Building the Bench organized a spring webinar on Wednesday, March 28 2018. The webinar focused on "How are our networks and organizations dealing with sexual harassment?” We explored approaches and curriculum that were not “textbook” — but ones that focus more on the type of culture that we want to build and support in our organizations, networks and communities. Our goal was to share different approaches, share materials, foster discussion of real challenges and complexities, and generate new ideas and approaches.  The webinar was led by two Building the Bench leaders... read more

Rutgers Giving Day has arrived (extended from March 21-22 due to the weather)! Think bigger by supporting Rutgers SMLR on campus or online. #RUGivingDay Every dollar contributed tomorrow to the SMLR Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship Fund will be matched 1:1 up to $5,000 by SMLR Alumna Melissa Daniel and her husband, Charles.  The endowed scholarship fund provides student support to undergraduate and graduate SMLR students across both the HR and Labor Studies & Employment Relations departments.  In 2016, less than 45% of SMLR's undergraduate students... read more

By Anne Sherber The first job that Erik Olsen held after completing his undergraduate degree was in the Business Strategy Group of Abt Associates, which conducts research and performs program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, climate change, and international development and is 100 percent employee-owned. It was, he recalls, a great experience.  Erik Olsen, an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, has received three research fellowships through SMLR’s Institute for the Study of... read more

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (March 7, 2018) – The Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations today announced the launch of a global research hub dedicated to addressing economic inequality through capital shares. The Rutgers Institute for the Study of Employee Ownership and Profit Sharing will expand the School’s existing research programs, develop promising scholars worldwide, and explore new collaborations, with the goal of building a more inclusive economy for workers and their families. “Our faculty have been deeply invested in building up the academic study of capital shares for the last... read more

By Steve Flamisch Governor Phil Murphy, “a darn proud public school product,” speaks at an education conference hosted by the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations on Tuesday, March 6, 2018.  Attracting the jobs and businesses of tomorrow and growing the state’s economy begins with strong public schools, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy told a gathering of more than 250 educators at Rutgers University—New Brunswick on Tuesday. “Our public schools are one of New Jersey’s greatest built-in advantages and will be a critical part of our renewal and resurgence,”... read more