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May 3, 2016 — Researchers looked at Vocational Rehabilitation, a federally funded employment program for people with disabilities that is administered by each state. They found that adults with autism are ... read more

Bosses Should Maintain Goodwill When Saying Goodbye to Ex-Employees

Apr. 27, 2016 — Even though saying farewell to departing employees is a more frequent occurrence in today's high-turnover industries, researchers suggest that leaders should maintain good relationships with ... read more

Restaurant Servers Earn Far More Than Abolitionists Realize, New Study Indicates

Apr. 14, 2016 — The practice of tipping restaurant servers and bartenders has economic advantages for everyone concerned: restaurant owners, their customers, servers and other ... read more

Workplace Status Matters, but Not in the Way You Think

Mar. 23, 2016 — Are employees more likely to help co-workers above them or beneath them in the corporate pecking order? A new study suggests that may be the wrong question to ask. Researchers found that workers are ... read more

Public Service Workers With High Levels of Emotional Intelligence Are Extremely Motivated to Serve the Public

Feb. 25, 2016 — Public servants with high levels of emotional intelligence are better equipped to meet the expectations of their role, a new study ... read more

When Job Hunt Excitement Fades, the Ticking Clock Does the Trick

Feb. 16, 2016 — Although a college senior’s job hunt may start as a fun challenge, it is external pressure and consequences that drive the search over the finish line, according to a new ... read more

Britain Being Overwhelmed by Long-Term Conditions

Feb. 11, 2016 — The rising tide of people with long-term conditions threatens to overwhelm Britain’s economy and the NHS, according to a new ... read more

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

During Great Recession, Employees Drank Less on the Job, but More Afterwards

Jan. 5, 2016 — Periods of economic uncertainty tend to influence drinking problems among people who lose their jobs, as some turn to alcohol due to stress or because they have more free time and fewer ... read more

Less Financial Burden for Cancer Patients With Paid Sick Leave, Study Finds

Dec. 22, 2015 — In a survey of more than 1,300 patients with stage 3 colorectal cancer, researchers found that only 55 percent who were employed at the time of diagnosis retained their jobs after treatment. Patients ... read more

Dec. 9, 2015 — Within weeks, flu will start spreading. Multiple national recommendations urge all healthcare workers to get the influenza vaccination, to reduce the chances they will pass the virus on to their ... 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

Study Provides More Precise Estimates of Cancer Risks Associated With Low Level Radiation

Oct. 20, 2015 — More precise estimates of cancer risks associated with prolonged, low level exposure to ionising radiation among nuclear industry workers have been released by ... read more

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