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Media - Career - 03.07.2024
Economist retweets boost visibility, outcomes for doctoral job seekers
Job candidates often seek any advantage to secure employment, and a new study investigates a less-than-typical source: retweets from researchers on social media. The University of Michigan study indicates that when prominent economists retweet job market papers-which are doctoral students' main academic work for job applications-with comments, it significantly boosts visibility and recognition for candidates.

Career - Psychology - 02.07.2024
Ivey research explores role of allies in shaping inclusive workplaces
Ivey research explores role of allies in shaping inclusive workplaces
In Canada, the concept of allyship has emerged as a pivotal strategy for firms striving to meet their equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) goals. In a new study , Not all'allies are created equal: An intersectional examination of relational allyship for women of color at work,   Barnini Bhattacharyya , a professor at Ivey Business School, investigated the power dynamics of allyship as it relates to women of colour in the workplace.

Physics - Career - 01.07.2024
IFIC researcher Carlos Mariñas will lead the upgrade operations of the Japanese particle physics experiment Belle II
Carlos Mariñas, researcher at the Institute of Corpuscular Physics (IFIC, UV-CSIC), has been appointed head of the global upgrade operations for the Japanese Belle II detector, an experiment involving over 1,000 researchers from 27 countries aimed at improving the efficiency of high-luminosity operations, which are crucial for the detailed study of both rare processes and future discoveries in particle physics.

Career - 25.06.2024
Informal care is difficult to combine with work
Informal care has a huge impact on your working life. Informal carers earn less per hour and are less satisfied with their job. This is the conclusion reached by sociologist Klara Raiber, who will defend her PhD dissertation at Radboud University on 2 July. With more people becoming informal carers, the researcher says it is high time for structural support to be provided.

Career - 24.06.2024
Consider embedding platform work in the job market
Platform work, such as driving for Uber or freelancing through Upwork, is booming, but it also raises questions about employment rights. A new EU directive should soon make it easier for platform workers to prove that they are not self-employed but employees. But what then? According to labour law researcher Jorn Kloostra, not enough attention has been paid to how platform work should be given a sustainable place in the Dutch job market.

Career - Health - 20.06.2024
Moderate exercise may reduce job burnout, help curb ’quiet quitting’ among employees
Study: The Relationship Between Employee Physical Activity Intensity and Workplace Burnout: A Cross-sectional Study Employees who exercise moderately feel less emotionally exhausted and more personally satisfied at work than their less active co-workers, a new University of Michigan study found. Researchers at the U-M School of Kinesiology wanted to understand the relationship between physical activity and workplace burnout, says Michele Marenus, a former doctoral candidate whose adviser was the study's principal investigator, Weiyun Chen.

Social Sciences - Career - 10.06.2024
Italian Moms Work far Fewer Years than Dads, while Finland Shows Equality
Italian Moms Work far Fewer Years than Dads, while Finland Shows Equality
Significant differences in the working lives of mothers and fathers in Italy - Finland, on the other hand, balanced A study by the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research shows that, in contrast to Finland, from midlife mothers in Italy and the US work significantly fewer years than fathers, especially if they have two and more children.

Career - 06.06.2024
Report proposes new rights to protect workers from 'unfair, unaccountable and uncaring' algorithms
Report proposes new rights to protect workers from ’unfair, unaccountable and uncaring’ algorithms
A report published today [6 June] calls for a new generation of rights to protect workers from the rise of 'management by algorithm'. The report published by the Institute of Employment Rights says that algorithmic management threatens to degrade workers' rights and conditions and that current protections in the law are inadequate in the face of technological change.

Career - 03.06.2024
Q&A: Microinclusions improve women’s workplace belonging and commitment
Imagine your first day at a new job. You' probably feel nervous, wondering how you'll fit in with the team. It's natural to worry if your co-workers will be supportive, or if they'll take your contributions seriously. This experience is amplified for women in technology companies, who often face underrepresentation and negative stereotypes about their abilities to contribute.

Career - Campus - 31.05.2024
Motivation profiles linked to perseverance during the doctorate
Motivation profiles linked to perseverance during the doctorate
A study analyzes the motivations for pursuing a doctorate to determine the factors conducive to a high rate of doctoral success . Around 50% of doctoral candidates drop out before graduation. David Litalien and Frédéric Guay, professors in the Faculty of Education at Université Laval, have identified four motivational profiles linked to perseverance in postgraduate studies.

Career - Economics - 29.05.2024
Tepper School Economist Examines Impact of Noncompete Agreements
Liyan Shi , an assistant professor of economics in the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University, argued in a study published in Econometrica that noncompete agreements harm the economy. She suggested that a near ban of these noncompete agreements may be the best policy. In April, the Federal Trade Commission issued a final rule aimed at promoting competition by banning noncompetes nationwide, to protect the fundamental freedom of workers to change jobs, increasing innovation and fostering new business formation.

Career - Economics - 29.05.2024
New U-M studies challenge widely held beliefs, published research on women in the workplace
The effect of flatter hierarchy on applicant pool gender diversity: Evidence from experiments Frake's co-authors were Reuben Hurst of University of Maryland's Smith School of Business and Saerom (Ronnie) Lee of University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business. Collider bias in strategy and management research: An illustration using women CEO's effect on other women's career outcomes Frake's co-authors were Andreas Hagemann of U-M's Ross School of Business and Jose Uribe of Indiana University's Kelley School of Business.

Media - Career - 28.05.2024
Motivating experts to contribute to open content
Study: Motivating Experts to Contribute to Digital Public Goods: A Personalized Field Experiment on Wikipedia ( Getting experts to contribute to open content, such as Wikipedia, is not an easy task as experts often have high demands on their time. But one way to increase expert contributions is to understand what motivates them to contribute, a University of Michigan study shows.

Event - Career - 27.05.2024
How virtual meetings can be improved
How virtual meetings can be improved
Almost one in three is more passive in virtual meetings than in physical meetings There is still room for improvement in virtual meetings - this is the conclusion of the interdisciplinary research project COME - Cooperative Meetings at the University of Vienna. A successful meeting requires more than just the right technical equipment.

Career - Media - 22.05.2024
Nearly a third of Welsh journalists are considering leaving the sector
A higher proportion of Welsh journalists are considering leaving the profession compared to those from across the UK, new analysis from Cardiff University shows. The study by researchers at the Centre for the Creative Economy, reveals the scale of challenge ahead for the survival and integrity of public interest journalism in Wales.

Health - Career - 21.05.2024
Study offers ways to boost participation in program promoting healthy pregnancies, infant growth
Home visiting programs are effective in promoting healthy pregnancies, birth outcomes and infant growth and development-and new University of Michigan research offers ways to increase participation among eligible families. Michigan's Maternal and Infant Health Program-the largest evidence-based home visiting program in the state-reaches just 30% of the roughly 41,000 Medicaid-eligible pregnant people in the state qualified to participate.

Career - 14.05.2024
How to reward employees fairly and improve team dynamics
A recent study by researchers from the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University has shed light on how to reward employees more fairly and improve team dynamics. The study found that when less skilled employees report their performance voluntarily, they often exaggerate their achievements and ask for higher bonuses.

Career - 13.05.2024
Employment quality influences health through motivation and job insecurity
A study by the Institute for Research in Human Resources Psychology, Organisational Development and Quality of Working Life (IDOCAL) of the University of València (UV) concludes that both salary and type of contract (permanent or temporary) influence the occupational health of individuals through different explanatory mechanisms, while the type of work schedule (full-time or part-time) does not affect the health of employees.

Career - Innovation - 07.05.2024
How AI might shape LGBTQIA+ advocacy
New "AI Comes Out of the Closet" system seeks to merge artificial intelligence and LGBTQIA+ support. " AI Comes Out of the Closet " is a large learning model (LLM)-based online system that leverages artificial intelligence-generated dialog and virtual characters to create complex social interaction simulations.

Career - Psychology - 25.04.2024
New Meta-Analysis Shows That Having a Dialect or Accent May Disadvantage Applicants in Recruitment Processes
Researchers recommend the use of structured interviews to reduce potential biases People who speak a regional dialect or who have an accent may be at a disadvantage in personnel selection processes. This is the result of a new meta-analysis carried out by researchers at Freie Universität Berlin, the Neu-Ulm University of Applied Sciences, and Ulm University.
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