge.

Recent Submissions

  • 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 ...
  • CAHRS Partners' Implementation of Artificial Intelligence 

    Lee, Hannah; Lee, Soyeon; Tarpey, Michaela (2018-06-01)
    [Excerpt] The ideas and uses for Artificial Intelligence (AI) are abundant, and each business is seemingly ripe for disruption, including HR. As the hype surrounding AI continues to be championed by popular press, we began ...
  • Social Movements and HR: The Impact of #MeToo 

    Boyle, David; Cucchiara, Amanda (2018-12-01)
    [Excerpt] Considering the increased societal attention given to sexual harassment and assault, and the wide range of reactions to #MeToo, we wanted to know how companies are reacting, whether they are changing their policies ...
  • Virtual Teams: Work/Life Challenges - Keeping Remote Employees Engaged 

    Sundin, Kirsten (2010-01-01)
    Remotely located employees are quickly becoming a norm in the modern workplace in response to evidence that telecommuters save on costs and produce more efficiently. There are many intangible benefits also felt with the ...
  • Virtual Leadership: Required Competencies for Effective Leaders 

    Johnson, Kurt (2010-01-01)
    There are countless books, articles, and resources available which attempt to identify the competencies and qualities of effective leaders. Traditionally, leaders have been at the center of a community, be it work, church, ...
  • Challenges and Interventions in Monitoring and Evaluating Virtual Team Performance 

    Fitzpatrick, Rex (2010-01-01)
    With the increasingly global nature of our economy, heightened complexity of jobs, emphasis on enterprise agility, and an increase of American telecommuters (approximately 17.2 million in 2008 compared to 12.4 million in ...
  • The HR Function in 2021: Models & Competencies 

    Kelly, Chris; Rapp, Katie (2017-10-01)
    [Excerpt] The findings of this research project are based on interviews with 57 Human Resources (HR) leaders across 44 national and international companies within 10 industries ranging from manufacturing to financial ...

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