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Business/Economics - Careers/Employment
11.09.2017
Employee outsourcing hides slaves in the workforce, shows research
Employee outsourcing hides slaves in the workforce, shows research
Failure to monitor outsourced recruitment is resulting in companies inadvertently employing victims of modern slavery, according to new research led by our School of Management. Interview The research, conducted with the University of Sheffield, suggests that layers of outsourcing, subcontracting and informal hiring of temporary staff are to blame.
Careers/Employment - Social Sciences
07.09.2017
The 13 factors for a successful career
The 13 factors for a successful career
What determines career success' This question has occupied career research, career counseling, organisations and private persons for decades. With the help of a new questionnaire, Bern researchers from the department of work and organisational psychology have now identified the important resources for a successful career.
Careers/Employment
05.09.2017
How retractions hurt scientists' credibility
How retractions hurt scientists’ credibility
Life scientists who have published papers that are retracted by journals subsequently suffer a 10 percent drop in citations of their remaining work, compared to similar but unaffected scientists, according to a new study by MIT researchers. Examining hundreds of cases over a 30-year period, the research quantifies the extent that one discredited study - whether an act of malfeasance or a sloppy piece of research - has on the overall reputation of academic scientists.
Careers/Employment
25.08.2017
24 hours instead of 42 kilometres: Innovation Marathon in Alpbach
24 hours instead of 42 kilometres: Innovation Marathon in Alpbach
Working 24 hours non-stop on real-life problems set by companies and proving the power of innovation at the Alpbach Technology Symposium.
Careers/Employment
17.08.2017
Animation made easy
Animation made easy
Researchers from ETH Zurich and Disney Research have developed a software that makes it easier to animate characters in the entertainment industry.
Careers/Employment - Medicine/Pharmacology
16.08.2017
UW professor Franziska Roesner named one of world's top innovators under 35
UW professor Franziska Roesner named one of world’s top innovators under 35
MIT Technology Review has named University of Washington professor Franziska Roesner one of 35 "Innovators Under 35” for 2017 . Roesner is a faculty member in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering and co-director of the school's Security and Privacy Laboratory. Roesner's research spans a number of projects related to privacy and security in emerging technologies.
Business/Economics - Careers/Employment
09.08.2017
August: Workplace menopause study finds 'women feel they need to cope alone' | News | University of Bristol
August: Workplace menopause study finds ’women feel they need to cope alone’ | News | University of Bristol
A call for more menopause-friendly workplaces is made in a new Government report prepared by a team from the Universities of Bristol and Leicester. In the most comprehensive study of its kind, the report reveals that 'many women tend to feel that they need to cope alone' because of a reluctance to speak up at work.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Careers/Employment
24.07.2017
Safety of medical devices not often evaluated by sex, age, or race
Researchers at Yale and the University of California-San Francisco have found that few medical devices are analyzed to consider the influence of their users' sex, age, or race on safety and effectiveness. The findings are published in JAMA Internal Medicine. " We know that women, the elderly, and minorities have been underrepresented in clinical trials for drugs and treatments of many diseases and conditions," said lead author Sanket S. Dhruva, M.D., a postdoctoral fellow at Yale School of Medicine.
Business/Economics - Careers/Employment
20.07.2017
Individual personal pensions fare worse than group pensions, shows research
Individual personal pensions fare worse than group pensions, shows research
People who take out an individual personal pension can expect lower returns than those who invest in a group personal pension plan, suggests new research from the University of Bath's School of Management. Individual investors are losing out The study finds that individual investors lose out by over 1 per cent a year in comparison with group personal pension plans negotiated by employers, even before differences in fees are taken into account.
Careers/Employment - Law/Forensics
13.07.2017
Anchoring Labour Rights More Effectively In EU Trade Agreements
Anchoring Labour Rights More Effectively In EU Trade Agreements
Professor Adrian Smith and Dr Liam Campling write for Social Europe about strengthening labour rights in UK and EU trade agreements.  Free trade agreements (FTAs) are growing in number and the inclusion in them of labour provisions seeking to improve working conditions are also increasing. A recent study by the ILO found that over 80 per cent of preferential trade agreements that have come into force since 2013 have included such provisions.
Business/Economics - Careers/Employment
06.07.2017
Professional pride is key to repairing banking's image, study finds
Professionally qualified bankers have an extremely high level of professional pride in their work, compared to their non-qualified counterparts, new research has revealed. The Chartered Banker Professionalism Index devised by Nottingham University Business School and the Chartered Banker Institute suggests those bankers, who have made a strong commitment to professionalism, profoundly believe in the value of what they do.
Careers/Employment
06.07.2017
Task Force finds open data’s 2 biggest challenges are finding it and using it when you do find it
The first report of the Open Research Data Task Force has found that two of the greatest challenges to effectively using open research data are that: even when it is notionally accessible researchers often simply cannot find that data, and If they do find it they cannot use it because of frustrating format variabilities and other compatibility issues.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Careers/Employment
03.07.2017
What is best practice in school sex education?
What is best practice in school sex education?
Sex and relationship education (SRE) is regarded as vital for improving young people's sexual health but a third of schools in England lacks good SRE and government guidance is outdated. New research led by the University of Bristol has found clear evidence that school-based SRE and school-linked sexual health services can be effective at improving sexual health.
Careers/Employment - Business/Economics
29.06.2017
UK needs 10,000 new people to keep position in world film production says Work Foundation report
UK needs 10,000 new people to keep position in world film production says Work Foundation report
Barbara Broccoli (pictured), Kathleen Kennedy, BFI Chair Josh Berger and film industry leaders unite behind the plan to ensure the future of UK film, currently worth £4.3 billion to the economy Research from Lancaster University's Work Foundation for the British Film Institute (BFI) says the UK film industry needs more diversity to prevent a skills shortage.
Careers/Employment
28.06.2017
Artists and architects think differently compared to other people
Artists and architects think differently compared to other people
Architects, painters and sculptors conceive of spaces in different ways from other people and from each other, finds a new study by UCL and Bangor University researchers. When asked to talk about images of places, painters are more likely to describe the depicted space as a two-dimensional image, while architects are more likely to focus on paths and the boundaries of the space.
Psychology - Careers/Employment
22.06.2017
Authenticity key to landing a new job
Authenticity key to landing a new job
At job interviews, relax and be yourself - if you're good, being yourself may be the best way to secure a job offer, according to a new study involving UCL researchers. Published today in the Journal of Applied Psychology , the study by UCL, Bocconi University, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and London Business School, found that high-quality candidates who strive to present themselves accurately during the interview process significantly increase the likelihood of receiving a job offer.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Careers/Employment
21.06.2017
Blacks, women don’t get same health benefit from employment
ANN ARBOR - Being gainfully employed normally is considered good for health, but new research from the University of Michigan shows that black men, and black and white women don't get the same benefits of increased life expectancy related to employment as white men. Neither do people with lower education.
Careers/Employment - Business/Economics
20.06.2017
Watching cities grow
Watching cities grow
Campus news Hire acquaintances or a grueling recruiting campaign: How do start-ups find their first employees' What makes them attractive when they can‘t offer much in terms of pay' Does a start-up boss have to hold an impassioned speech at least once every week?
Physics/Materials Science - Careers/Employment
15.06.2017
"Hot" Electrons Move Faster Than Expected
For the first time, engineers and scientists at Caltech have been able to directly observe the ultrafast motion of electrons immediately after they are excited with a laserā??and found that these electrons diffuse into their surroundings much faster and farther than previously expected. This behavior, known as "super-diffusion," had been hypothesized but never before seen.
Careers/Employment - Business/Economics
25.05.2017
New research proves the ‘migrant work ethic' exists, in the short term
New research proves the ‘migrant work ethic’ exists, in the short term
The received wisdom that migrant workers have a stronger ‘work ethic' than UK-born workers is proven for the first time, in a new study of Central and East European migrants, from the University of Bath's School of Management. The research shows that migrant workers are over three times less likely to be absent from work than native UK workers, a measure which economists equate with work ethic.
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