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–The MIT Institute for Work and Employment Research (IWER) and the Good Companies, Good Jobs Initiative at MIT Sloan



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January 22, 2021

What It Will Take to Improve Retail Jobs

Scholars Françoise Carré and Chris Tilly, who have studied the retail industry extensively and who coauthored a chapter on retail in the 2020 book "Creating Good Jobs: An Industry-Based Strategy," explain how COVID-19 and technological change are affecting today's retail workers.
January 19, 2021

New Edition of “Shaping the Future of Work” Published

Routledge has published a new and expanded edition of the book " Shaping the Future of Work: A Handbook for Action and a New Social Contract ," by MIT Sloan Professor Thomas A. Kochan and Lee Dyer, an Emeritus Professor at Cornell's ILR School.
December 17, 2020

People Analytics and Fairness Within Organizations

At a recent virtual panel discussion organized at MIT Sloan, two industry executives and an MIT Sloan professor focused on the important and timely topic of people analytics, including how people analytics techniques can be used to ameliorate bias within organizations.

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January 12

How We Can Build a Better Future for Work (Dec. edition of @MITGoodCosJobs e-newsletter, available online):

January 12

New @workofthefuture case study of @aboutKP by
@BDyer_MIT, @TomKochan of @MITSloan & Anubhav Arora explores how “technology produces better outcomes for organizations and the workforce when integrated with work processes and workforce development.”:

January 11

RT @GenderEconomy: Event: Too much work and too little time is hurting workers and companies! Start setting your path for 2021 in the right…

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