The following reports were prepared by students of ILRHR 6640: HR Online Research and Reporting Methods for Executive Decision-Making in cooperation with HR executives at Cornell’s Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies-sponsoring companies. CAHRS sponsors submitted questions about current HR issues that they were facing and the students then did comprehensive research on the topic in question using a large number of free and library-purchased resources otherwise not available to the general public. The students then prepared an executive summary of no more than two pages that addressed the specific needs of the company in question. These reports were then shared with the HR executives that had requested the research in order for the companies to benefit from the findings that the students had compiled.

The executive summaries shared below are the same as the ones submitted back to the CAHRS sponsors, except any reference to the company requesting the research has been redacted.

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Manuscripts from 2019

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What Are the Academic Findings About the Impact of Coaching on Individual and Organizational Performance?, Yiyang Fang and Clara Zinman

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What Is The Competency Model For HR Professionals To Prepare Them to Accept Digital Change in the HR Function?, Becky Hill

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How Do Companies Integrate and Adapt to the HR Business Partner Organizational Model?, Thomas Antony and Alysse Merila

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How do Organizations Develop Global Talent Strategies While Accounting for Regional Differences?, Thomas Antony and Amanda Weisner

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What is Meaningful to Students When Considering a Company - Are There Preferences Based on Ethnicity and Gender?, Katrina Ferreira and Rachana Rao

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What is the Value and Impact of Coaching at all Levels in the Organization?, Asia Lu and Becky Hill

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What Are The Best Practices for Recruiting and Retaining Skilled Production Workers?, Asia Lu and Ryan Woo

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What Future Emerging Outsourcing Countries Should Companies Evaluate for Expansion?, Alice Ying Nga Luo and Yiyang Fang

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What's Happening with Potential Ratings?, Alice Ying Nga Luo and Nicholas Saleh

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How Does a Company Best Engage and Attract Recent Graduates Leveraging Their Employee Value Proposition (EVP) and Employer Brand?, Joe McCabe and Marinda O'Bryant

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How Can Organizations Promote Inclusion to Ensure That High Potential Diverse Talent Brings Engagement to Work?, Joe McCabe and Sudip Roy

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How to Best Engage and Excite All Employees about HR System and Process Changes?, Alysse Merila and Ebun Sotubo

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How Does HR Need to Change its Operating Model to Align More to Changing Times?, Nina Narayanan and Katrina Ferreira

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What Will Be the Future Diversity and Inclusion Trends with Regards to Gender?, Marinda O'Bryant and Amanda Weisner

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How is HR Evolving in Developing the Workforce to Deliver Value-Driven Outcomes?, Rachana Rao and Trent He

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What Are the Critical Challenges in Increasing Diversity at the Senior Leadership Levels in Organizations?, Nicholas Saleh and Clara Zinman

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How Can Organizations Integrate and Connect Learning with Work?, Ebun Sotubo

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What Best Practices are Emerging to Understand and Measure Skills in the Talent Pool?, Jenny Stauffer

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How do Global Organizations Build Employee Advocates Who Champion Their Brand, Jenny Stauffer and Nina Narayanan

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What Would be Some Ways to Promote a Learning Culture and Drive Employee Engagement in Continuous Learning?, Katie Wartman and Trent He

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What Will Recruitment Look Like in Five Years and What Will Be Different From Today?, Ryan Woo and Sudip Roy

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How is Talent Acquisition Organized at Other Global Companies?, Clara Zinman and Katie Wartman

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What are Some Industry Best Practices, Potential Risks, and Benchmark Data to Help Support Change Management During Large Mergers and Acquisitions (M&As) Within the Pharmaceutical Industry?, Thomas Antony and Katrina Ferreira

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What are Best Practices to Measure Employee Performance to Support Hiring Promotion With No Ratings?, Yiyang Fang and Amanda Weisner

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How Are Companies Addressing Demand for Technical Talent in North America?, Asia Lu and Ebun Sotubo

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How Can Organizations Instill a Continuous Learning Culture to Drive Innovation and Growth?, Alice Ying Nga Luo and Trent Chunen He

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How do Global Organizations Create a Culture of Learning for the Future?, Joe McCabe and Nina Narayanan

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What Should be in Place to Assess the Effectiveness or Return on Investment of a Company's Leadership Development Programs?, Alysse Merila and Ryan Woo

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How is the Role of AI in Talent Acquisition Evolving?, Rachana Rao and Becky Hill

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When is Psychometric Assessment a Reliable Tool for Candidate Selection?, Nicholas Saleh and Sudip Roy

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What Are the Demonstrated Impacts of Mindfulness/Meditation/Energy Management’ on Individual and Organizational Performance?, Jenny Stauffer and Marinda O'Bryant

Manuscripts from 2018

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What Does a Successful Leader Look Like in the Future of Work?, Lydia Varón and Renu Deshmukh

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What are the Best Practices to Conduct Sales Training?, Yiyi Chen and Jenny Song

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What are the Benefits and Challenges of Hiring Disabled Individuals?, Renu Deshmukh and Jenny Song

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What are Some Effective and Innovative Approaches to Succession Planning?, Mikaila McAndrew and Yiyi Chen

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What are the Predictors of a Successful People Manager?, Anthony Berardocco and Amanda Cucchiara

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What are Emerging and Proven Techniques to Ensure Orientation to a Company from a Cultural and Tactical Perspective?, Anthony Berardocco and Ivar Ogden

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What are the Best Practices to Follow in Order to Establish and Spread Culture for a Newly Formed Company Post-Merger?, TJ Clement and Lydia Varón

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How is Human Capital Management Defined and Managed in Large Companies?, Amanda Cucchiara and Bo Su

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What are Large Companies Really Doing About Pay Equity, If Anything?, Eunice Eunju Joh and TJ Clement

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How We Can Apply AI, and Deep Learning to our HR Functional Transformation and Core Talent Processes?, Eunice Eunju Joh and William Blake White

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What are Some Best Practices for Managing Long-Term Incentive Plans (LTIP) during M&A Activity and What Impact Do LTIPs Have On Employees?, Mikaila McAndrew and Blake White

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In a Highly Outsourced Environment, What are Companies Doing Around Staff Development or Their IT Workforce?, Ivar Ogden and Bo Su

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What are Best Practices Relating to Counter-Offers?, Jasamine Chen and Blake White

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How are Companies Modifying Benefits in Total Rewards Programs to Address the Varying Needs of their Employee Population?, Taylar Clement and Amanda Cucchiara

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What Key Strategies are Companies Using to Mitigate a Violence at the Workplace Incident?, Eunice Eunju Joh and Renu Deshmukh

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What are the Associated Risks of Employee Engagement Surveys and How Can They Be Mitigated?, Mikaila McAndrew and Ivar Ogden

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What are the Benefits and Challenges of Implementing a Flexible Work Program?, Jenny Song and Lydia Varón

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Are There Companies that Build Business Rotations into their HR Development Strategies?, Bo Su and Anthony Berardocco

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What are Findings and Practices Associated with Measuring and Taking Steps to Increase the Engagement of Contingent Workers?, Amelia Tsui

Manuscripts from 2017

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What is the Expected Engagement and Impact of Human Resource Development (HRDP) Participants During their Tenure with the Company?, Joey Chiang and Shannon Fitzpatrick

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What is the Payoff of HiPo Programs, and Are Companies De-Investing in Them?, Shannon Fitzpatrick and Jiayu Tao

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What are the Best Practices in Overall Intern Experience among Highly Desirable Internship Programs?, Brian Fredrich

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How can HR Best Support Building a "Transformational Mind-Set"?, Elysia Hung and Kate Nicholson

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What is the Impact of Eliminating Performance Ratings?, Han Lai and Javeria Nazim

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In What Ways do Employee Business Resource Groups Positively Impact the Company's Business Results?, Andrew Lundgren and Rachael Berkoff

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How Can Organizations Best Identify and Develop Talent for General Management (GM) Roles?, Steven Oakley

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With Attention Being Paid to Digital Learning, How Can Companies Promote and Raise Awareness of Training Opportunities?, Jesse Proctor

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What are Some New and Innovative Ways Companies are Encouraging, Delivering, and Utilizing Feedback?, Kyle Schamberger and Daniel Manjarrez

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What are Benefits and Pitfalls of Using Technical Selection Tests During the Hiring Process?, Sabina Shibalayeva and Pedro Galicia-Almanza

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What are the Best Practices for Measuring Learning Agility, Cognitive Ability, and Personal Inventory and How are Companies Currently Using Them?, Lauren Sims and Jiayu Tao

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What Countries Currently Offer Government Sponsored Paid Family Leave (PFL) Programs and What Do They Look Like?, Justin Taylor

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How do Companies Communicate with Nonexempt/Offline/Non-Desk Employees and Keep Them Confident and Engaged During Times of Organizational Change?, Amelia Tsui

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What are the Skills that HR Professionals Will Need in the Future (i.e. 5-10 Years)?, Amelia Tsui and Kyle Schamberger

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What are Some Retention Strategies that Sales Organizations in Various Industries Have Been Using to Retain Sales Reps Aside from Compensation?, Kiki Wang and Dandan Chen

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How do Organizations Measure the ROI or Impact of Leadership Training and Development Programs?, Julia Zhu and Mahima Sharma

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How Can You Measure the Productivity of Knowledge Workers?, Julia Zhu and Sabina Shibalayeva

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What are Companies Doing to Retain as Well as Develop People of Color and Women?, Rachael Berkoff and Brian Fredrich

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How are Pre-Hire Assessments Contributing to Unbiased and More Targeted, Successful Hires?, Joey Chiang and Rachael Berkoff

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What is the Evolution of Flexible Work in Corporations and What are the Key Trends?, Joey Chiang and Andrew Lundgren

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Can Inclusion be Measured in a Quantitative Way, Just Qualitative, or a Combination?, Shannon Fitzpatrick and Mahima Sharma

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Performance Management and Employee Outcomes: What Performance Management Processes Drive Improvement of Employee Performance?, Elysia Hung and Mary Monastyrsky

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What are the Best in Class Non-Monetary (e.g. Non-Bonus, Non-Stock, or Non-Salary) Benefits for Innovation Based Companies?, Elysia Hung and Kan Wang

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What Policies and Practices Can HR Utilize to Promote an Innovation Based Culture and Help Drive Business Outcomes Through It?, Han Lai and Andrew Lundgren

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What are Best Practices to Define a Common Understanding of What is Expected of Companies' Leaders, and How is this Understanding Structured?, Han Lai and Daniel Manjarrez

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HR Applications for a Modern Workforce: What Large-Scale, Mobile-Enabled People Technology Applications Improve How People Work?, Mary Monastyrsky

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What are the Most Important Capabilities/Competencies for Managers Who Lead People?, Javeria Nazim and Brian Fredrich

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What are Some of the Best Ways to Assess and Measure Operational Team Performance in a Lean Innovation Environment?, Javeria Nazim and Lauren Sims

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Flexible Work and Scheduling: Moving Forward, Kate Nicholson and Mary Monastryrsky

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What Organizational Changes Have Companies Experienced upon Eliminating Ratings within their Performance Management System?, Steven Oakley and Dandan Chen

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What Indicators Exist that Lead to Employees Feeling Included?, Steven Oakley and Justin Taylor

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What are Some Best Practices in Assessing Employee Performance Without Using Performance Reviews?, Jesse Proctor and Pedro Galicia-Almanza

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Does Data Show that Organizations or Groups that Have a Feedback Culture Outperform, Innovate More, Have Higher Levels of Engagement, and Have Lower Levels of Attrition?, Kyle Schamberger and Pedro Galicia-Almanza

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Are Exit Interviews Still Worthy for Companies to Invest Time, Money, and Efforts?, Mahima Sharma and Dandan Chen

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How are Companies Taking an Innovative Approach to Succession Planning?, Amelia Tsui and Jesse Proctor

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Can You Provide the Current Trends in HR on People Analytics?, Kiki Wang and Justin Taylor

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How are Companies Engaging Employees in the Succession Planning Process, and What are the Potential Benefits or Concerns Related to Increased Transparency?, Julia Zhu and Daniel Manjarrez

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What do Newer Entrants into the Workforce Really Want?, Amelia Tsui

Manuscripts from 2016

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New Trends in People Analytics, Peter Baek

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How do you Measure the Impact of Effective Onboarding Practices?, Peter Baek and Steven Bramwell

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What Contributes to a Successful Leadership Development Program, Peter Baek and Steven Bramwell

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Is there a Correlation between Diversity in the Workforce and Diversity in the Leadership and Business Results?, Peter Baek and Steve Reidy

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Ethical Change Management, Steven Bramwell

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Inclusion of People with Disabilities in the Workplace: Best Practices for HR Professionals, Danielle Collier

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What are some Best-in-Class Examples of Corporate Cultures and Values Brought-to-Life in Workplace Behaviors that drove Clear Business Results?, Danielle Collier and Tara Murphy

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Can We Reduce Bias in the Recruiting Process and Diversify Pools of Candidates by Using Different Types of Words in Job Descriptions?, Danielle Collier and Charlotte Zhang

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What are some Effective HR Measures that can be Built out of Existing HR or Business Strategies to Measure the Impact and Success of HR Intervention?, Danielle Collier and Helen Zheng

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What are the Best Practices and the Most Effective Measurement Strategies for Companies using Formalized Internal Coaches vs. Hiring External Coaches?, Kaitlyn Conboy and Chris Kelly

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What Evidence is There that Mentoring Works to Retain and Promote Employees, Especially Diverse Employees, Within a Single Company?, Kaitlyn Conboy and Chris Kelly

What are Some Cultural Variances that Explain Differences in Employee Engagement, and What are the Implications of those Differences?, Kaitlyn Conboy and Joy Yoon