Profile: Steven M. Director



Steven Director is a professor at the Rutgers University School of Management and Labor Relations. He previously held a number of leadership positions at Rutgers including serving as associate dean, chair of the Human Resource Management Department, and director of the Ph.D. program in Industrial Relations and Human Resources. Prior to joining Rutgers, Professor Director was an Employment Policy Fellow at the Brookings Institution and on the faculty of Michigan State University. He received his Ph.D. and M.B.A degrees from the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management.

He is the author the book Financial Analysis for Human Resource Managers: Tools for Linking HR Strategy to Business Strategy published by FT Press. His research interests include the financial aspects of HR, compensation and benefits policy, and the interaction between national and corporate employment policy. In January 2003, Professor Director developed and partnered with the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) to produce the monthly Leading Indicator of National Employment (LINE) Report. Professor Steven Director continues to serve as economic advisor to this project and SHRM has now published over 100 consecutive monthly LINE reports. This data series is followed closely by financial analysts and business economists.

  • Education

    Ph.D. Northwestern University

  • Expertise

    - Financial aspects of HR

    - Compensation and benefits policy

    - Interaction between national and corporate employment policy

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