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February 21, 2017

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February 21, 2017

Imposing 'Meaningful Work' Can Lead to Staff Burnout

Jan. 17, 2017 — Strategies to boost staff performance and morale by manipulating our desire for meaningful work often achieve the opposite -- damaging organizations and alienating employees -- a new study ... read more

Incentive Pay Schemes Can Affect Employee Well-Being

Jan. 11, 2017 — Incentive-related pay schemes can stress rather than motivate employees, according to new ... read more

Attention, Bosses: Why Angry Employees Are Bad for Business

Nov. 14, 2016 — Angry employees are more likely to engage in unethical behavior, while employees who feel guilty are far less likely to act unethically, new research ... read more

Being More Like Men Does Not Help Women in STEM Careers

Nov. 2, 2016 — Even when women were more like men 20 to 40 years ago, it didn’t help them get a job in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, says one ... read more

College Job Market to Continue Torrid Pace

Oct. 5, 2016 — The hiring of college graduates at all degree levels should be very strong in 2016-17, according to the largest annual survey of employers in the ... read more

The Hidden Value of an Older Workforce

Sep. 28, 2016 — Across North America, the workforce is going grey. In the US, the numbers are on the rise -- from 12 per cent in 1992 to 21 per cent in 2012. Researchers provide practical tools to combat on-the-job ... read more

Rural Employers Failing to Meet Needs of Working Breastfeeding Mothers

Sep. 26, 2016 — The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires employers of more than 50 employees to provide sufficient space and time for mothers to breastfeed during the first year of their babies’ lives. Researchers ... read more

1 in 4 U.S. Employees Negatively Affected by Political Talk at Work This Election Season, Finds New Survey

Sep. 14, 2016 — This year’s extraordinary presidential campaign is taking a toll on American workers, some of whom report feeling stressed, argumentative and less productive because of political discussions on the ... read more

Study Finds STEM Workers More Likely to Find Jobs in Denser STEM Labor Markets

Sep. 12, 2016 — In one of the first attempts to understand the geography of STEM degree-job matching, a new study finds that matching is much more likely in dense rather than in large STEM labor ... read more

Working from Home Loses Its Appeal Over Time for Both Companies and Employees

Sep. 6, 2016 — The benefits of working from home disappear over time for both employees and organizations if it is a full-time arrangement, a new study has ... read more

Management Actions to Combat Recessions Could Compromise the Performance Effects of Empowerment

Aug. 22, 2016 — Wage and employment freezes and other actions taken to combat recessions may compromise the positive effect that employee empowerment may have on staff morale and in turn ... read more

Great Recession's Other Legacy: Inconsistent Work Hours

Aug. 22, 2016 — A new study finds that an unpredictable work week is the norm for growing numbers of low-wage workers -- nearly 40 percent of whom worked variable hours for at least one four-month period after the ... read more

That's Not Fair! Managing Envy in the Workplace

Aug. 19, 2016 — In a recent study, researchers looked at envy in the workplace. The research found a strong link between an employee's feelings of envy after they perceive a supervisor has treated them worse ... read more

Why Do They Treat Me Like That? Taking the Mask Off of Envy

Aug. 19, 2016 — While overt signs of envy can often be received badly, research indicates that how that envy is perceived and attributed by the envied person makes all the difference in how it is ... read more

Skills Gap for US Manufacturing Workers Mostly a Myth, Paper Says

Aug. 15, 2016 — Despite the outcry from employers over the dearth of job-ready workers, three-quarters of US manufacturing plants show no sign of hiring difficulties for job vacancies, says new ... read more

How Incivility Spreads in the Workplace

Aug. 10, 2016 — Condescending comments, put-downs and sarcasm have become commonplace in the politically charged workplace, and a new study shows how this incivility may be ... read more

Loss of Employer-Based Health Insurance in Early Retirement Affects Mental, Physical Health

July 18, 2016 — The loss of private health insurance from an employer can lead to poorer mental and physical health as older adults transition to early retirement, according to a ... read more

Heading to the Hospital? Even With Insurance, It May Cost $1,000 or More, Study Finds

June 27, 2016 — Even people who have what they might think of as good health insurance, may find that their next hospital stay could cost more than $1,000 out of their own pocket. And that amount has gone up sharply ... read more

Some Women's Retirement Plan: Rely on Prince Charming

June 22, 2016 — Women believe that somehow, Prince Charming will arrange for their financial security in their Golden Years. Women workers often rely on future spouses to organize their retirement finances, rather ... read more

June 6, 2016 — The way we work is fundamentally changing, with a rise in mobile working -- people who travel away from home for long or short periods of time. Some people, such as truck drivers, may be away from ... read more

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