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Approximately 75,000 New Jersey residents came out to attend the University's annual celebration of Rutgers Day. SMLR students have special photos taken during Rutgers Day. The School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR) was well represented by faculty, staff, alumni, and student volunteers from the Department of Human Resource Management (HRM) as well as the Department of Labor Studies and Employment Relations (LSER).   From young, future participants in the world of work to older, seasoned workers, numerous people stopped by SMLR's... read more

April 30, 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RUTGERS STUDY: PUBLIC POLICIES INCREASE WORKERS’ ACCESS TO PAID PARENTAL LEAVE, LINKED TO LESS RELIANCE ON PUBLIC ASSISTANCE NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – According to a new study released today by the Center for Women and Work (CWW) at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and the National Partnership for Women & Families, public policies can substantially increase workers’ utilization of paid leave as well as the duration of leave following the birth of a child. Given the variety and magnitude of positive health and economic benefits... read more

The stock market, economy, and global community have experienced increased volatility, creating optimal time for human resource (HR) professionals to assess the strategic role played in this new economy. Professor Dave Ferio, RU SHRM Advisor and director of the MHRM Program, leads the RU SHRM Conferecen with Co-Presidents Austen Eadie-Friedmann and Morenike Sylla. See additional photos on Facebook. On March 30, Rutgers Society of Human Resource Management (RU SHRM) addressed changes in the HR field during its 8th annual business conference... read more

Professor Jessica Methot recently partnered with Atrion to conduct research on the company’s culture of work and connectivity in the office setting. Atrion, an IT Services Provider that designs, deploys and manages business-driven information technology solutions for AlwaysOn performance, has consistently been ranked as one of the best companies to work for in Rhode Island. In recent years, the company experienced a rapid growth but wants to ensure that it retains a positive culture. Professor Methot met with the Atrion CEO Tim Hebert, Director of People Services Nancy Contillo, and... read more

On March 29-30, 2012, 11 delegates from LO, The Swedish Trade Union Confederation, visited the  School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR) to learn about how trade union members’ work experience and training can be translated into college credits. Delegates from LO-Sweden with representatives from Rutgers SMLR. See additional photos on Facebook. SMLR Acting Dean Sue Schurman facilitated the seminar and guest speakers included: ·         Betsy Feliciano-Berrios, Assistant Dean, Recruitment... read more