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Scientists studying ways to help community college employees lose weight and keep it off
With more than 60 percent of US adults overweight or obese and the resulting costs to employers rising each year, weight-loss programs adaptable to the workplace are needed, experts say. To be effective, such programs must be designed to maintain privacy, employee interest and commitment to long-term success. (2005-07-20)

Workers' comp: perfect fit for chiropractic
Medical biases against doctors of chiropractic in the workers' compensation arena are beginning to fade, as new research points to chiropractic's effectiveness at getting workers back on their feet more quickly and less expensively than traditional medical care, according to the July 2000 Journal of the American Chiropractic Association (JACA). (2000-07-19)

Azure-winged magpies show human-like generosity
Azure-winged magpies take any opportunity to provide food to their group members, even without receiving any reward themselves. A team of cognitive biologists, lead by Lisa Horn and Jorg Massen from the University of Vienna, showed this type of prosocial behavior experimentally in a bird species for the first time. There are very few other animals that show such human-like generosity. The results of their study have been published in the scientific journal Biology Letters. (2016-10-18)

Bad Treatment At Termination Leads Many Ex-Employees To File Suit
How employees are treated when they are fired or laid off can play a major role in determining whether they sue their former employers, new research has found. Those given no explanation of why they were dismissed were 10 times more likely to report suing their former company. (1998-05-27)

Increase in abnormal heart rhythms in shift workers
Shiftwork increases the risk of abnormal heart rhythms, shows research in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. These changes may help to explain why shiftworkers are susceptible to heart disease. (2001-09-10)

Research: Business should embrace 'boomerang employees'
The phenomenon of 'boomerang employees' is not unique to professional athletes, says two studies co-written by T. Brad Harris, a professor of labor and employment relations at Illinois. (2014-07-14)

Workplace fun is fundamental for learning on the job
All work and no play may dull on-the-job learning at workplaces, according to a team of researchers. (2016-12-13)

Behind the executive door
The candidate is bright, personable, accomplished and yes, even charismatic. But how do you tell if she is the real thing or another narcissistic masquerade? During these difficult times when economic recovery in all spheres depends upon solid leadership it is important to differentiate among the candidates. Dr. Karol Wasylyshyn lays out how to spot the three main types of leaders in (2011-10-31)

Researching Facebook business
Establishing and maintaining relationships online is becoming ever more important in the expanding global knowledge economy. But what happens to the relationship between business and consumer when a user 'unfriends'? Writing in the International Journal of the Business Environment, Christopher Sibona and Steven Walczak of The Business School, at the University of Colorado Denver, USA, have found that there are many online and offline reasons why a person might 'unfriend' another party. (2014-02-20)

NIST releases second draft of federal ID credential security standard for comment
NIST has released the second-round draft version of its updated security standard for identity credentials in the Personal Identity Verification cards (PIV cards) that all federal employees and contractors must use. (2012-07-11)

Companies that screen social media accounts alienate job candidates
Research shows companies that screen the social media accounts of job applicants alienate potential employees -- making it harder for them to attract top job candidates. In some cases, social media screening even increases the likelihood that job candidates may take legal action against the offending company. (2013-11-25)

Burning out in silence
Russian companies still pursue authoritarian leadership styles, and employees often avoid articulating their concerns and complaints to management. Together with chronic stress and work-family imbalance, this can often result in emotional burnout. This is the conclusion of a study by researchers from North Dakota State University and HSE University. (2020-05-08)

Off-the-job drinking predicts subsequent on-the-job injury for up to five years
Urban transit operators have one of the most stressful jobs in the United States. Prior research showed that some bus drivers use after-hours alcohol to cope with work-related stress. A new study has found that off-the-job drinking can have a significant impact on subsequent claims of work-related injury. (2002-09-16)

Rapid workplace expansion linked to long-term sickness absence
A Swedish study in this week's issue of The Lancet examining the health effects of exposure to personnel change has shown that rapid workplace expansion is strongly associated with an increased risk of long-term sickness absence and hospital admissions-especially among women working in the public sector. (2004-04-08)

Workplace lifestyle intervention program improves health
A healthy lifestyle intervention program administered at the workplace and developed by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health significantly reduces risk factors for diabetes and heart disease, according to a new study. (2015-03-06)

Nurses cut stress 40 percent with relaxation steps at work
It's estimated that one million people a day miss work in the United States because they're too stressed out. To help lower stress in the workplace, researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center conducted a study with staff members in a surgical intensive care unit. They found that a few simple on-the-job relaxation techniques cut stress levels by 40 percent and lowered the risk of burnout. (2015-05-11)

Pay cuts lead to worker insomnia, but supervisor training helps
When workers take a pay cut, money is not the only thing that is lost - they may also lose sleep, according to new research. A study at four hospitals found that nurses who took an unexpected pay cut reported higher levels of insomnia than their colleagues whose pay did not change. (2006-01-23)

Cutting hours for overemployed may boost well-being, job opportunities for others
If overemployed workers were encouraged by employers to cut back to their level of preference, it could well have a profound impact on employees' well-being, according to a Penn State researcher. (2007-03-20)

Texas Children's Hospital jumps up in list of 'America's Best'
Texas Children's Hospital, the nation's largest pediatric hospital, rose to the No. 4 spot in the ranking of the top 10 pediatric hospitals in the nation, according to the U.S. News & World Report (2004-07-02)

Immigrant domestic workers transform childcare methods
Domestic work carried out by immigrants is changing the way Spanish families care for their children, according to a study done by a researcher at Universidad Carlos III in Madrid who is analyzing this subject. (2011-10-10)

Obese workers cost workplace more than insurance, absenteeism
The cost of obesity among US full-time employees is estimated to be $73.1 billion, according to a new study by a Duke University obesity researcher, published today in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. (2010-10-08)

Hospitality tops list of industries with highest rates of alcohol problems
According to a new report by Ensuring Solutions to Alcohol Problems at the George Washington University Medical Center, alcohol-related problems are disproportionately represented in American business, with employees in the hospitality, construction and wholesale industries significantly more likely to be dependent on or abuse alcohol. (2008-03-25)

Traveler's alert: Business travel linked to obesity and poor health
People who travel for business two weeks or more a month have higher body mass index, higher rates of obesity and poorer self-rated health than those who travel less often. Overall, the researchers found that business people who traveled the most (20 or more days a month) have poorer health on a number of measures. (2011-05-02)

Study examines occupational sun-safety policies for local government workers in Colorado
Few local government organizations in Colorado had policies on environmental controls, such as the provision of outdoor shade, or administrative procedures, including training and resource allocation, to improve sun protection for their workers and most policies addressed employees' use of personal protection practices, according to an article published online by JAMA Dermatology. (2015-05-20)

Obesity increases workers' compensation costs
Gaining too much weight can be as bad for an employer's bottom line as it is for a person's waistline. (2007-04-23)

Cash for weight loss? Works better when employees compete for pots of money, study finds
Peer pressure may carry more weight when it comes to weight loss success than cash alone. (2013-04-01)

Got up on the wrong side of the bed? Your work will show it
A new study of telephone customer service representatives shows just how important it is for employees to start the workday in a good mood. Researchers found that employees' moods when they clocked in tended to affect how they felt the rest of the day. Early mood was linked to their perceptions of customers and to how they reacted to customers' moods. (2011-04-04)

More freedom of discretion for KIT
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) will be granted more autonomy and far more freedom of discretion. Today, the Baden- Württemberg state parliament adopted the KIT Further Development Act, as a result of which KIT will be principal of its civil servants and employer of its employees in the future. In addition, KIT will have the right to make appointments in its own responsibility. It will be granted considerable autonomy to adopt own statutes and become the owner of its movable properties. (2012-05-11)

Constant din of barking causes stress, behavior changes in dogs in shelters
If your neighbor's barking dog drives you crazy, pity the employees of the nation's animal shelters, where the noise produced by howling, barking and yapping dogs often exceeds that produced by a jackhammer. And pity the poor dogs. (2006-07-25)

Elder care responsibilities hurt worker productivity, well-being
Employees who are caregivers for elder dependents report lower work performance than employees whose dependents are children. Work performance and well-being were most adversely affected for employees in a situation in which who were caregivers for an elder dependent and felt they couldn't share their concerns with co-workers or family. (2001-03-14)

Study finds depressed employees take twice as many sick days
A just-released longitudinal study - adding to the growing body of scientific evidence on employee productivity - confirms that depression is common in the workplace and detrimental to employee performance. These findings are reported in the May issue of The American Journal of Psychiatry, the monthly scientific journal of the American Psychiatric Association. (2001-04-30)

Limiting resident physician work-hours might save money
Harmful errors in teaching hospitals cost $13.2 billion each year nationwide: $3.6 billion from increased hospitalization costs and $9.6 billion from higher outpatient medical care costs and patients' lost income. But the cost of reducing residents' hours by shifting work to other employees such as nurse practitioners and physician assistants would be much less, $673 million to $1.1 billion per year nationwide. (2005-10-07)

Worked to death? IU study says lack of control over high-stress jobs leads to early grave
New research from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business finds that those in high-stress jobs with little control over their workflow die younger or are less healthy than those who have more flexibility and discretion in their jobs and are able to set their own goals as part of their employment. (2016-10-17)

The Clorox company's new personal care product lends a hand
Today, Clorox's Professional Products Division extends the Clorox brand's health and wellness efforts beyond surfaces to hand hygiene with the launch of Clorox Anywhere Hand Sanitizing Spray, representing the company's first entry into the personal care category. (2007-04-12)

UCSF policy expert presents recommendation for health coverage
A health policy specialist at the University of California, San Francisco has developed a strategy to provide universal health care for major and chronic illness for everyone by instituting a plan that incorporates aspects of both a single-payer model and a plan similar to a preferred provider organization, known as a PPO. (2007-03-13)

Education for people with RMDS and employers can improve ability to work
The results of an educational programme implemented by the Galician Rheumatology League, presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology 2017, showed that providing education and advice to people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal disease and their employers can make a significant difference to the ability to work. (2017-06-16)

Entrepreneurs really do matter as study shows 60 percent sales drop after founders die
The death of a founding entrepreneur wipes out on average 60 percent of a firm's sales and cuts jobs by around 17 percent, according to a new study. (2013-02-25)

Penn State researchers help businesses identify bad workplace trends
In order to create and maintain successful businesses, most business people typically look for patterns or apply particular styles to their day-to-day operations because that's what has worked for them in the past. But when the workplace falls into a pattern that slowly creates a toxic situation, the business is caught up in an anti-pattern -- a way of doing things that has likely been proven faulty numerous times in various organizational settings. (2006-01-18)

Previous work experience not always a positive for a new job
Employees with previous work experience bring valuable knowledge and skills to their new jobs -- but some of what they learned may actually hurt their work performance. A study of telephone call center employees is one of the first to suggest that previous work experience isn't all positive for new employees. Workers may keep some old habits and ways of doing things that hurt performance in their new roles. (2009-02-23)

Workplace intervention improves sleep of employees' children
A workplace intervention designed to reduce employees' work-family conflict and increase schedule flexibility also has a positive influence on the sleep patterns of the employees' children. (2015-05-21)

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