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Career - 17.04.2024
Young adults taking longer to find work than preceding generation
The proportion of UK graduates who found work straight out of university fell by nearly 30% between those born in the late 70s to those a decade younger, finds a new study led by a UCL researcher. Additionally, people born in the late 1980s who did not attend university were almost twice as likely to experience a turbulent start to their working lives, characterised by periods of unemployment, part-time employment, and inactivity, compared to those born in the 70s.

Career - 10.04.2024
The evolving attitudes of Gen X toward evolution
Study: The acceptance of evolution: A developmental view of Generation X in the United States (DOI: 10. As the centennial of the Scopes Monkey Trial of 1925 approaches, a new study illustrates that the attitudes of Americans in Generation X toward evolution shifted as they aged.

Career - 08.04.2024
Prioritising your phone over your partner affects creativity in the workplace for women
Prioritising your phone over your partner affects creativity in the workplace for women
Digital distraction undermines partner support that fosters creativity at work. Published on Monday 8 April 2024 Last updated on Tuesday 9 April 2024 Focusing attention on your mobile phone instead of your partner doesn't just strain your relationship - it also affects women's creativity in the workplace, caution researchers from the Universities of Bath, Aston, and IESE Business School.

Career - Health - 04.04.2024
One-third of ride-share drivers have had a crash on the job, survey finds 
One-third of ride-share drivers surveyed in a new study reported being involved in a crash while working. Using a cellphone, driving while tired or driving on unfamiliar roads increased the likelihood of a crash, according to the study by University of Illinois Chicago researchers. The study, recently published in the Journal of Safety Research , is the first the authors know of to quantify the frequency of crashes among ride-share drivers, according to lead author Brett Shannon , a doctoral candidate at UIC's School of Public Health.

Innovation - Career - 01.04.2024
Does technology help or hurt employment?
Combing through 35,000 job categories in U.S. census data, economists found a new way to quantify technology's effects on job loss and creation. This is part 2 of a two-part feature examining new job creation in the U.S. since 1940, based on new research from Ford Professor of Economics David Autor.

Career - 26.03.2024
’You were the only one, from the beginning, who really talked to me.’
Independent guardians who support young survivors of child trafficking are crucial to their protection, safety and recovery in an increasingly difficult environment, analysis shows. Led by academics at Cardiff University and funded by the Modern Slavery and Human Rights Policy and Evidence Centre (Modern Slavery PEC), the research assesses the Independent Child Trafficking Guardianship (ICTG) service.

Career - 23.03.2024
Report reveals strong public support for EDI initiatives
Report reveals strong public support for EDI initiatives
Britons are five times more likely to say Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) initiatives are welcome rather than not, finds new research from UCL, More in Common and University of Oxford. Following a major cross-party policy roundtable hosted at UCL Policy Lab, the report Finding a Balance, shows that EDI initiatives command greater public support when they are rooted in people's everyday experiences.

Career - 15.03.2024
More objective application procedures ensure greater equality in selection, but managers still aren’t convinced
Leaving out personal data on CVs leads to a considerably higher chance of employers selecting candidates with a migration background. This is the conclusion of a large-scale study by Radboud University and Utrecht University on the Municipality of the Hague as an organisation, where over 7,000 applications were studied.

Career - 14.03.2024
Workers misjudge wage markets
Employees underestimate salary levels in their own industry, leading them to spend less time exploring the job market. Many employees believe their counterparts at other firms make less in salary than is actually the case - an assumption that costs them money, according to a study co-authored by MIT scholars.

Career - Psychology - 13.03.2024
Unintended ethical faultline in team-based reward systems
Unintended ethical faultline in team-based reward systems
Employees rewarded jointly more likely to turn blind eye to team members' bad behaviour. Published on Wednesday 13 March 2024 Last updated on Thursday 14 March 2024 Employers who have introduced team-based rewards systems to foster creativity, collaboration, productivity and sales may want to look again at a system that new research shows can create an unintended, insidious side-effect.

Health - Career - 08.03.2024
Female doctors give high marks for working conditions in primary care centers
Female doctors generally rate the working conditions in primary care units (PCUs) highly. This is the result of a recent survey conducted by MedUni Vienna on work-life balance and satisfaction among female doctors working in primary care units. According to the study, there is a need to catch up in the areas of distribution of working hours and time for additional activities such as external teaching or further training.

Social Sciences - Career - 28.02.2024
Women and men unequal when it comes to the stress of teleworking
Women and men unequal when it comes to the stress of teleworking
The stress factors associated with working at home affect women and men differently, and these effects vary greatly from Quebec to France . A wide-ranging study of telecommuting since the pandemic, as part of an extensive project initiated and piloted by Gaëlle Cachat-Rosset , professor in the Faculty of Administrative Sciences at Université Laval, shows that women and men in Quebec and France are affected differently by the stress factors associated with telecommuting.

Career - Psychology - 20.02.2024
Lessons from the pandemic: the trouble with working from home
Researchers in Canada and France followed 700 office workers for six months in 2020 and 2021 to see how they were coping. Their findings reveal a less than favorable outlook on extensive remote work. Remember when COVID-19 hit, and suddenly everyone was working from home? Well, a team of researchers in Montreal and Paris decided to dig deeper into how this shift affected office workers during the pandemic.

Career - Pedagogy - 12.02.2024
An innovation engine: adapting a successful learning model
Applying the benefits from WE Accelerate work-integrated learning pilot for first-year co-op students to different learners By Matthew King Co-operative Education and Experiential Education In 2020, the negative impact of the global pandemic was particularly challenging for co-op students in their first work term.

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.
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