The Berger-Marks Foundation awarded $843,000 to SMLR’s Center for Innovation in Worker Organization (CIWO) to build women’s leadership in unions as part of a joint project with Georgetown University’s Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor. The funds include a $668,000 Legacy Gift and $175,000 to establish an annual awards program. Additional details will be announced in the coming weeks.   SMLR has acquired the rights to the Foundation for Enterprise Development’s award-winning documentary, We The Owners: Employees Expanding the American Dream. In this landmark film... read more

James Hayton will step down as Dean on June 30 for family reasons. Adrienne Eaton, who currently serves as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, will become Acting Dean on July 1. Douglas Kruse, Distinguished Professor and the J. Robert Beyster Faculty Fellow, will succeed Eaton. Read more about the leadership change here.      Charles Fay, Professor of Human Resource Management, is stepping down as Director of Undergraduate Programs. During his five-year term, Fay oversaw the rapid growth of the Bachelor of HRM. Hazel-Anne Johnson, Assistant Teaching Professor of... read more

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (April 25, 2017) – Establishing the first conclusive link between broad-based employee stock ownership and increased employment stability, a study co-authored by Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations Distinguished Professor Douglas Kruse finds that companies with employee stock ownership had only half as many layoffs as other companies during the last two recessions. The findings appear in the new book, How Did Employee Ownership Firms Weather the Last Two Recessions?, published in the academic press. “If good-paying, stable jobs are the... read more

Who knew that co-workers who are neither friends nor enemies – especially those who float unpredictably between being both – can affect us more on the job than other colleagues?   A “frenemy” can be someone who helps you complete an important project on Monday, then gossips about you on Tuesday. Think of it as an ambivalent relationship that runs hot and cold at the same time.              Jessica Methot   Most research oversimplifies interactions with co-workers as either good or bad, but “relationships are complicated,”... read more

New Jersey Resources issued the following press release on April 13, 2017. Reprinted with permission. New Jersey Resources celebrated the achievement of 21 employees as they completed a six-month intensive Rutgers Leadership Development for Early Career Women program. Wall, N.J. — As a part of its commitment to leadership development, New Jersey Resources (NYSE: NJR) celebrated the achievement of 21 employees from throughout the company, as they completed a six-month intensive Leadership Development for Early Career Women program. Offered through the Rutgers School of Management... read more