Christina Lovejoy is the latest in a long line of SMLR graduates to land a great HR job right out of college. Lovejoy, who earned a Master of Human Resource Management (MHRM) in May 2016 and a Master of Labor and Employment Relations (MLER) in December 2016, is now employed by Anheuser-Busch as part of the company’s highly competitive leadership development HR rotation program. “I would not trade these last few years for anything,” Lovejoy said of her time at SMLR. “My confidence just by being in this program and by building the network that I have and ultimately getting the job that I... read more

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (April 4, 2017) – On Equal Pay Day, the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations’ Center for Women and Work noted that New Jersey ranks dead last in pay equity for Latina women and near the bottom in pay equity for African-American, Native, and White women. The rankings, calculated by the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) in Washington, highlight the need for greater wage transparency and accountability. “The pay gap puts a dollar value on the discrimination that women still face in the workforce in multiple forms,” said Terri Boyer, Executive Director of the... read more

In our increasingly polarized world, people on opposite ends of the political spectrum can still find common ground and have a meaningful conversation. It just takes a little work. Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations Professor Charles Heckscher, author of the book Trust in a Complex World, will offer practical tips during a special event organized by newspaper columnist and television host MaryLynn Schiavi on Thursday, April 6. Heckscher will begin with a brief presentation, drawing on the research presented in his book. Then, guests will join an open... read more

               James Hayton PISCATAWAY, N.J. (March 31, 2017) – The Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR) today announced that James Hayton will step down as Dean on June 30 for family reasons. Adrienne Eaton, who currently serves as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, will become Acting Dean on July 1. “It has been an extremely difficult decision,” Hayton said. “I am grateful to have had an opportunity to serve as Dean at a school that I have always respected as a leading institution in our... read more

When researchers at the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR) began studying the impact of union-management partnerships in public education, they discovered a remarkable trend. Schools that embraced collaborative leadership – in which administrators work together with teachers and their unions on curriculum, instructional practice, and policies – reported higher student achievement and lower teacher turnover than schools that employ top-down change. Impressively, collaboration achieved these positive results even in the poorest schools. Saul Rubinstein presents his... read more