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Health - Careers / Employment - 14.11.2013
Nurses managing type 2 diabetes will require significant change
Nurses in general practice who manage type2 diabetes patients are under-resourced a new University of Melbourne study shows. To mark World Diabetes day, (14 November) University of Melbourne researcher Dr Irene Blackberry, a Research Fellow from the General Practice and Primary Health Care Academic Centre, said the study suggested that generalist nurses located within general practices are under resourced and time-poor, making a role in chronic disease management difficult.

Health - Careers / Employment - 09.10.2013
One in three older people experience age discrimination
One in three older people experience age discrimination
New research from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) reveals 33 per cent of all older people experience perceived age discrimination, with less wealthy older men being at highest risk. The study highlights the high levels of age discrimination faced by older people, a situation that worsens as they age.

Social Sciences - Careers / Employment - 30.09.2013
UAlberta alumni-founded organizations a staggering engine of Alberta's prosperity
UAlberta alumni-founded organizations a staggering engine of Alberta’s prosperity
A new landmark study estimates that University of Alberta alumni have collectively founded 70,258 organizations globally, creating more than 1.5 million jobs and generating annual revenues of $348.5 billion. By comparison, the annual gross domestic product of the province of Alberta is $306.7 billion.

Health - Careers / Employment - 25.09.2013
Racial differences exist in reports of workplace drug testing
Drug testing occurs more often in workplaces where racial and ethnic minorities are employed, according to a new study by Yale School of Medicine. The study appears online in the Early View of the American Journal on Addictions. The prevalence of workplace drug testing for current and new employees has been increasing since the 1980s.

Careers / Employment - 24.07.2013
Luxury products' role in relationships
Study shows women's pricy purchases can keep rivals away from their mate MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (07/24/2013) —Purchasing designer handbags and shoes is a means for women to express their style, boost self-esteem, or even signal status. New University of Minnesota research suggests some women also seek these luxury items to prevent other women from stealing their man.

Careers / Employment - Social Sciences - 12.06.2013
How your home life can hurt your career
If policy-makers want to do something about falling birth rates, they might take a look at improving how people are treated at work when they step outside of traditional family roles at home, a U of'T researcher says. New studies show that women without children and mothers with non-traditional caregiving arrangements suffer the most harassment in the workplace, while middle-class men who take on non-traditional caregiving roles are treated worse at work than men who stick closer to traditional gender norms in the family.

Psychology - Careers / Employment - 11.04.2013
Women active in feminist causes harassed more at work
ANN ARBOR-Working women who engage in feminist activism report more experiences of gender harassment on the job, regardless of whether or not they identify themselves as feminists, a new University of Michigan study indicates. "A woman who personally adopts the feminist label may not 'out' herself as such to others," said Kathryn Holland, the study's lead author and a graduate student in women's studies and psychology.

Careers / Employment - Life Sciences - 05.04.2013
Racing start for two-year-old thoroughbreds not detrimental
Racing start for two-year-old thoroughbreds not detrimental
This coming Saturday, Sydney will again play host to the Golden Slipper, the most lucrative horse race for two-year-old thoroughbreds in the world, despite ongoing criticism of horses being raced at this young age including by an Australian Senate Select Committee on animal welfare. University of Sydney researchers have addressed this issue in the most comprehensive study yet undertaken to determine whether the age at which thoroughbreds start their career has an effect on the length of their career.

Careers / Employment - Psychology - 03.04.2013
Diversity programs give illusion of corporate fairness, study shows
Diversity training programs lead people to believe that work environments are fair even when given evidence of hiring, promotion or salary inequities, according to new findings by psychologists at the University of Washington and other universities. The study also revealed that participants, all of whom were white, were less likely to take discrimination complaints seriously against companies who had diversity programs.

Administration - Careers / Employment - 26.03.2013
Manchester Chief Constable makes diversity pledge
The Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police has said he will ensure his staff are treated fairly and that he will build a diverse workforce. Sir Peter Fahy has accepted the recommendations of a University of Manchester report, which found that ethnicity was a factor in internal misconduct and counter-corruption investigations involving police officers and staff.

Careers / Employment - Health - 05.03.2013
Disabled employees more likely to be attacked and bullied at work, research finds
Employees with disabilities are twice as likely to be attacked at work and experience much higher rates of insults, ridicule and intimidation, a new study has found. Research from the universities of Plymouth and Cardiff found people with physical or psychological disabilities or long-term illness reported higher rates of 21 types of ill-treatment than did other workers.

Careers / Employment - Sport Sciences - 28.02.2013
A sporting chance for those less likely to be considered
A sporting chance for those less likely to be considered
If you are born earlier in the sporting year there is a good chance the elite sports selection process will be biased in your favour. According to a study published today in the online science journal PLOS ONE , National Hockey League (NHL) draftees born between July and December were on average much more likely to go on to have successful top level playing careers and compared to those born in the first three months of the sporting year who were initially more favoured by the sports' system.

Business / Economics - Careers / Employment - 25.02.2013
Entrepreneurs really do matter as study shows 60% sales drop after founders die
The death of a founding entrepreneur wipes out on average 60 per cent of a firm's sales and cuts jobs by around 17 per cent, according to a new study. The research, by Sascha O. Becker at the University of Warwick and Hans K. Hvide at the University of Bergen, sheds light on exactly how much a founder-entrepreneur ‘matters' in terms of influencing the performance of privately-owned businesses.

Health - Careers / Employment - 21.01.2013
Cleaning jobs linked to asthma risk
Cleaning jobs linked to asthma risk
A new study has found strong evidence for a link between cleaning jobs and risk of developing asthma. Researchers at Imperial College London tracked the occurrence of asthma in a group of 9,488 people born in Britain in 1958. Not including those who had asthma as children, nine per cent developed asthma by age 42.

Careers / Employment - Psychology - 18.01.2013
Powerful people better at shaking off rebuffs, bonding with others
Powerful people better at shaking off rebuffs, bonding with others
Employees often tiptoe around their bosses for fear of offending them. But new research from UC Berkeley shows people in power have thicker skin than one might think. A UC Berkeley study has found that people in authority positions - whether at home or in the workplace – are quicker to recover from mild rejection, and will seek out social bonding opportunities even if they've been rebuffed.

Astronomy / Space Science - Careers / Employment - 07.01.2013
Within 'habitable zone,' more planets than we knew
Within ’habitable zone,’ more planets than we knew
The number of known places in our galaxy theoretically hospitable to life may be significantly greater than previously thought, according to new research. Researchers with Planet Hunters are reporting the discovery of a Jupiter-sized planet in the so-called "habitable zone" of a star similar to Earth's sun, as well as the identification of 15 new candidate planets also orbiting within their star's habitable zone.