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Career - 07.07.2020
Number of Aussies not actively looking for work on the rise
Number of Aussies not actively looking for work on the rise
New data shows there are signs of improvement in labour market outcomes between May and late June, though hours worked are still below pre-COVID levels. But the number of Australians actively looking for work has declined, according to the researchers. The analysis builds on a first-of-its kind longitudinal study of people's activities and wellbeing before and after the COVID-19 crisis.

Career - Economics / Business - 03.07.2020
Unequal paths to recovery as economy reopens
Low-income workers are almost twice as likely to be laid-off or furloughed as high-income workers, according to a new UCL study examining income and consumption effects of Covid-19. The working paper, published by Puey Ungphakorn Institute for Economic Research , highlights that a significant proportion of those low-income workers - 70 percent from the bottom fifth of the income distribution - have struggled to afford living costs.

Career - Health - 25.06.2020
Economic impact of Covid-19 compounding existing inequalities in Wales, report finds
Wales's lowest earners were ten times more likely to have been affected by the Covid-19 shutdown than those on the highest salaries, research shows. The briefing paper from Cardiff University's Wales Governance Centre says almost half of those bringing home the smallest incomes were working in jobs that were forced to stop due to the lockdown.

Career - 18.06.2020
Reveals dual impact of technology on worker's mental health
Reveals dual impact of technology on worker’s mental health
With millions of people working from home throughout the coronavirus outbreak, new research has identified key strategies to safeguard mental health including following a regular routine and turning off unnecessary notifications on devices. Led by researchers from the University of Sydney Business School, the peer-reviewed research synthesises existing studies on how technology-driven changes at work will impact workplace mental health and employee wellbeing.

Health - Career - 16.06.2020
UofG researchers collaborate with international partners to mitigate global impacts of COVID-19
The University of Glasgow has committed to supporting international partners with a series of high-impact research collaborations to help mitigate the global health impacts of COVID-19. Researchers from across the University have been awarded funding totally £710,330 from the Global Challenges COVID-19 Rapid Response Research Fund to undertake short-term research projects to urgently assist partners in Colombia, Uganda, Tanzania and Malawi respond to COVID-19.

Career - 10.06.2020
Survey shines a spotlight on barriers to diversity in STEM
Survey shines a spotlight on barriers to diversity in STEM
New research has highlighted some of the barriers faced by individuals from minority groups when it comes to pursuing a career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.   The study, carried out by researchers from the UK and The Australian National University (ANU), found an individual's ethnicity and socio-economic background in particular can impact on their career progression.   Nearly 200 early career scientists were surveyed to examine the links between ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, sex, socio-economic background and disability and markers of career success.

Career - 11.05.2020
USI enters into an agreement with Elsevier for open access scientific publications
USI enters into an agreement with Elsevier for open access scientific publications
After lengthy negotiations conducted by swissuniversities , an agreement was reached with the publisher Elsevier to allow researchers at Swiss universities to publish free Open Access (OA) articles in the world's leading medical and scientific journals. This agreement, which covers also the University libraries of USI, applies to all Elsevier journals, including Gold OA, but excluding The Cell Press, The Lancet e several society journals .

Career - 07.05.2020
Pandemic puts California child care centers "on the brink,” says new report
BERKELEY, CA– As Governor Newsom promises returning workers access to child care, early results from a new study from the University of California, Berkeley show that many California child care programs won't be able to survive unless they receive financial relief.

Health - Career - 07.05.2020
Covid-19 activity levels begin to rebound
Activity levels during lockdown in Britain's busiest regions including Greater London, Greater Manchester and the West Midlands have begun to rebound following successive week-by-week declines, according to new UCL analysis of geographical data. Combining in-app mobile data with demographic indicators, the researchers found that activity levels - defined as the number of unique mobile devices used per hour in each study area - declined during the first five weeks of lockdown, but have ticked up since the 19 th April.

Career - Health - 06.05.2020
Workers Happy despite Crisis and Uncertainty
Workers Happy despite Crisis and Uncertainty
In general, workers in Switzerland and Germany are coping well with the Covid-19 crisis and the associated social disruption. They are feeling happier and finding it easier to unwind and balance work and private life. They are also more engaged at work than last year, a survey among 600 participants carried out by researchers of the University of Zurich shows.

Career - 21.04.2020
Who moves forward in the hiring process?
Who moves forward in the hiring process?
People whose employment histories include part-time, temporary help agency or mismatched work can face challenges during the hiring process, according to new research by Stanford sociologist David Pedulla. When hiring managers review job applications, they must make rapid assessments about who they think is a good candidate for a position.

Life Sciences - Career - 16.03.2020
Free coronavirus sequencing kits for researchers offered by U-M startup
As doctors, scientists and governments try to get a grip on COVID-19, the University of Michigan startup Arbor Biosciences is providing free kits to capture the genetic code of virus samples. Variations in that code reveal how the virus has morphed over time-for instance, enabling it to change from an animal disease to one that can be passed from one human to another.

Career - 03.03.2020
BAME millennials at greater risk of being in unstable employment
Millennials from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds are 47% more likely to be on a zero-hours contract, compared to their White peers, according to a new report from the UCL Centre for Longitudinal Studies, Carnegie UK Trust, and Operation Black Vote Millennials from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds are 47% more likely to be on a zero-hours contract, and have 10% greater odds of working a second job, compared to their White peers, according to a new report from the UCL Centre for Longitudinal Studies, Carnegie UK Trust, and Operation Black Vote.

Career - Economics / Business - 18.02.2020
German minimum wage drove workers to more productive firms
The introduction of the minimum wage for the first time in Germany in 2015 drove workers from smaller to larger and more productive businesses that pay higher wages, according to a UCL and Institute for Employment Research (IAB) Nuremberg study. The study, published as a CReAM discussion paper, is the most comprehensive analysis of the wider implications of Germany's minimum wage policy.

Environment - Career - 12.02.2020
Fighting climate change at the sink: A guide to greener dishwashing
If you're an environmentally conscious consumer, you've probably heard that today's highly efficient dishwashers use less energy and water than traditional hand-washing techniques. While that's true in most cases, there's one manual washing technique-the two-basin method, in which dishes are soaked and scrubbed in hot water and then rinsed in cold water-that is associated with fewer greenhouse gas emissions than machine dishwashing.

Career - 23.01.2020
Major Decisions
New research finds the time of day when a student takes a class can affect the major selected later in the academic career A major can have a significant impact on a student's future. One would think that this decision would warrant thoughtful deliberation, but for many students this decision may hinge on the time of day a class is taken.

Career - Research Management - 26.11.2019
Early co-authorship with a senior academic boosts junior researchers’ future careers
Co-authoring a research paper with an established scientist early in an academic's career leads to significant future benefits for the junior researcher, finds a paper by UCL. This effect is much stronger for early-career researchers affiliated with less prestigious institutions, who are statistically less likely later in their careers to reach the same levels those at the most prestigious institutions will.

Career - 07.11.2019
Conscientiousness is top personality predictor of positive career and work-related outcomes, has broad benefits
A study from the University of Minnesota, recently published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), found that conscientiousness - a family of personality traits that combines being disciplined, focused, tenacious, organized and responsible - is the personality trait that best predicts work-related success across the board in life.

Career - Pedagogy - 22.10.2019
Women ‘less likely to progress at work’ than their male counterparts following childbirth
Women and men experience a 'large divergence' in their career paths in the years following childbirth, according to a study following more than 3,500 new parents. Only 27.8 per cent of women are in full-time work or self-employed three years after childbirth, compared to 90 per cent of new fathers.

Career - 18.10.2019
Promoting open science
Promoting open science
As part of its 50th anniversary celebration, EPFL is highlighting his commitment for open and reproducible research through an exceptional Open Science Day, today. Interview of president of the Open Science Strategic Committee, Katrin Beyer. When the World Wide Web was invented at CERN 30 years ago, no one talked about open science.
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