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Career - 09.08.2022
Analysis: Ethnic minority workers earn much less than white counterparts within the same firm
Analysis: Ethnic minority workers earn much less than white counterparts within the same firm
Writing in The Conversation, Professor Alex Bryson (UCL Social Research Institute), Dr John Forth (City University) and Dr Nikolaos Theodoropoulos (University of Cyprus) report on their new research into wage disparities found between ethnic minorities and white counterparts. Ethnic minorities make up an ever larger share of the UK workforce.

Career - 09.08.2022
Significant wage disparities found between ethnic minorities and white counterparts
Significant wage disparities found between ethnic minorities and white counterparts
Significant differences exist in the earnings between white and ethnic minority workers who are colleagues in the same workplace, according to a new study co-led by UCL, Bayes Business School and the University of Cyprus. Published in the British Journal of Industrial Relations , the research explores the scale of ethnic wage gaps among full-time employees, after accounting for the segregation of white and ethnic minority employees into different types of workplaces.

Career - 04.08.2022
Successful Women Make the Best Advocates to Help Other Women Rise up in the Ranks
Job referrals can have different effects depending on the gender and level of experience of who provides them New research utilizing data from U.S. Supreme Court law clerk hiring decisions finds that female job applicants with recommendations from other highly tenured women have the strongest chance of getting a job offer.

Health - Career - 20.07.2022
Hertha Firnberg Fellow at the Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering
The Hertha Firnberg Fellowship was established by the FWF to support highly qualified young female researchers in their university careers. In 2021, the grant was awarded to Anna Breger, who is now starting her research work as a postdoc at MedUni Vienna as part of this programme. With her research project "Image based Data Evaluation Analyses and Medical Application", Anna Breger and her new colleagues at the Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering aim to improve the generalisation of automated quality assessment of digital image data.

Campus - Career - 19.07.2022
Delaying retirement age increases the risk of mortality for certain groups
An academic study shows how this measure affects the 60-69 age group and mostly harms employees with low-skilled, physically and psychosocially demanding jobs. Researchers, including Sergi Jiménez-Martín, a UPF full professor of Economics, say allowing flexible retirement plans, such as partial retirement, mitigates the negative effect of delaying retirement.

Economics / Business - Career - 13.07.2022
Profits caused wages in the financial sector to rise
Profits caused wages in the financial sector to rise
Skills played a secondary role, shows a study by the ECONtribute Cluster of Excellence Companies share rising profits with their employees, which has led to above-average wage increases in the financial sector in recent years. This was revealed by a team led by Dr. Michael Böhm, a researcher at the ECONtribute Cluster of Excellence at the University of Bonn.

Economics / Business - Career - 12.07.2022
Trade secret protections benefit small firms, consumers: research
Trade secret protections benefit small firms, consumers: research
Proprietary knowledge protection greatly benefits young and small firms, leading to increased product market competition benefits for consumers, new University of Sydney Business School research finds. The debate over whether proprietary knowledge protection helps or hinders market competition has received a resounding vote in favour of the former, in new research that studied the performance of over 10,000 US-based companies.

Career - Campus - 20.06.2022
Research explores tactics women leaders employ to overcome gender stereotypes, toll such actions take
In corporate boardrooms, women often face backlash or negative career consequences when they are unable to display both warmth and competence-gendered societal expectations commonly referred to as the "double bind. Study: Managing the Double Bind: Women Directors' Participation Tactics in the Gendered Boardroom Morela Hernandez , professor at the University of Michigan Ford School of Public Policy and faculty director of the school's Leadership Initiative, investigates the disadvantages that women leaders face, which ultimately hinders progress toward gender equality.

Career - Social Sciences - 16.06.2022
Privileges confirmed for straight white men working in STEM
A new study that considered multiple aspects including sexual identity and disabilities confirms a long-held belief: White, heterosexual men without disabilities are privileged in STEM careers. Study: The Intersectional Privilege of White Able-Bodied Heterosexual Men in STEM The University of Michigan study of 25,300 professionals in science, technology, engineering and math shows that this segment experiences better treatment and rewards than members of 31 other categories by gender, race, LGBTQ+ status and disability status.

Health - Career - 01.06.2022
Gratitude Expressions Between Co-Workers Improve Cardiovascular Responses to Stress
Giving and receiving praise in the workplace may be key to managing day-to-day stress and can enhance performance under pressure A study from the University of California San Diego's Rady School of Management finds teammates who thanked each other before performing a high-stress task had a better cardiovascular response compared to teams who did not express gratitude.

Career - Law - 31.05.2022
Experience desired: Nonwhite women face different standard for judgeships
Experience desired: Nonwhite women face different standard for judgeships
Women of color appointed to the federal judiciary typically have a greater depth of professional experiences and are more likely to have previously served as a judge than their white male counterparts, according to a new study coauthored by Yale political scientist Allison Harris.

Career - 27.04.2022
Bullying: why most people do nothing when they witness it - and how to take action
Bullying: why most people do nothing when they witness it - and how to take action
Imagine that you are at work, and you witness a colleague repeatedly bullying another colleague. What would you do? While many of us like to think that we would interfere to stop it, surveys show that most employees who witness bullying situations, known as bystanders, do not respond in ways that would help the victim.

Career - 25.04.2022
UC3M female researcher participates in the EU report on the regulation of freelance labour platforms
The European Union has opened a proposal for a directive and EU legislation to regulate the digital labour platforms sector.

Astronomy / Space Science - Career - 15.04.2022
Giant stars undergo dramatic weight loss program
Giant stars undergo dramatic weight loss program
A new, slimmer type of red giant star has been identified by astronomers, who liken their discovery to 'finding Wally'. Only around 40 of these stars exist amid a sea of thousands in the Milky Way. Astronomers at the University of Sydney have found a slimmer type of red giant star for the first time.

Career - 07.04.2022
Dire working conditions for Belgian platform workers
A new study finds that five of the largest platform companies in Belgium fail to offer fair working conditions. The Fairwork research project in Belgium,  at the Centre for Sociological Research at KU Leuven and in collaboration with the University of Oxford, rated the working conditions of Takeaway, Ring Twice, Deliveroo, Yoopies, and Top Help.

Career - Research Management - 07.04.2022
Four ERC Consolidator Grants for KU Leuven researchers
Four ERC Consolidator Grants for KU Leuven researchers
The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded its Consolidator Grants. Four KU Leuven researchers are among this year's recipients: bioscience engineer Rob Ameloot, theologist Christina Kreinecker, pediatric nephrologist Elena Levtchenko, and astronomer Jon Sundqvist.

Social Sciences - Career - 04.04.2022
Lessem Studies Policy Effects on Immigrants’ Economic Outcomes
In many nations today, opportunities, income, wealth and resources are unequally distributed among people. Inclusive economic growth, which creates employment opportunities and helps decrease poverty, requires that countries choose policies that boost access to productive jobs, skills training, education and health care for people from all backgrounds.

Health - Career - 29.03.2022
Researchers to study burnout among female health-care workers
Researchers to study burnout among female health-care workers
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the long-standing issue of burnout among health-care workers - a problem that will be studied in depth by a University of Toronto research team. Prior to 2020, severe burnout - characterized by intense emotional exhaustion and decreased professional achievement - was found in 20 to 40 per cent of health-care workers in Canada, according to a brief prepared for Ontario's COVID-19 Science Advisory Table.

Social Sciences - Career - 21.02.2022
New study to investigate the effectiveness of an online LGBTQ+ training course to improve social care for LGBTQ+ young people in England
New study to investigate the effectiveness of an online LGBTQ+ training course to improve social care for LGBTQ+ young people in England
A new study led by the University of Birmingham will evaluate the effectiveness of an online training programme for improving social workers' knowledge, attitudes and beliefs when working with LGBTQ+ young people. In conjunction with What Works for Children's Social Care , the study will determine the effectiveness of LGBTQ+ diversity training for social workers and its impact on practice with LGBTQ+ young people.

Career - 21.02.2022
It’s complicated: People emotionally tied to robots can undermine relationships with co-workers
Robots have helped humans in countless work environments to a point that the latter-in some cases-developed strong emotional bonds with them. A new study by University of Michigan and Sungkyunkwan University (South Korea) researchers indicates that these bonds can be detrimental as workers become more attached to the robot than their colleagues.