With the fall semester in full swing, we have entered a season marked by many new beginnings, including my own start as acting dean of the School of Management and Labor Relations.It is a pleasure and honor to provide leadership for the school. As a long-time SMLR faculty member, I will draw from our past successes to continue the school’s record of outstanding scholarship in the fields of human resource management, labor studies and employment relations as well as offering leading programs of study for our students. ... Read more.

Welcome to the first issue of the SMLR Update, our e-newsletter dedicated to highlighting the most up-to-date news, events, and developments on our school. We want you to stay connected and encourage you to share your news. Please feel free to spread our news! Read more: read more

Paula Caligiuri, professor in the HR management department, is quoted in CNN's article The Global Workforce: Challenge or Asset. Excerpt from Article: ..."Some companies are still tripping over the basic differences in countries which affect the employment situation such as, employment laws, talent availability, differences in educational systems, and unionization," says Paula Caligiuri, professor in the HR management dept. at Rutgers University, and author of the book Managing the Global Workforce. "Understanding and effectively managing cultural differences is critical, but often... read more

On October 19, Jeffrey Keefe “debunked the myth of the over-compensated public employee” at an information session held at the Learning Education Center in New Brunswick. SMLR students, alumni, and friends of the school attended the event, organized by the SMLR Alumni and Friends Association. Keefe referenced his many research studies that compare the annual wages of public and private workers in several states, including New Jersey. Keefe offered suggestions for why public employees are often perceived to be overcompensated. He stressed that public employees earn more in benefits such as... read more

Heather McKay, from SMLR's Center for Women and Work, discusses why it's important to provide training for women that fits into their schedules and how this can help support their families. Watch the video from Rutgers Today. read more