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National news organizations are turning to the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR) to inform their coverage of the Trump Administration’s labor policy. In recent interviews and op-eds, seven faculty members in SMLR’s Department of Labor Studies and Employment Relations have discussed what the nation’s changing political landscape could mean for collective bargaining, healthcare, labor unions, minimum wage earners, worker protections, and more. "It's going to be the most challenging period for organized labor since the 1930s," Professor Susan Schurman told Bankrate.... read more

At Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations, the Jim Chelius Case Competition was established as an opportunity for all Rutgers graduate and undergraduate HR students to gain real-life experience in solving pressing HR problems faced by major corporations.    Over the past five years, corporate sponsors, like Morgan Stanley, Dow Jones, ADP, and Wegmans, have been able to spot talent early on for possible employment and gain significant consulting advice via the case presentations and analysis. Jim Chelius Case Competition finalists... read more

Innovative new healthcare programs at the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR) are attracting news coverage across New Jersey – and beyond. The New Jersey Healthcare Talent Development Center, based at SMLR, recently unveiled new apprenticeship opportunities for at-risk youth, domestic violence victims, military veterans, people with disabilities, and people living in transitional housing after incarceration. Supported by close to $1 million in federal and state grants, the earn-while-you-learn programs will create non-traditional career pathways in the... read more

Innovations in digital technology have empowered the rise of the platform business model. Crowdsourcing platforms offer endless opportunities for matching jobs with workers, allowing platform clients — firms of all sizes and in diverse industries — to access the skills, talents, and resources of a truly global crowd of workers to perform work completed exclusively online. Work options on these “crowdwork” platforms range from low-skill, low wage microtasks to online freelancing and more remunerative challenge-based competitions requiring advanced design, technical, or... read more

This academic year, SMLR's collaborations have resulted in the development of three new programs: Certified Health Care Manager™ (CHM) Program Helps Aspiring and Mid-level Managers in Health Care Organizations The health care landscape is complex, dynamic, and performance-based.  Health care managers and leaders need foundational and outcomes-related competencies that will enable them to fulfill their role and maximize the value they add to their respective organization. Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations – Executive and Professional Education and Rutgers... read more