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SMLR students were recently honored as academic scholars during Rutgers University’s 2012 Academic Excellence Award and Phi Beta Kappa ceremonies. Ten SMLR sophomores received the University’s Academic Excellence Award at an honorary event held at the College Avenue Gym on April 22. The scholars were recognized for being among the top 10% of sophomores from all schools at Rutgers’ New Brunswick/Piscataway location. Award recipients were chosen based on their grade point average. Barry Qualls, Rutgers University vice president for undergraduate education,... read more

Beneath one of the many white tents residing outdoors at Voorhees Mall during the annual Tent State University, approximately 40 undergraduate students explored fundraising strategies in Professor Janice Fine’s course, “Organizing For Social Change.” The class gathered within the event’s makeshift town hall on April 18, 2012 to listen as Professor Fine and Marjorie Fine, veteran fundraiser and principal consultant and trainer at The Linchpin Campaign, lead the training session. Students in Professor Janice Fine's (farthest left) class, "Organizing for Social Change... read more

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