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By Steve Flamisch (L to R) Thea Zaferellis, Christopher Ramos, Barry Boeker, Adam Opitz, Yasmin Aminyarr, Adviser William Dwyer, and Ramon Paulino accepted the LERA Chapter Star Award. Two student groups and five faculty members in the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations received prestigious awards from the nation’s top labor and HR professional associations this summer. At the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA) meeting in Baltimore, scarlet fireworks lit up the night sky over Camden Yards to recognize the student members of RU LERA for... read more

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (June 20, 2018) – The Institute for the Study of Employee Ownership and Profit Sharing at the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations, the world’s first academic institute dedicated to researching capital shares and their impact on the economy, today announced the recipient of the 2018-19 George S. Pillsbury Fellowship. Carla Ilten, a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, will study the support systems needed for employee share ownership. Charlie Pillsbury established the research fellowship in honor of his father, George... read more

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (June 21, 2018) – The Institute for the Study of Employee Ownership and Profit Sharing at the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations, the world’s first academic institute dedicated to researching capital shares and their impact on the economy, today unveiled its 2018-19 class of research fellows and announced two endowments to support the program. Awarded on a competitive basis, the fellowships will enable 22 scholars from colleges, universities, and policy centers worldwide to research the impact of broad-based employee share ownership, equity... read more

Distinguished Professor Randall S. Schuler is retiring at the end of June after two decades of service to the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations. “Randall has been an extraordinary member of our Department of Human Resource Management,” Dean Adrienne Eaton said. “Through his scholarship and teaching, he has been a leading voice in the fields of global talent management, strategic human resource management, and international human resource management, while also making significant contributions to understanding the role of human resource management in innovation and in the... read more

By Steve Flamisch Who says you can’t reason with a Twitter troll? Two working papers co-authored by Charles Heckscher, a distinguished professor in the School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR), reveal that it’s not only possible to overcome online disagreements – it’s actually easier than researchers expected. These papers are among the first studies to challenge the notion that online communication is hopelessly fragmented. Analyzing 40,000 posts in two IBM intranet forums, Heckscher and fellow researchers found employees moved toward agreement on controversial topics even... read more