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May 28, 2015

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May 28, 2015

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

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

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

California's 4.8 Million Low-Wage Workers Now Earn Less Than in 1979

Apr. 30, 2015 — Over the past 35 years, California's high-wage workers have seen steady increases in their paychecks. But low-wage workers, 4.8 million strong and about one-third of the state's workforce, ... read more

UK Doctors Unlikely to Be Able to Repay Student Loans

Apr. 20, 2015 — UK doctors are unlikely to be able to repay their student loans over the course of their working lives, amassing huge debts by the time they graduate, in some cases. What's more, there are clear ... read more

Major Occupational Health Groups Publish Guidance for Employers on the Impact of Marijuana in the Workplace

Apr. 13, 2015 — Experts have published guidance for employers aimed at helping them better understand the implications of marijuana use on the workforce as attitudes toward marijuana and laws restricting it continue ... read more

Older Workers Bring Valuable Knowledge to the Job

Apr. 1, 2015 — In the workplace, age matters - but hiring or promoting based on age-related mental abilities can be a minefield, according to new research. Older executives bring valuable skills to the job, such as ... read more

New Study of Freelance Workers Examines Link Between Their Well-Being and Hours Worked

Mar. 30, 2015 — A new study of freelance workers has discovered key factors that affect their well-being – either making them happier or increasing anxiety and risking ... read more

Pay Gap Between Male and Female Registered Nurses Has Not Narrowed

Mar. 24, 2015 — An analysis of the trends in salaries of registered nurses (RNs) in the United States from 1988 through 2013 finds that male RNs outearned female RNs across settings, specialties, and positions, with ... read more

Unequal Legacy of Crisis Leaves Young With Economic Mountain to Climb, According to New Report

Mar. 12, 2015 — People in their twenties have been the worst affected by the economic crisis despite higher qualifications than any earlier generation, according to a comprehensive analysis of what has happened to ... read more

Assessing Feedback Interactions in a Creative Setting

Mar. 11, 2015 — The traditional notion of feedback usually involves a one-way conversation where a manager rates an employee's performance because the destination, so to speak, is known. But what happens in a ... read more

National Economy Is Best Predictor of Job Satisfaction

Mar. 6, 2015 — The national gross domestic product (GDP) is a stronger predictor of job satisfaction than workers' personal or job-related characteristics, report ... read more

Calling Your Bluff: Supervisors Easily Sniff out What Drives a Worker

Mar. 6, 2015 — Good supervisors aren't easily duped by the motives of underlings who go the extra mile -- they know when an employee is sucking up to them because of personal ambition, or when such actions ... read more

Protections, Not Money, Can Boost Internal Corporate Whistleblowing

Mar. 2, 2015 — Research finds that strong, reliable anti-retaliation policies can encourage employees to notify internal authorities of possible wrongdoing, but that offering monetary incentives does not ... read more

Stark Inequalities in Aging as UK Government Encourages People to Work Longer

Feb. 25, 2015 — Changes in pension and employment policies are making it increasingly necessary for older people in the UK to work beyond the age of 65.  However, new research fnds significant differences in the ... read more

UK 'Fit Note' Linked to Fewer People Taking Long-Term Sick Leave

Feb. 24, 2015 — There is some evidence that the UK 'fit note,' which replaced the 'sick note' in 2010 in the UK, is linked to fewer people taking long term sick leave of 12 or more weeks, reveals ... read more

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