Human Resources

Next Event:  TBA 04/03/2017  1:00 pm EDT 05/03/2017  1:00 pm EDT 05/25/2017  1:00 pm EDT

The Human Resources Channel features Cornell University faculty who bring deep experience and a finger on the pulse of emerging best practices in human resource leadership: HR technology and automation, big data and HR analytics, performance metrics, conflict resolution, talent and performance management, diversity and inclusion, cross-team collaboration, and fresh methods to harness employee engagement.

In these one-hour interactive sessions you’ll learn how to:

  • Hire, retain and engage your workforce.
  • Manage talent and develop employees to their true potential.
  • Cultivate a culture of coaching, support and collaboration.
  • Deliver meaningful performance feedback.
  • Identify bias and stereotypes and put forth diversity and inclusion policies.
  • Align employee performance with organizational goals.

Webinar Information

The Human Resources WebSeries offers monthly webinars with esteemed Cornell University faculty. New webinars are being scheduled often in order to bring you the latest in industry news, trends, and best practices.

Over 650,000 people are released from U.S. prisons each year. Two-thirds of them are likely to be rearrested, in large part because reentry into the job market is especially challenging.

Those who are formerly incarcerated often lack the job skills required for gainful employment. And employers are asked to hire them without evidence that it’d be beneficial to their business.

Join Esta Bigler from the ILR School at Cornell University to discuss the challenging issue of jobs after jail and how human resources professionals can help navigate and foster successful reentry into the job market for formerly incarcerated persons.

New research suggests that cultivating leadership from within an organization leads to greater success for the company and the individual who’s been promoted. Professor Elias will answer your questions and offer practical information on how you can unlock the hidden potential of your internal workforce for successful leadership.

Allison Louise Elias holds a Ph.D. in History from the University of Virginia. She is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Labor Relations, Law, and History at the Cornell ILR School where she teaches ILRLR 1100: Introduction to U.S. Labor History, ILRLR 2070: Writing Seminar in History: The American Dream in the 20th-Century United States, and ILRLR 3040: Special Topics in History: Women, Gender, and Capitalism. Prior to her appointment at ILR, she held teaching or research positions at the University of Virginia in the Department of History, the Studies in Women and Gender Program, and at the Darden School of Business.

Her research interests are gender and work, women’s leadership development, and ideas of success in American society. She is writing a book about the contested meanings of workplace feminism in U.S. corporations from the 1960s-1990s. Her book analyzes competing strains of women’s activism as well as changing state and corporate policies that provided some but not all women with upward mobility into leadership positions.

In recent years, training and development in organizations has undergone a remarkable transformation. The development of talent is increasingly viewed as a top priority and a key source of competitive advantage. In addition, technological advances now allow learning to occur on-demand and virtually anywhere and at anytime.

Although these and other changes have created exciting new opportunities, they have also led to emerging challenges and questions. In this session, we will use recent advances in training research to examine a number of these questions surrounding the design, delivery, and evaluation of organizational training programs.

Your Human Resources subscription will include access to these recordings of past webinars.

In this interactive session, you’ll learn how to bring about trust in collaborative, cross-boundary relationships at your organization. In today’s global workplace, high-functioning work relationships are the key to promotions, project success and firm profitability. Attendees will gain a broader and more nuanced understanding of how to build and maintain trust within your firm and across organizational boundaries.

  • How to build collaborative work relationships with diverse and virtual colleagues
  • How to understand and avoid threats to collaboration
  • How to maintain trust while making tough decisions
  • How to effectively give negative feedback

Professor Williams teaches courses on negotiation, organizational behavior and women in leadership at the graduate and undergraduate levels at Cornell University. She has led numerous executive workshops on high performance work relationships with an emphasis on communication, trust, and conflict.

What does it mean to “balance” work and life? Though we often hear this term used in relation to the management of work and non-work responsibilities, it is also a source of consternation for many employees. Is it achievable?

Should we change the way we think about work and life to better reflect the realities of today’s employees?

We’ll discuss the metaphor of “balance” and what we know about what works and what doesn’t in organizations to manage work, family and life.

Participants can expect to learn about the following:

  • Different ways of thinking about the management of work and family
  • Individual strategies for managing growing work and family responsibilities
  • Organizational approaches to managing work-life and how these affect the employee experience

People with disabilities are 15% of the world’s population (one billion people), and yet are significantly unemployed and underemployed compared to their nondisabled peers globally. In addition, with an aging workforce and veterans returning from conflict, business organizations need to be prepared to effectively accommodate workers with disabilities who want to contribute to society and be productively employed.

In this interactive event, you will learn how to:
Structure a disability-inclusive hiring process.
Promote equitable opportunities for career advancement and retention for employees with disabilities.
Create a successful accommodation process that maximizes productivity for all employees.
Take initial steps to design a broad-based disability inclusion strategy that is tailored to the needs of your own organization.

The Human Resources WebSeries features the following esteemed Cornell University faculty.

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