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The Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies (CAHRS) and HR Studies faculty at the Cornell ILR School investigate issues relevant to practitioners and add to the HR management body of knowledge. A fundamental focus and distinguishing characteristic of CAHRS is original research of the highest quality. Studies focus on all aspects of human resource management. The CAHRS resource collection includes many different types of publications, documents, and media, described below.


ResearchLink
Launched in 2009, the ResearchLink series provides HR practitioners with concise, high-level overviews of research by Cornell ILR School’s HR Studies (HRS) faculty. The 4- to 6-page summaries cover not only research studies published in academic journals, but also the most current, completed research yet to be submitted for publication. (This publication series is the follow-on to the CAHRS faculty working papers series.)

Working Group Summary Reports
The CAHRS Working Group Summary Reports summarize sessions from CAHRS Working Groups. HR professionals in CAHRS partner companies come together with CAHRS faculty in topical meetings to discuss today's most pressing HR and business issues, and share best practices inside their firms. Working groups are intimate, open-ended discussions with a flexible schedule to allow for ample interaction and networking—something we consider critical to the goal of our working groups. Working Groups also help define next steps and new directions for current and future ILR School HR faculty research.

CAHRS Online Webcasts
Connect with ILR faculty, HR professionals, participate in live discussions about critical HR topics, and access archived webcasts on your own schedule.

Benchmarking Request to be connected with up to four other CAHRS member companies. CAHRS will put you in touch with other partners to discuss best practices about any number of topics.

Library Searches ILR's Martin P. Catherwood library is the most comprehensive resource on labor and employment in North America. CAHRS members are entitled to up to two custom searches per year by ILR's librarians to assist in researching the latest issues in human resources. 

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