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Career - 28.09.2023
Mindfulness is a powerful tool to reduce workplace stress SFU study finds
In the fast-paced corporate world where stress can be an unwelcome colleague for many employees, SFU researchers have found that mindfulness can reduce workplace stress by helping to narrow employees' views of work tasks as threats. Research looking at the role of mindfulness in the workplace conducted by SFU Beedie School professor Lieke ten Brummelhuis and PhD candidate Mariana Toniolo-Barrios is published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences.

Pharmacology - Career - 27.09.2023
How a suction cup delivers medications to the bloodstream
How a suction cup delivers medications to the bloodstream
Researchers at ETH Zurich have developed a suction cup that allows medications to be absorbed through the mucosal lining of the cheeks. This new approach could spare millions of patients the pain and fear associated with injections. Many of today's medications belong to groups of relatively large molecules such as peptides.

Health - Career - 12.09.2023
Over a third of UK medical students do not receive sexual misconduct training
More than a third of newly qualified doctors are leaving UK medical schools without any education on sexual misconduct specifically relating to the medical profession according to new research led by researchers at the University of Cambridge.

Career - Economics - 12.09.2023
Collaborate or compete? The perils of returning to the office
A benefit of working in the office is that it can spur workers to put in more effort, as they are able to observe their colleagues working (and working hard) more easily. Remote work has become increasingly common thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic and left its mark on the Australian workplace, withá knowledge workers ásuch as accountants, engineers and IT specialists the ones who can and do work from home the most.

Career - 30.08.2023
Research DIRCOM Along the AlpSatellites’ Journey
The AlpSatellites project, aimed at verifying the potential of remote working in alpine and remotes areas, is moving forward. It is scheduled for completion in February 2024 and, at the present time, the collection of quantitative survey data has almost been completed. One of the AlpSatellites' project goals is, in fact, understanding the evolving landscape of remote working.

Career - Psychology - 30.08.2023
Valuing employee talents
Valuing employee talents
Haiko Jessurun defended his PhD thesis at the Department of Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences on August 29th. Employees often possess a wider range of talents than they need for their jobs; for example, they may be musically gifted or have great visual thinking capabilities. If these capabilities are not seen and valued, there is a higher risk of what PhD candidate Haiko Jessurun calls "chronic relative underperformance" (CRU).

Health - Career - 22.08.2023
Students from marginalized groups are less likely to seek surgical careers
Students from marginalized groups are less likely to seek surgical careers
A new study finds medical students from marginalized backgrounds are less likely to pursue surgical careers, affecting workforce diversity and patient care. Medical students from marginalized groups are less likely to have sustained or cultivated career paths in surgery, Yale researchers report in a new study.

Health - Career - 21.08.2023
Almost half of NHS workers surveyed have left their role or are considering it
A significant number of healthcare workers have either left their job or considered changing it because they feel undervalued or have experienced discrimination, according to a new study led by the University of Leicester in collaboration with UCL. The study, published in The Lancet , found that 48% of healthcare workers surveyed had either considered or acted upon changing or leaving their roles.

Career - 14.08.2023
These organizational changes can shake up company hierarchy
Organizational change can be seen as a threat, but can also create opportunity. How people initially react to changes depends on their placement within their work groups- status hierarchy, according to new research from the University of Washington. A status hierarchy is an informal ranking of employees based on the amount of respect and admiration earned from others.

Health - Career - 09.08.2023
Exercise apps a good prescription to boost healthcare workers' mental health
Exercise apps a good prescription to boost healthcare workers’ mental health
Science, Health & Technology Sachi Wickramasinghe Simple home workouts using exercise apps can effectively reduce depressive symptoms in healthcare workers and could be a major tool to combat the global mental health crisis in the sector, says new University of British Columbia research. The study, published today in JAMA Psychiatry , divided participants into either a waitlisted control group or an exercise group who were given free access to a suite of home exercise apps called DownDog , that included yoga, cardio and strength training.

Career - Economics - 24.07.2023
Employers should allow workers to break the rules - sometimes
When employees break the rules at work, they can land in hot water - but according to a new study from the UBC Sauder School of Business, bosses may want to think twice about cracking down on those who don't stick to the script. In the past, researchers believed that when employees broke the rules, they were doing it for malicious or self-serving reasons: for example, workers might steal, or take longer breaks than they're entitled to.

Career - Health - 18.07.2023
New research addresses mental health crisis in the construction industry
New research is tackling the mental health crisis in the construction industry - highlighting the benefits of an on-site Health Hub on worker wellbeing. The construction industry has the highest number of deaths by suicide compared to other employment sectors, accounting for 20% of all suicides by occupation between 2011-2019 (ONS).

Career - Social Sciences - 18.07.2023
Employment has a positive effect on mothers’ well-being
The number of working mothers in Germany has been rising for years, however, they find themselves constantly balancing between work and family. Research shows that being employed has a positive effect on a person's health and well-being. However, no research has examined how employment affects the well-being and health of single mothers and cohabiting mothers.

Social Sciences - Career - 17.07.2023
Men ’less satisfied with life’ when their female partner is the only earner - new study
Analysis from Dr Helen Kowalewska and Dr Agnese Vitali looked at the link between breadwinner status and wellbeing in heterosexual couples. Men report lower wellbeing when women are the sole earner in a relationship, versus where both partners are employed or the man is the main breadwinner, according to a revealing new study.

Innovation - Career - 14.07.2023
ChatGPT boosts worker productivity for some writing tasks
A new report by MIT researchers highlights the potential of generative AI to help workers with certain writing assignments. Amid a huge amount of hype around generative AI, a new study from researchers at MIT sheds light on the technology's impact on work, finding that it increased productivity for workers assigned tasks like writing cover letters, delicate emails, and cost-benefit analyses.

Social Sciences - Career - 13.07.2023
Unemployment and underemployment significant drivers of suicide: analysis
Analysis led by University of Sydney researchers has revealed causal effects of unemployment and underemployment on suicide rates in Australia, with an estimated 10 percent of reported suicides over a 13-year period resulting from labour underutilisation. A study examining unemployment and underemployment figures and suicide rates in Australia has found both were significant drivers of suicide mortality between 2004-2016.

Health - Career - 12.07.2023
Financial concerns linked to symptoms of depression in healthcare workers
The largest study of its kind, led by the University of Leicester in collaboration with UCL, found that money worries were associated with an increased risk of depression, particularly in nursing staff. The proportion of workers who had concerns about finances rose from 56% of staff at the start of the study to 78% in 2022.

Career - 06.07.2023
Emailing less is possible, but not easy
Many people use email for work. It is convenient, but also a source of stress. Email can constantly distract you from other work and disrupt your free time. At the same, the workload in many sectors, such as healthcare, can already be high. Cutting back on email use can reduce stress. Researchers at Utrecht University have developed and tested a number of simple solutions with healthcare workers.

Health - Career - 04.07.2023
SMART solutions needed for stressed care workforce
SMART solutions needed for stressed care workforce
Poor work relationships and unmanageable demands on healthcare workers in NSW have prompted the industry to trial work design strategies that improve workers' mental health and wellbeing.

Career - Health - 30.06.2023
Detroit’s 16% unemployment rate driven by labor force rebounders
Sixteen percent of Detroit residents in the labor force were unemployed as of March 2023, according to the latest survey from the University of Michigan's Detroit Metro Area Communities Study. The latest unemployment estimate essentially holds steady from the previous DMACS estimate in August 2022. Detroit's unemployment peaked at 43% at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and remains higher than the estimated pre-pandemic unemployment rate of 8%.
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