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Employee with higher level of emotional intelligence is more dedicated and satisfied at work
Employees with a high level of emotional intelligence are more dedicated and satisfied at work. This has been shown in a new study from the University of Haifa. (2010-09-15)

Science/Science Careers' survey ranks top biotech, pharma, and biopharma employers
The Science and Science Careers' 2016 annual Top Employers Survey polled employees in the biotechnology, biopharmaceutical, pharmaceutical, and related industries to determine the 20 best employers in these industries as well as their driving characteristics. Respondents to the web-based survey were asked to rate companies based on 23 characteristics, including financial strength, easy adaptation to change, and a research-driven environment. (2016-10-27)

Survey provides new directions for employment of people with disabilities
Survey findings indicate that the majority of employers have processes and practices in place for the inclusion of employees with and without disabilities, and that the commitment to the success of employees with disabilities is shared by supervisors and upper management. The findings offer insight into how effective these processes and practices are for all employees, and point to new directions for expanding their availability, and increasing their effectiveness for individuals with disabilities. (2017-10-10)

Feelings of ethical superiority can lead to workplace ostracism, social undermining: Study
A new Baylor study published in the Journal of Business Ethics suggests that feelings of ethical superiority can cause a chain reaction that is detrimental to you, your coworkers and your organization. (2018-04-24)

Calling your bluff: Supervisors easily sniff out what drives a worker
Good supervisors aren't easily duped by the motives of underlings who go the extra mile -- they know when an employee is sucking up to them because of personal ambition, or when such actions truly have what's best for the organization at heart. (2015-03-05)

New study finds employee incentives can lead to unethical behavior in the workplace
Findings suggest that setting compensation goals can increase dishonesty when managers are also paid a bonus for hitting certain targets. (2018-12-11)

Age and education affect job changes, study finds
New research reveals that people are more likely to change jobs when they are younger and well educated, though not necessarily because they are more open to a new experience. Researchers found that both individual characteristics and the labor market are factors in career mobility. The results, published in the European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, show that people were more likely to change their organizations, industries, and occupations when they were younger, with the age effect being strongest. (2018-07-05)

Don't mix business with pleasure
In working life it's now almost expected that employees answer work-related emails after hours, or take their laptops with them on holiday. But the blurring of boundaries between work and personal life can affect people's sense of well-being and lead to exhaustion. This is according to Ariane Wepfer of the University of Zurich in Switzerland who, together with her colleagues, published a study in Springer's Journal of Business and Psychology. (2017-12-12)

Science/Science Careers' survey ranks top biotech, biopharma, and pharma employers
The Science and Science Careers' 2018 annual Top Employers Survey polled employees in the biotechnology, biopharmaceutical, pharmaceutical, and related industries to determine the 20 best employers in these industries as well as their driving characteristics. Respondents to the web-based survey were asked to rate companies based on 23 characteristics, including financial strength, easy adaptation to change, and a research-driven environment. (2018-10-25)

Businesses need better approach to compliance programs, IU research finds
Recent reports of sexual harassment committed by powerful men also highlight the failures of corporate compliance programs designed to protect employees. This is because few companies understand how their employees reach unethical and illegal decisions or have compliance strategies aimed at curbing them. (2017-11-14)

Attention, bosses: Why angry employees are bad for business
According to University of Arizona research, employees who are angry are more likely to engage in unethical behavior at work -- even if the source of their anger is not job-related. (2016-11-14)

Employee engagement dependent upon conditions created by employer
Employees will feel -- and act -- engaged when their employer creates conditions that permit them to do so. (2008-11-20)

Employees want to sit down less and walk more during work days
Desk-based workers would like to spend less time sitting down and more time walking or doing physical activity as part of their working day, research published in the open-access journal BMC Research Notes suggests. (2017-11-16)

New offices make us more image-conscious
Employees subconsciously act and dress differently in modern open-plan office environments, according to a new study published in the journal Gender, Work and Organization. (2018-05-01)

Use of mobile devices at home can carry conflict to workplace, UTA study says
A University of Texas at Arlington researcher is part of a team of authors who have found that using a mobile device at home for work purposes has negative implications for the employee's work life and also their spouse. (2018-01-05)

High-efficiency building bloopers revealed through WSU led occupant studies
Many researchers know that new high-efficiency buildings don't typically get used as intended. The numbers don't add up, and occupants can easily waste energy if they do not understand how to use the building. Julia Day, assistant professor in Washington State University's School of Design and Construction, set out to learn why. (2017-11-13)

PSU study: Pro-diversity policies make companies more innovative and profitable
PSU business school professor's research shows that companies that hire a more diverse set of employees are rewarded with a richer pipeline of innovative products and a stronger financial position. (2018-02-23)

Mere expectation of checking work email after hours harms health of workers and families
The study demonstrates that employees do not need to spend actual time on work in their off-hours to experience harmful effects. The mere expectations of availability increase strain for employees and their significant others -- even when employees do not engage in actual work during nonwork time. (2018-08-10)

Bullying bosses negatively impact employee performance and behavior
Employees bullied by their bosses are more likely to report unfairness and work stress, and consequently become less committed to their jobs or even retaliate, according to a Portland State University study. (2019-03-07)

Map of ionospheric disturbances to help improve radio network systems
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Study at Johns Hopkins hospital leads to changes in reporting patient safety concerns
In a case study published online last week in Academic Medicine, an international team of researchers led by the University of Cambridge and Johns Hopkins Medicine looked at what prevented employees from raising concerns. (2018-09-20)

Performance appraisal success depends on frequent feedback and good standard setting
Appraisal of employees often gets a bad press, but recent research suggests if it involves frequent feedback between the formal appraisal and good prior planning and communication of standards then it can be successful and appreciated by employees. (2017-11-17)

Practical work-related tasks may reduce burnout in new employees
A new Tel Aviv University study suggests that immediately charging new employees with simple, direct and meaningful tasks may be more effective in preventing newcomer burnout in the workplace than providing 'emotional' assistance. (2018-02-14)

Climate change: Soil animals cannot explain self-reinforcing effect
Leipzig. When the soil warms up, it releases more carbon dioxide (CO2) -- an effect that further fuels climate change. Until now, it had been assumed that the reason for this was mainly due to the presence of small soil animals and microorganisms that would eat and breathe more in warmer temperatures. However, a new study in Nature Climate Change has shown that this is not the case. Quite the contrary: If warmth is accompanied by drought, the soil animals eat even less. (2017-12-21)

Work-family conflict hits home
Researchers have long known that sick children can affect a company's bottom line, as employees are distracted or have to take time off to care for their children. Less is known about the impact a parent's work life has on their children's health. But now researchers have found that children's health is less likely to be negatively affected when their parents feel a sense of control over their work lives. (2019-01-02)

Supervisors driven by bottom line fail to get top performance from employees: Baylor study
Supervisors driven by profits could actually be hurting their coveted bottom lines by losing the respect of their employees, who counter by withholding performance, according to a new study led by Baylor University. (2019-07-25)

How a positive work environment leads to feelings of inclusion among employees
Fostering an inclusive work environment can lead to higher satisfaction, innovation, trust and retention among employees, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York. (2019-03-18)

Baylor study: Bosses who 'phone snub' their employees risk losing trust, engagement
Supervisors who cannot tear themselves away from their smartphones while meeting with employees risk losing their employees' trust and, ultimately, their engagement, according to new research from Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business. (2017-12-14)

Let it go: Mental breaks after work improve sleep
If you've had a bad day at work thanks to rude colleagues, doing something fun and relaxing after you punch out could net you a better night's sleep. (2018-04-23)

Get better customer service by choosing your words wisely
The next time you make a complaint to your cellphone or cable company, don't get personal. (2016-12-12)

Supervisors, coworkers tolerate unethical behavior when production is good, Baylor study
A new Baylor University study published in the journal Personnel Psychology investigates why employees' unethical behaviors may be tolerated versus rejected. Researchers ask: when and why are people ostracized at work? (2016-04-06)

Red light, green light invention prevents work interruptions
A UBC computer scientist has invented a unique desk light that automatically switches from green to red when you are 'in the zone' and shouldn't be disturbed by colleagues. (2017-05-05)

Ethical leadership can have negative consequences, Baylor University researchers say
A new Baylor University study published in the Journal of Business Ethics reveals that ethical leadership compounded by job-hindrance stress and supervisor-induced stress can lead to employee deviance and turnover. (2018-02-06)

Why some of your old work commitments never seem to go away
You can quit work commitments if you want - but some of them never really leave you, new research suggests. In a study of 420 employees representing a wide variety of occupations and work settings at three organizations, researchers found that commitments that workers no longer had were still lingering in their minds. (2018-01-18)

Company partnerships may have in-house ramifications
When companies partner with a sports team or a charity, the deal is usually about attracting consumers and strengthening their brands. Inside a company, however, what happens to employee allegiance? That's the question asked by researchers of the University of Oregon and two United Kingdom universities in Academy of Management Review. (2018-02-14)

PTSD rate among prison employees equals that of war veterans
Prison employees experience PTSD on par with Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans, a new study from a Washington State University College of Nursing researcher found. (2018-07-13)

Supportive colleagues could be the key to health and fairness at work
The attitudes and behaviors of colleagues towards people returning to work from sick leave can have a big impact on whether or not a worker feels they are fairly treated by their organization. (2018-03-06)

Study shows female managers don't mean higher pay for women
A new paper in the European Sociological Review indicates that women's and men's earnings are not affected by the share of female managers in an organization, nor by the sex of workers' individual managers. (2019-04-18)

New study finds that workplace anxiety isn't always a bad thing
Researchers have developed a new comprehensive model of workplace anxiety. It includes triggers for anxiety in the workplace and its effect on employee performance. (2018-04-17)

KFU astronomers discovered an exoplanet together with Turkish and Japanese colleagues
In the last 20 years several thousand exoplanets have been found orbiting solar-type stars, but only about a hundred around giant stars. Most of them are 10 to 20 times heavier than Jupiter, and only about 15 planets are close to Jupiter in mass. This is the first time in Russian astronomy when a planet was discovered with spectroscopic methods. (2017-09-12)

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