John D. Rockefeller, Jr., founded Industrial Relations Counselors, Inc., or IRC, in 1926. In 2015, the organization rebranded as Innovation Resources Center for Human Resources, or IRC4HR. (Read more about our history.)

This section of our website presents a collection of IRC® white papers, research, and opinion pieces. While much of the research was conducted prior to 2010, the topics and issues have proven to be incredibly resilient and relevant to the workplace challenges that continue to confront employers, workers, and society in the current decade. 

[A limited number of documents are currently featured below; check back periodically as we continue to make the IRC® archives — dating back to 1926 — available.]