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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

June 9 – Jessica Methot, Associate Professor of Human Resource Management, delivered a presentation at Million Women Mentors-NJ’s second annual Women in STEM Summit in Iselin. Drawing on her workplace relationship research, Methot discussed the importance of managing personal and developmental networks for career success. Elaine Zundl, Research Director of SMLR’s Center for Women and Work and a member of Million Women Mentors-NJ’s Steering Committee, introduced Methot. New Jersey Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno delivered welcoming remarks. One day later, Methot presented her research on... read more