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May 29, 2016

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May 29, 2016

Higher Wages for UK's Lowest Paid Improve Productivity

May 26, 2016 — Employees work harder and more cohesively if they feel they and their colleagues are paid a wage which reflects their skill and effort, new research has found. Data from more than 360,000 UK firms ... read more

May 19, 2016 — A new study provides the first-ever evidence that women who reveal personal family-related information that could explain gaps in their resume (like staying home to raise a child) dramatically raise ... read more

Young Workers Hit Hardest by Slow Hiring During Recessions, Study Finds

May 17, 2016 — When hiring slows during recessions, the brunt of job losses is borne by job-seekers in their 20s and early 30s, according to a new ... read more

Union Bargaining Coverage Has a Positive Impact on Some Aspects of Job Satisfaction

May 11, 2016 — Union bargaining coverage has significant positive associations with job satisfaction regarding pay and hours, academics have ... read more

New Survey Shows That Retirement Includes Work for Many Older Americans

May 10, 2016 — Departing the workforce entirely and entering retirement at age 65 is no longer a reality for many older people in the United States, according to a recent survey. The study finds that there are ... read more

First Amendment Offers Scant Protection for Professors

May 9, 2016 — When academics choose to litigate speech disputes with colleges and universities, they end up losing nearly three-quarters of the time -- a finding that points to the growing tension between academic ... read more

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

Accepting a Job Below One's Skill Level Can Adversely Affect Future Employment Prospects

Mar. 3, 2016 — Accepting a job below one’s skill level can be severely penalizing when applying for future employment because of the perception that someone who does this is less committed or less competent, ... read more

State Laws Boost Flu Vaccination Rates in Health Care Workers

Mar. 2, 2016 — State laws mandating influenza immunization for people who work in health care increase their vaccination rates, according to new research. From 2000 to 2005, only Maine and New Hampshire had flu ... 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

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