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Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations and School of Health Professions team up to prepare health care managers to better meet Obamacare requirements Monday, October 17, 2016 By Dory Devlin | Rutgers Today   As health care managers face complicated requirements for measuring how care is being provided to millions more patients in a rapidly changing health care field, two Rutgers schools are teaming up to train managers to handle multiple challenges. “There are many new demands on us through the Affordable Care Act’s triple aim of improving quality,... read more

When Duchenne muscular dystrophy robbed Thomas Roy of the ability to walk, it sharpened his desire to succeed. Making use of online courses and new technology, the 22-year-old Rutgers student is achieving academic success as he works toward a bachelor’s degree in the School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR). “I believe that my lack of physical strength has motivated me to keep my mind sharp,” Roy said. “It is important for me to remain challenged.” Diagnosed with the muscle-deteriorating disease as toddler, Roy was able to walk for the first nine years of his life.... read more

The New York Times, NPR, USA Today, and France 2 – French National Television are among the more than 25 news organizations that have cited SMLR research in recent stories about the role people with disabilities will play in the presidential election. Distinguished Professor Douglas Kruse and Professor Lisa Schur are projecting more than a quarter of all eligible voters either have a disability or have a family member with a disability.  Their first report, released in August, found the projected number of eligible voters with disabilities (35.4 million) exceeds the number of... read more

Although many organizations place a high importance on employee retention, there remains a gap between science and practice in this area. Join Executive and Professional Education (EPE) for a 30-minute webinar on September 21st where we will narrow this gap and learn to:   Identify important misconceptions about employee turnover Review evidence-based retention management strategies Learn the latest thinking regarding evidence-based retention strategies   Speaker: Dr. David Allen is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Human Resources... read more

The number of eligible voters with disabilities is growing with the aging of the population and advances in medical technology. Download SMLR Professors Lisa Schur and Douglas Kruse's state-level projections of the number of eligible voters with disabilities in the November 2016 presidential elections. You can also view the full report.  Our researchers can be contacted as follows: Dr. Lisa Schur Professor and Chair Department of Labor Studies and Employment Relations Rutgers University (schur@work.rutgers.edu) Dr. Douglas Kruse Distinguished Professor... read more