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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 26, 2022

Climate Change and the Recruitment of Migrant Workers

It’s well-known that climate change is causing people to migrate. However, recent research by NYU professor Natasha Iskander reveals a much lesser-known aspect of this trend: There are companies targeting regions experiencing climate stress when recruiting migrant workers.
January 21, 2022

Toward a Healthier Future of Work

Will 2022 be a year that companies take steps toward creating healthier working conditions for their employees? Four articles published in January highlight the new Work Design for Health toolkit developed by researchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and MIT Sloan.
December 3, 2021

Who Benefits From Internal Hiring?

How common is it for low-wage workers in the U.S. to benefit economically from moving to a new job within the same organization? That’s a question explored in a recently published paper by MIT Sloan Professor Nathan Wilmers and William Kimball.

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January 26

RT @MIT_IWER: “Bystanders in organizations and communities—people who either witness unacceptable behavior or see someone struggling to get…

January 24

RT @workofthefuture: Automation will destroy some jobs but also make workers who aren’t displaced more productive @…

January 24

RT @natewilmers: And here’s an ungated pre-pub version of the paper:

And data and replication code, for those inte…

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