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Career - Economics / Business - 14.02.2018
Universal basic income policies don’t cause people to leave workforce, study finds
New research from the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy suggests that a universal basic income would not cause people to leave the workforce. Such proposals, including one considered by Hillary Clinton during her 2016 presidential campaign, include direct payments that ensure each resident has a baseline of income to provide for basic needs.

Career - 12.02.2018
Birmingham stages musical welcome for Chinese Year of the Dog
Researchers from the University of Birmingham have found that raising your level of education and skills during your working life are key factors in determining your quality of life in retirement and older age. The study, led by Birmingham Business School , University of Birmingham, involved interviewing around 50 retirees from a range of different professions and educational backgrounds.

Economics / Business - Career - 07.02.2018
Wage increases do not have a persistent effect on job satisfaction
Wage increases do not have a persistent effect on job satisfaction
After a wage increase, people tend to be more satisfied with their jobs - and even more so when what they have gained exceeds the wage increases of their colleagues. Yet, this effect on job satisfaction is not persistent. Two economists from University of Basel reported these findings in a study recently published in the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization.

Health - Career - 29.01.2018
Lead nurse explains how to engage more clinical staff in research
Lead nurse explains how to engage more clinical staff in research
Professor Mary Wells has been appointed Lead Nurse for Research at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. Mary is a cancer nurse with a clinical academic background in health services research within oncology. In this new role, her key responsibilities are to provide professional leadership and support to research nurses and research practitioners across the trust.

Career - Administration - 18.01.2018
Whitehall fails to fully exploit talents of non-exec directors, finds UCL study
Whitehall fails to fully exploit talents of non-exec directors, finds UCL study
Whitehall is failing to fully exploit the expertise of non-executive directors (NEDs) to improve the way departments' policies and plans are devised and implemented despite their high calibre, commitment and experience, a study by UCL's Constitution Unit has found. The study, which was led by Professor Robert Hazell, found civil servants "greatly valued" the advice and expertise of NEDs but that the non-executive directors themselves found the role frustrating and felt they could be much more effective if the system only allowed.

Health - Career - 12.01.2018
Nurse staffing levels linked to patient satisfaction
Satisfaction with care in hospitals declines when patients believe there are not enough nurses on wards, according to a new study based on the NHS Inpatient Survey published in the BMJ Open . Only 14 per cent of patients who reported there was never or rarely enough nurses on the hospital ward rated their care as excellent, while 57 percent of patients who reported there were usually enough nurses rated their care as excellent.

Law - Career - 12.01.2018
For women fighting the gender pay gap discrimination law is limited
Discrimination law has limited capacity to address the gender pay gap, writes legal expert Alice Orchiston. If women discover they are earning less than their male counterparts for the same jobs, their legal avenues for pursuing equal pay are limited. It's difficult to prove and costly to litigate. The federal Sex Discrimination Act makes it unlawful for an employer to provide less favourable terms and conditions of employment to an employee "because of" that employee's sex.