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PISCATAWAY, N.J. (September 27, 2018) – The Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR) today announced the creation of the Natalie Woerthmann Memorial Scholarship to honor a human resources professional and friend of the school who passed away in 2017. Her longtime employer, communications agency Publicis Health, has generously committed $25,000 to support an annual scholarship for five years. SMLR is now accepting applications for the first $5,000 award. Natalie Woerthmann (left), shown with her husband Jeff, daughter Jenna, and son Andrew, was a passionate... read more

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (August 24, 2018) – The Center for HR and Leadership Development at the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations today announced the launch of a new executive certificate program to help New Jersey and New York businesses leverage new technology in their human resources department. The Center also announced the return of a program designed to help women unlock their potential and climb the corporate ladder. “Today’s business environment is undergoing transformative change,” said Jim Caruso, Managing Director of the Center for HR and Leadership Development at... read more

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (August 21, 2018) – CEOs who are paid less than their peers are significantly more likely to order layoffs, according to a new study led by researchers at the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations and accepted for publication by the journal Personnel Psychology. Among firms that engaged in layoffs during the study period, the average CEO eliminated 1,200 jobs and received $600,000 in additional compensation the next year. “Given the perception that layoffs can increase firm performance, we argue that CEOs paid below their peers are likely to use layoffs as... read more

August 19-24, 2018 Hotel Maya, Long Beach, CA   Rutgers University’s Center for Innovation in Worker Organization (CIWO) continued to build and strengthen its relationship with the Interstate Labor Standards Association (ILSA), the national association of the state wage and hour enforcement agencies. ILSA invited CIWO and our partner, the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), to present two skills training sessions on strategic enforcement at this year’s national conference. CIWO and CLASP used this opportunity to pilot two of the six training modules it developed on strategic... read more

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (August 16, 2018) – Viewing salary data causes college students to lower their earnings expectations, but it does not affect their choice of major or their perception of future job security, according to a study by the Education and Employment Research Center at the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations. The study also finds career services counselors are a critical source of guidance for low-income and first-generation college students. “It is one thing to make data available. It is another for students to understand and use the data well,” said Michelle... read more