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Income Inequality, Employment, and Injustice

February 7, 2011


02/07/2011—As the world’s attention is focused on the popular uprisings in the Middle East, many are speculating on the underlying sources of this civil unrest. Most agree that major contributing factors to destabilizing these authoritarian governments are the combination of high levels of rising prices, youth unemployment and income inequality.

Sputnik II or A Nation at Risk Again: China’s Rapid Educational Progress and the Implications for the U.S.

December 14, 2010


12/14/10—At this busy time of year, some may have missed the startling findings of the latest international comparison of 15-year-olds’ examination results that appeared on the front page of Tuesday’s New York Times. The results released by the OECD’s PISA (Program for International Student Achievement) showed that 15-year-olds in Shanghai, which was taking part in PISA for the first time, finished first relative to their peers in 65 countries in every subject – reading, science, and math. The US was respectively 17th, 23rd and 31st (see Table below).

The Power of Zee

November 12, 2010


11/12/2010—Zee Yoong Kang, or “Zee” as he’s known to his friends and colleagues, is the dynamic young CEO of NTUC LearningHub, the training and development subsidiary of Singapore’s National Trade Union Congress. We met last week in Singapore (where I was giving a keynote speech at the 3rd Annual Adult Learning Symposium) to discuss the vital role that skill development can play in helping to build the strength of unions in today’s knowledge economy.

China Part III: Labor Supply and Demand

October 18, 2010


10/18/2010 - On my recent visit to China I had the chance to conduct fieldwork for a large new research project on Developing the Skills of the 21st Century Workforce with Prof. Mingwei Liu.  Mingwei was my first assistant professor hire at SMLR, and we are delighted to have attracted him to Rutgers, as he isalready establishing himself as one of the leading scholars studying labor issues in China.

Careers in Human Resources and Labor Studies and Employment Relations

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Careers in HRM and LSER

A Rutgers SMLR degree or minor gives you many advantages that open up great career opportunities in the fields of human resource management (HRM) and labor studies and employment relations (LSER). In addition, SMLR has developed a network of global organizations that seek out our students for valuable internships and permanent placements. Rutgers SMLR is your steppingstone to a challenging and rewarding career.

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Look Who Recruits Our Graduates

"Rutgers MHRM students have all the qualities that Merck is looking for in employees; they’re well rounded, strategically focused, versatile, team-oriented, and goal-oriented. Rutgers MHRM graduates just seem to have the ability to come into Merck, make it a career, and be successful." read more

--Kenneth Weiss, Rutgers MHRM Alumni, Merck – Human Resources


"Since graduating in ’96 from the Rutgers MHRM program, I’ve come down annually to interview HR candidates for IBM." ... read more

-Rick Rabjohn, Rutgers MHRM alumni, IBM – Human Resources

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The SMLR Alumni & Friends Association

Our alumni association is a community of alumni, practitioners in the fields of labor relations and human resources, and friends who share an affinity with SMLR. We:

Meet the Board

Melissa Daniel
MLER '01, BA '00

Ruchi Sinha
MHRM '09

Vice President
Raymond Gronau
MLIR '01

Douglas Zucker 
MHRM '85

Meet Our PhD Alumni

At the School of Management and Labor Relations, we believe our graduates are our most powerful recommendation and we are proud to be judged by their success.

We are pleased to introduce our PhD alumni.

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