Innovation Resource Center for Human Resources (IRC4HRTM) is a 501(c)(3) private research foundation that seeks to make organizations more competitive, productive, and effective through improved people management practices and to serve the mutually beneficial interests of organizations, workers, and society.
The foundation believes that the future of work in the digital economy will bring incredible opportunities for growth, along with challenging disruptions to people and organizations. Accordingly, we are currently focused on funding action research and curating insights about the implications of technology and digital disruption on the future of work, organizations, people, and leadership. We actively seek collaborative opportunities with academics, practitioners, and other thought leaders who share our interests.
Established as Industrial Relations Counselors, Inc. (IRC) in 1926 – with funds donated by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. – the organization’s founding mission was to “advance the knowledge and practice of human relationships in industry, commerce, education, and government”. Today’s twenty-first century IRC4HR is committed to the same human-centered mission and principles.