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On June 20-22, 2016, Rutgers University’s Center for Innovation in Worker Organization (CIWO) convened 20 senior leaders from key labor, economic justice and community organizing networks to build a community of practice and learning as part of CIWO’s “Building the Bench” leadership initiative. The three day convening in Silver Spring, Maryland at the Tommy Douglas Center was the first cohort retreat of senior staff between the Executive Director and other staff – sometimes called Managing Directors  – whose main responsibilities are carrying out the visions of their organizations... read more

By: Steve Flamisch HILLSBOROUGH – Lisa Slover’s schedule fills up like a swimming pool on a hot August afternoon. As a program director at Somerset County YMCA, she manages a nearly $400,000 budget, a staff of 50 part-time lifeguards and swim instructors, and an aquatics program that draws between 200 and 250 children daily during peak months.   Left to Right: RU SHRM members Lisa Slover, Nanzanin Hoshyarsar, Meredith Yu and Kenneth Lim joined 15,000 HR students and professionals from close to 100 countries at the Society for Human... read more

For Immediate Release: July 25, 2016   Certification Also Draws Better Job Applicants, But Only in Smaller Companies   PISCATAWAY, N.J. – A study of more than 600 employers in the U.S. and Canada finds companies that won “Best Places to Work” competitions had lower employee turnover rates the following year. The research, published in the Academy of Management Journal, suggests the award strengthens employees’ ties to the company and makes them more likely to stay.    "While managers, recruiters, and advertising can say a company is a great place to work,... read more

On Wednesday, July 13, 2016, Rutgers SMLR's Center for Innovation in Worker Organization (CIWO) co-hosted an afternoon forum, “Bargaining for the Common Good: Lessons from Los Angeles and Beyond,” with the Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. The forum focused on lessons learned by organizers of the “Fix Los Angeles Campaign,” a diverse coalition of labor and community groups that broke the mold on collective bargaining in Los Angeles and won back jobs and public services for the city. Panelists engaged a full room of... read more

Contact: Steve Flamisch, (848) 252-9011 (cell), steve.flamisch@smlr.rutgers.edu PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations’ Center for Women and Work today announced the launch of Leadership Development for Early Career Women, an Executive and Professional Education certificate program that is designed to help young women advance to management positions within their firms. The announcement follows a recent Catalyst report, which revealed that women hold only 19.9% of board seats and 26.9% of directorships at S&P 500 companies. “... read more