PISCATAWAY, N.J. (December 12, 2017) – The New Jersey Healthcare Talent Development Center at the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR) will receive $1.3 million in state funding to launch the nation’s first-ever apprenticeship program for Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors, an important step in New Jersey’s ongoing efforts to combat the opioid epidemic. Governor Chris Christie, Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Aaron Fichtner, Rutgers President Robert Barchi, and Rutgers SMLR Interim Dean Adrienne Eaton made the announcement Tuesday at the Livingston... read more

Over the past six years, the Jim Chelius Human Resource Management Case Competition has given SMLR undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to advise corporate sponsors on HR strategies. The competition also allows these companies to identify talent for potential employment. This year, Wyndham Worldwide, one of the world's largest hospitality companies, served as a sponsor. The competition attracted approximately 64 SMLR students who showcased their impressive HR knowledge by forming 14 participating teams. "This event was a home run in terms of providing assistance to... read more

The SMLR Alumni Association Executive Committee leads the planning and execution of activities specifically for alumni and friends of SMLR. They welcome alumni to join them at the SMLR Alumni Association general meetings and to provide input on activities that support our SMLR community. The 2017-2018 committee members were announced in October 2017 and include: Melissa Daniel, MLER '01, Chair Tennille R. McCoy, MLER '08, President John Castella, MLER '12, Vice President Mike Dragun, BALSER '94, MLER '96, Vice President, Communications Syndi Watkins, BAHRM '... read more

By Steve Flamisch The Center for Women and Work (CWW) at the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations is teaming up with some of New Jersey’s top employers to help women land a great job out of college and climb the corporate ladder. Women Investing In and Guiding Students (WINGS), offered in partnership with the Rutgers Institute for Women’s Leadership, returns for a full schedule of sessions in the Spring 2018 semester. Volunteer mentors from Johnson & Johnson and Wells Fargo will draw on their professional experiences to help Rutgers undergraduate women navigate the... read more

By Steve Flamisch Emboldened by a wave of sexual harassment allegations against Hollywood stars, television personalities, and political figures, a growing number of Americans are opening up about their own experiences with sexual harassment. The Rutgers University—New Brunswick School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR) recently announced two new professional workshops designed help employers prevent and properly investigate claims of sexual harassment in the workplace. SMLR Assistant Teaching Professor James M. Cooney, Esq., who has represented plaintiffs in sexual harassment... read more