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February 7, 2016

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February 7, 2016

Restructuring Affects Staff Well-Being Regardless of Job Cuts

Feb. 1, 2016 — Restructuring in organizations has a mainly negative effect on the welfare of employees regardless of whether there are job losses, according to a new ... read more

Why Entrepreneurs Don't Lose

Jan. 25, 2016 — Entrepreneurs statistically fail more often than not, but new research suggests that the financial risk is not as great as previously thought, as failed entrepreneurs can return to the salaried ... read more

Soaring Chief Executive Pay Highlights Need for Fundamental Changes

Jan. 5, 2016 — The increasing gap between chief executive pay and that of the average employee risks undermining the morale and motivation of the workforce, new research ... read more

Low Wages Not Education to Blame for STEM Skills Gap

Dec. 9, 2015 — Low wages rather than inadequate training are to blame for the STEM skills gap, according to ... read more

Benefit Cuts to Teachers Won't Lead to Taxpayer Savings

Dec. 4, 2015 — Cutting benefits for teachers or other public-sector workers may not save taxpayers as much as one might think, according to a new American ... read more

Overweight Men Just as Likely as Overweight Women to Face Discrimination

Nov. 16, 2015 — Men who are overweight are just as likely as overweight women to experience interpersonal discrimination when applying for a job or shopping at retail stores, according to new ... read more

Business as Plan B

Nov. 5, 2015 — Research by a sociologist suggests family leave policies have a significant impact on women's entrepreneurial ... read more

For-Profit and Community College Graduates Earn Same Hiring Interest from Employers

Nov. 2, 2015 — Hiring managers show no preference for hiring people with for-profit college credentials compared to those holding comparable credentials from public community colleges, new research ... read more

Entrepreneurial Spirit Can Help Communities Better Withstand Trade Shock

Oct. 28, 2015 — Communities with more self-employed workers can better withstand economic shifts caused by imports than communities that have fewer self-employed people, according to ... read more

American Businesses Relied on Technology to Buoy Firms During Crisis

Oct. 13, 2015 — Data from human resources departments across the country suggest that US businesses recovered from the recent financial crisis by leaning on technology to ride out the upheaval, according to ... read more

Oct. 5, 2015 — Six research centers in the U.S. have been chosen to help develop a comprehensive new strategy to control Ebola and other emerging infectious diseases in health ... read more

Number of Young Female Anesthesiologists Increases, but Wages Lower Than Male Colleagues

Sep. 24, 2015 — A study has analyzed a 2013 survey of members of the American Society of Anesthesiologists that found 40 percent of anesthesiologists under the age of 36 were female, a substantial increase over 2007 ... read more

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

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