Human Resources

Next Event:  TBA 09/18/2017  12:00 pm EDT 09/14/2017  1:00 pm EDT 09/05/2017  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.

Workers in our growing gig economy are stuck in a regulatory grey area where they fit neither the standard legal definition of employee nor that of independent contractor.

There recent interest in differentiating a new, third category of employment: the independent worker. The idea, according to a 2015 discussion paper by The Hamilton Project, is to create an independent worker status that’s neutral compared to employee status—offering gig workers many of the same protections and benefits, while allowing intermediaries to pool workers to lower the costs of purchasing or providing insurance or other benefits without risking the relationship turning into that of employer/employee.

Join eCornell on September 18 12PM EST for a live online roundtable discussion on the future of the independent worker with Seth Harris, former Deputy Secretary for the U.S. Department of Labor alongside faculty colleagues from Cornell’s ILR School, professors Susanne Bruyère and Stephanie Thomas.

Let’s work together to help define the brave new world of independent work.

Servant Leadership is fast-becoming a prominent leadership style, and for good reason: It tends to increase trust and collaboration among team members, helps to build coalitions and community, and promotes ethical business practices.

While many leaders use the power of their position to direct and control employees, the Servant Leader listens; her focus is on understanding employees to develop and support them. Servant leaders flip the traditional relationship between the employee and the leader, fostering a strong service culture by empowering and involving workers.

Join this live interactive discussion, where we’ll discuss how servant leadership can transform your organization to one that is service-centered and culturally inclusive. This event is ideal for both the aspiring and experienced leader.

In our daily lives, we’ve become used to shaping our own experiences using technology (apps), new business models (Uber) and through feedback (Yelp). Just as consumers have more opportunities than ever before to shape and influence their experiences and interactions with the products and services they buy, employees increasingly expect this same type of experience in the workplace.

In this webcast, Chris Collins, Director of Cornell’s Center for Advanced Human Resources Studies (CAHRS) will discuss how these forces are impacting employees’ expectations and how companies are starting to rethink how to engage core employee populations through the use of technology, increased employee involvement through the use of design thinking, and reshaping the employee experience through new workplace designs. Professor Collins will also talk about the implications of these new activities for the HR function and HR leaders.

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

The movement of women into the labor force has been referred to by some as the greatest social transformation of our time. In November 2010, approximately 47% of the labor force was female. More opportunities for women exist now than ever before, and the presence of women in a wide range of workplaces is common. Yet one issue that’s still being discussed is the gender pay gap.

The most commonly cited statistic in the current gender pay gap discussion is the “77 Cents” statistic: women earn 77 cents for every $1 earned by their male counterparts. The “77 Cents” statistic has been used as supporting evidence in discussions ranging from abstract theoretical musings on the role of women in society to concrete policy proposals such as The Paycheck Fairness Act.

In this interactive discussion, Stephanie Thomas, Lecturer, ILR School, Cornell University, leads us through a data-driven examination of the gender pay gap so that we get a better grip on the reality, and then we’ll look at what impact this should have on workforce and personnel decisions for HR professionals and aspiring women leaders alike.

Attendees will learn to:

  • Articulate the impact of occupation, industry, experience, race, union status and education on the “raw” wage gap
  • Differentiate between pay disclosure and pay process transparency
  • Compare and contrast the advantages and disadvantages of pay transparency
  • Discuss the ways in which pay process transparency can lead to competitive advantage

You negotiate everyday—from difficult discussions with bosses, clients, and subordinates to disagreements over project goals to lucrative raises and promotions. How can you walk away from these interactions with what you want while at the same time leaving important relationships intact?

Join the discussion with Cornell’s Michele Williams and take away groundbreaking, research-based tools that will help you address the real-life negotiation challenges that we all face working in a diverse, global workplace.

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.

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

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