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Health - Career - 28.11.2012
Researcher predicts spike in computer-related injuries in medical workers
Researcher predicts spike in computer-related injuries in medical workers
As U.S. health care goes high tech, spurred by $20 billion in federal stimulus incentives, the widespread adoption of electronic medical records and related digital technologies is predicted to reduce errors, save time and lower costs. But it is also likely to significantly boost musculoskeletal injuries among doctors and nurses, concludes a Cornell ergonomics professor in two new papers.

Career - Economics - 05.11.2012
Hidden cyberbullying is as common as conventional counterpart in the workplace
Hidden cyberbullying is as common as conventional counterpart in the workplace
Cyberbullying through e-mail, text and web posts is as common in the workplace as conventional bullying but even more difficult to uncover, research by experts from the University of Sheffield has revealed. Occupational psychologists Christine Sprigg, Carolyn Axtell and Sam Farley of the University of Sheffield, together with Iain Coyne of the University of Nottingham, turned the focus of their investigation onto cyberbullying of adult workers, instead of younger people in schools, for which more research has taken place.

Economics - Career - 03.11.2012
Punched from the Screen - workplace cyber bullying becoming more widespread
Punched from the Screen - workplace cyber bullying becoming more widespread
Cyber bullying - using modern such as e-mails, texts or web-postings - is as common in the workplace as 'conventional' bullying. Yet, the way cyber bullying influences both the victim and witnesses is more hidden in the workplace. These are the findings of 'Punched from the Screen' - new research into workplace bullying carried out by occupational psychologists at The University of Nottingham and the University of Sheffield.

Career - 31.10.2012
Smokers take 2.7 extra sick days per year
Smokers are costing the UK economy 1.4 billion by taking an average of two or three days more sick leave per year than their non-smoking colleagues, a new study has revealed. Current smokers are 33 per cent more likely to miss work than non-smokers and were absent an average of 2.7 extra days per year, according to research conducted by Jo Leonardi-Bee and Stephen Weng in the UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies based at The University of Nottingham.

Career - 18.10.2012
Self-confidence the secret to workplace advancement
18 Oct 2012 The old saying "fake it until you make it" might actually be sound professional advice, with new University of Melbourne research finding self-confidence is a key determinant of workplace success. Drawing upon more than 100 s with professional staff in large corporations in Melbourne, New York and Toronto, the pilot study found a strong correlation between confidence and occupational success Participants were asked to describe their level of confidence at primary school, high school, university, and present day.