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September 1, 2015

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September 1, 2015

Blacks Hit Hardest by Public-Sector Job Losses During Recession

Aug. 24, 2015 — A new study found that public-sector job cuts during and after the Great Recession disproportionately impacted African-Americans, especially women, and have increased racial disparity in the public ... read more

How Nations' Policies Affect Mothers' Ability to Balance Work-Family Life

Aug. 23, 2015 — When it comes to supporting working mothers, the United States' work-family welfare policies leave much to be desired, according to a comparative study of working mothers in multiple ... read more

Program to Reduce Work-Family Conflict Pays for Itself

Aug. 21, 2015 — An effective program to reduce work-family conflict leads to reduced turnover and other cost savings for employers, reports a new study. At an estimated cost of $690 per employee, the program yielded ... read more

Aug. 20, 2015 — The effect of workplace anxiety on job performance is closely connected to the quality of relationships between employees, their bosses and their co-workers, according to a new ... read more

How Having Racially Diverse Friends Can Help You on the Job

Aug. 18, 2015 — Employees with a racially diverse group of friends outside of work may actually perform better at their jobs, a new study suggests. This broader network was linked to employees who did more tasks ... read more

Shop-Floor Monitoring Goes High Tech

July 29, 2015 — An advanced system based on discrete events paves the way for automated industrial monitoring. This system will enable managers to make better, more timely decisions, the developers ... read more

Highly Qualified Healthcare Workers With Migrant Background: Loss to the Country of Origin, Too Little Opportunity in Destination Country

July 20, 2015 — A recent intercontinental study using the example of women from sub-Saharan Africa has shown that, on the one hand, there is a shortage of qualified healthcare professionals but, on the other, huge ... read more

Nixoncare Vs. Obamacare: Comparing the Rhetoric and Reality of Two Health Plans

July 13, 2015 — Few people today would dare call President Richard Nixon a radical liberal. But 44 years ago, he proposed a health plan that went far beyond what today's Affordable Care Act includes. After the ... read more

For Those Over 50, Finding a Job Can Get Old

June 16, 2015 — In examining the US government's 2014 Displaced Worker Survey, the researchers discovered that someone 50 years or older is likely to be unemployed 5.8 weeks longer than someone between the ages ... read more

Increasing Regulation of Care Services Is Making the Sector Less Attractive for Workers

June 16, 2015 — Over 1.5 million people currently work in the care sector in the UK and as the population ages, the demands for care and employees will increase. However, the health and social care sector has ... read more

Can Phone Data Detect Real-Time Unemployment?

June 15, 2015 — Mobile phone data can provide rapid insight into employment levels, precisely because people's communications patterns change when they are not working, a study ... read more

Little Evidence to Support Skills Gap Claims

June 10, 2015 — A shortage of skilled workers is often why many employers say they struggle to find qualified employees to fill vacancies. However, a new economic analysis finds that some of the evidence used to ... read more

Restraining Health Care Prices Requires Workforce Productivity Gains, Not Wage Cuts Alone

June 8, 2015 — Cost containment will require not wage reductions alone, but broad productivity gains derived from the use of fewer or less-skilled employees to produce any given service, a new study ... read more

ER Doctors Stress Need for Good Communications With Police

May 26, 2015 — Not surprisingly, differences of opinion arise from time to time over a health care worker's duty to protect patient privacy and the police need to conduct a criminal investigation. A good ... read more

Occupational Sun-Safety Policies Examined for Local Government Workers in Colorado

May 20, 2015 — Few local government organizations in Colorado had policies on environmental controls, such as the provision of outdoor shade, or administrative procedures, including training and resource ... read more

Corporate Greed: That Gut Feeling You Have About Your CEO Is Spot on

May 15, 2015 — Researchers tested the assumption that self-interest is a universal trait of CEOs, showed that too much altruism can harm company performance, revealed the dark, self-destructive tendencies of some ... read more

Is It Time to Ditch Annual Performance Reviews?

May 11, 2015 — Most of us have had annual or semi-annual formal performance reviews, but psychologists reinforce, in a new article, the importance of continuous feedback on employee performance, and how the social ... read more

How Managers and Colleagues Can Help Staff Who Witness Workplace Aggression

May 6, 2015 — Just witnessing aggression or other bad behavior at work can affect our well-being, but the right support from employers and colleagues can limit the ... read more

Employers and Workers Can Join Forces to Keep Diabetes Under Control

May 6, 2015 — People with diabetes who enroll in a health plan tailored to their medical condition are more likely to stick to their medication and actively take charge of their own health care, research into the ... read more

New Framework for Integrating and Measuring Health and Safety Programs in the Workplace

May 5, 2015 — The overall well-being of American workers could be significantly improved through adoption of a new framework for integrating health and safety strategies in the workplace -- including use of a ... read more

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