Research Projects

Our mission since 1926 has been to advance the knowledge and practice of human relationships in industry, commerce, education, and government. Most recently, our focus is on research that provides practical and actionable insights to help organizations, leaders, and workers to be successful in the digital economy. IRC4HR contributes to the success of projects through financial support, as well as by providing high-level IRC4HR consulting, advisory, and thought leadership services. Featured here are projects sponsored by IRC4HR.

More Understanding the Impact of Job Language on Workforce Participation of Underrepresented Minorities

Understanding the Impact of Job Language on Workforce Participation of Underrepresented Minorities

Does your job language deter under-represented minorities from applying? This research will measure the impact of job description language on respondents’ interests in a job with a goal of helping hiring organizations and recruiting software vendors to improve the underrepresentation of minorities in applicant pools.

More The State of Employment Relations: <span>A Multinational Study of Employer and Employee Perspectives</span>

The State of Employment Relations: A Multinational Study of Employer and Employee Perspectives

What determines the effectiveness of the employer-employee relationship and its impact on organization performance? With a multi-national survey (in the US, UK, Australia, and Canada), this project researches the state of the employer-employee relationship based on HR and other workplace practices.

More <span>Reimagining</span> HR

Reimagining HR

With the goal of “advancing the HR profession forward, faster,” CHREATE is the collaborative effort of a group of CHROs from leading organizations, along with a small group of academics and other thought leaders, focused on defining – and working to enable – the future of HR.