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Health - Career - 06.02.2024
Long and irregular work hours may impair sleep
People who have atypical work patterns, such as shift workers and those who work on the weekend, have worse quality and quantity of sleep, compared to those who work a typical 35-40 hour week, finds a new study led by UCL researchers. The research, published in BMC Public Health and in collaboration with Queen Mary University of London and the University of Southampton, used data from the UK Household Longitudinal Study, known as Understanding Society, to analyse the work and sleep patterns of over 25,000 men and women between 2012 and 2017.

Career - 02.02.2024
Enabling prosthetic limbs to 'feel'
Enabling prosthetic limbs to ’feel’
Technology that enables amputees to 'feel' wetness through a prosthesis has been developed by a team of researchers at the University of Southampton and at EPFL, one of the two Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology. The scientists have developed a sensor that fits on a prosthetic hand and is connected to a stimulator that touches the wearer's residual limb, so they can feel the sensation of wetness through their skin.

Economics - Career - 30.01.2024
Family businesses lay off fewer workers, according to a study
Family businesses have stronger incentives to avoid practices such as workforce reductions, which can damage their emotional attachment and negatively affect their reputation and image in the community. This is one of the conclusions of an international research project, in which the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) has participated, which explores whether family-controlled firms offer greater job security compared to non-family firms.

Career - 22.01.2024
The growing influence of Gen Z in the workforce
Work-integrated learning programs prepare organizations on how to access the next generation of talent University Relations Dr. David Drewery is the associate director of the Work-Learn Institute - a research, education and consulting unit at the University of Waterloo that advances work-integrated learning programs for employers and higher education institutions.

Health - Career - 18.12.2023
A more pleasant workplace to improve mental health
A more pleasant workplace to improve mental health
Anna Bergefurt defended her PhD thesis cum laude at the Department of Built Environment on December 18th. How do plants, noise, and the view outside affect your stress level, concentration or mood? PhD researcher Lisanne Bergefurt examined how different aspects of the physical workplace can influence employees' mental health.

Career - Social Sciences - 15.12.2023
Less social media makes you happier and more efficient at work
Less social media makes you happier and more efficient at work
Are you feeling permanently stressed and overworked? It could be due to your social media consumption. Reducing it by as little as 30 minutes a day makes a difference. If you feel overworked and stressed, you'll be less committed to your job and perform less well. Many companies are aware of this problem and, therefore, spend money on professionals to look after the mental health of their employees.

Career - 07.12.2023
Generous social welfare policies are linked to decreased child neglect
Study: Childcare subsidy employment and copayment requirements and child maltreatment Young children in low-income households could be at risk for abuse and neglect if their parents are unable to receive adequate child care subsidies, a new University of Michigan study found. Employment requirements, which vary by state, above a certain threshold have negative consequences for children and families, said Kathryn Maguire-Jack , U-M associate professor of social work and study's lead author.

Social Sciences - Career - 27.11.2023
A new study analyses how we choose friends at school
A new study analyses how we choose friends at school
Similarity is not the key, according to this research which UC3M is taking part in Researchers from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM) and Loyola University have discovered that personality does not seem to have much influence when it comes to choosing social friendships at school, which are based more on the closeness of our contacts, according to a study recently published in the journal PNAS.

Career - 20.11.2023
Wealthy elderly benefit most from ’generation pact’
Ensuring a healthy transition into retirement for older individuals and enhancing career opportunities for the younger workforce: a 'generation pact' allows employees to reduce their working hours once they reach a certain age. The aim is to prevent older workers from dropping out before reaching retirement while creating room for newcomers in the job market.

Health - Career - 14.11.2023
Nurses’ professional judgement not utilised in strategic decision making
Nurses' voices and professional judgement is not being utilised in strategic decision making potentially causing dissatisfaction among staff and a lack of high quality patient care, according to new research led by Cardiff Univeristy. The study, known as Pro-Judge, was funded by the RCN Foundation and looked at how nurses use professional judgement in making decisions about organising the nursing workforce to meet patient needs.

Health - Career - 09.11.2023
Working towards a healthy adult life
UdeM professors Nancy Beauregard and Véronique Dupéré are investigating the impact of balancing studies, work and personal life on students' mental health. Working many hours per week can be detrimental to young people's academic performance and well-being, but studies that explore the positive impacts of work on mental health are few and far between.

Environment - Career - 02.11.2023
America’s low-carbon transition could improve employment opportunities for all
The USA is likely to see consistent job growth from the transition to net zero, but the gains will be unevenly distributed, shows a new analysis. The analysis, conducted by Imperial College London researchers and published today in Nature Climate Change , shows that some states will need new policies to ensure a 'just' transition.

Career - 01.11.2023
Launch of menopause and menstrual health policy will address women’s health inequalities
The University of Glasgow's Adam Smith Business School collaborated on one of the world's first studies to explore both menstrual health and menopause at work, which is informing a new NHS Scotland policy. The University of Glasgow's Adam Smith Business School collaborated on one of the first studies in the world to explore both menstrual health and menopause at work, which is informing a new NHS Scotland policy.

Career - Health - 26.10.2023
Mistreatment of Michigan farmworkers: U-M researchers document abuses, push for change
Study: The Michigan Farmworker Project: A Community-Based Participatory Approach to Research on Precarious Employment and Labor Exploitation of Farmworkers Denied drinking water. Timed bathroom breaks. Threatened or fired for bruising apples while picking them. Unsafe exposure to chemicals and pesticides.

Career - 23.10.2023
Citizens more positive about public employees than stereotypes suggest
What do we think when we think about public employees? They are going home on time, they have high job security and they get paid well. These three stereotypes seem to be universal, according to an international, comparative study by researchers from Utrecht University. But, of course there are more stereotypes and they are sometimes graded differently in different countries.

Career - Sport - 03.10.2023
Reflecting on one's values increases success in job search
Reflecting on one’s values increases success in job search
Researchers show in a new study that a short reflection exercise to boost self confidence increases job search success. This holds true even for the long-term unemployed and people over 50. For many people, losing their job is not only a financial burden but also a psychological one. They are stressed, worry about their social status and begin to doubt themselves.

Career - 28.09.2023
Mindfulness is a powerful tool to reduce workplace stress SFU study finds
In the fast-paced corporate world where stress can be an unwelcome colleague for many employees, SFU researchers have found that mindfulness can reduce workplace stress by helping to narrow employees' views of work tasks as threats. Research looking at the role of mindfulness in the workplace conducted by SFU Beedie School professor Lieke ten Brummelhuis and PhD candidate Mariana Toniolo-Barrios is published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences.

Pharmacology - Career - 27.09.2023
How a suction cup delivers medications to the bloodstream
How a suction cup delivers medications to the bloodstream
Researchers at ETH Zurich have developed a suction cup that allows medications to be absorbed through the mucosal lining of the cheeks. This new approach could spare millions of patients the pain and fear associated with injections. Many of today's medications belong to groups of relatively large molecules such as peptides.

Health - Career - 12.09.2023
Over a third of UK medical students do not receive sexual misconduct training
More than a third of newly qualified doctors are leaving UK medical schools without any education on sexual misconduct specifically relating to the medical profession according to new research led by researchers at the University of Cambridge.

Career - Economics - 12.09.2023
Collaborate or compete? The perils of returning to the office
A benefit of working in the office is that it can spur workers to put in more effort, as they are able to observe their colleagues working (and working hard) more easily. Remote work has become increasingly common thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic and left its mark on the Australian workplace, with  knowledge workers  such as accountants, engineers and IT specialists the ones who can and do work from home the most.