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The Jim Chelius Case Competition was established at Rutgers SMLR as an opportunity for all Human Resource Management (HRM) graduate and undergraduate students to gain real-life experience in solving pressing HR problems faced by major corporations.  This year's event began on September 19, 2016 and garnered the largest ever registration of 25 teams (97 total graduate and undergraduate participants). Six teams were selected to enter the final round and take on the L'Oréal Operations Americas case: “Causes of High Turnover and Lack of Retention.” The L'Oréal... read more

Professor Binod Khadria is exploring this and other issues as the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) Chair of Contemporary Indian Studies, a position housed at Rutgers SMLR. Dr. Khadria is the first to hold this coveted position at Rutgers and in the Consulate General of India, New York.. ... Read more.       Professor Xiangmin (Helen) Liu has joined the SMLR HRM faculty as an Associate Professor in the Department of Human Resource Management. Dr. Liu received her Ph.D. in Human Resource Studies from the ILR School at Cornell University in... read more

As the holiday shopping season kicks into high gear, a research study co-authored by Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations Professor Patrick F. McKay finds that having a racially-diverse workforce can improve retail sales performance. The study, first reported by NJBIZ, examined quarterly sales and workforce data from a retail chain that employs more than 5,000 people in 220 stores throughout 19 states. In racially-diverse communities, stores with a diverse staff delivered superior sales performance while stores without a diverse staff registered low sales... read more

Midwest Academy, a national training institute that advocates for social, economic, and racial justice, is honoring Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR) Associate Professor Janice Fine with its prestigious Progressive Leadership Award on December 14. Fine, who teaches in the Department of Labor Studies and Employment Relations (LSER) and works closely with SMLR’s Center for Innovation in Worker Organization (CIWO), attended a training course at the Academy in the 1980s. The experience helped to shape her career. "It’s no exaggeration to say that what I... read more

On December 1-2, 2016, SMLR, Jobs With Justice, and a coalition of labor and community organizations shared workplace best practices with 14 different union nurses from across the United States during the two-day CAR:NG Conference at Rutgers: Nurses Gathering.  This was perhaps the first meeting of its kind, where rank and file working nurses came together to share experiences and learn about current and future challenges and how to face them. The event encouraged nurses from different unions to learn from and draw strength from one another.  There were approximately 90... read more