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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)

Corporate health program reduces employee CVD medical, hospital costs
A comprehensive health promotion program reduced cardiovascular disease-related medical and hospital costs, according to a new study. (2010-05-21)

Performance reviews not always accurate, professor says
Performance reviews - those often-dreaded work evaluations - are not very accurate, says a University of Toronto human resource management expert. (2002-02-18)

Corporate philanthropy can have a positive impact on employees
Corporate philanthropy benefits organizations in many ways: Giving enhances a business's reputation and strengthens a business's efforts toward corporate social responsibility. But does corporate philanthropy do anything to benefit a business's employees? (2016-01-27)

Workplace bullying 50 percent higher in the US than Scandinavia
New research to be published in Journal of Management Studies reveals that US employees are bullied up to 50 percent more often than workers in Scandinavia. However, just 9 percent of employees are aware that negative acts they experience constitute bullying, suggesting that bullying behaviour is ingrained in US workplace culture. The study is one of the first to investigate the impact of bullying on non-bullied employees, and finds employees witnessing others being bullied suffer secondary harm. (2007-05-29)

Employees with diabetes are not more tired
Employees with diabetes are not automatically more tired due to a combination of work and illness. However, Dutch researcher Iris Weijman found that employees with diabetes who have several chronic conditions and those who experience inconvenience from their illness do have a higher risk of fatigue. (2005-03-16)

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)

Greater job satisfaction for transgender employees
Transgender individuals in the workplace can sometimes feel stigmatized, either through the actions and attitudes of their coworkers, or through their own fears of being treated as an 'other.' But recent research from Larry Martinez at Portland State University shows that the experiences of employees who transition genders is highly dependent on the interactions they have with their coworkers. (2016-11-23)

Employee health codes of conduct
Workplace wellness can be a positive source of health and empowerment for employees. While many employers have found that wellness programs are ineffective at engaging employees, a new strategy proposed by Cornell University researchers may be just the solution! (2015-08-03)

Aging workforce requires new strategies for employee retention, MU researcher says
As more baby boomers working in state governments reach retirement age, state governments face the likelihood of higher workforce turnover. Such large numbers of retirees could threaten the continuity, membership and institutional histories of the state government workforce. In a case study of the state of Missouri's Deferred Retirement Option Provision -- BackDROP -- a University of Missouri researcher concluded that states may need to restructure deferred retirement incentives to encourage more employees to remain on the job longer and minimize the disruption to government operations. (2014-04-03)

Retail industry corporate hypocrisy can lead to negative employee attitudes, loss in sales
Researchers in the University of Missouri Department of Textile and Apparel Management have determined that corporate hypocrisy is an important factor in negative perceptions among employees toward retail companies. (2016-10-17)

Worrying about work when you are not at work
In a study of people's ability to detach themselves from work, Dr. Smit used an online questionnaire to survey 103 employees pursuing 1,127 work goals. Overall, he observed they had more difficulty detaching from work tasks that had been left uncompleted, especially when these were important to them. (2015-11-11)

Two percent of US employees go to work each week despite being sick
Each week, up to three million US employees go to work sick, with roughly half of these incidents due to a lack of paid leave coverage. (2016-03-07)

Helping employees cope with aggressive customers
Clerks in box stores, supermarkets and motels -- as well as waitresses, secretaries and flight attendants -- know in their hearts that the customer is NOT always right, despite what the boss might say. When exposed to pushy or irritable customers, employees in high-stress jobs need the assurance of an emotional safety net, according to a Penn State researcher. (2004-06-24)

New study reveals corporate social responsibility can lead to better customer service
Currently accepted wisdom in the corporate world is that in order to motivate frontline employees who serve customers, corporations need to increase their salary, make them feel more positive about the company, or give them more explicit instructions on how to interact with customers. A new study led by Drexel University's Daniel Korschun examines how frontline employees respond to corporate social responsibility activities such as charitable giving, environmental programs and ethical practices. (2014-05-21)

Study shows good HR practices equal growth for small businesses
A four-phase study conducted by Professor Christopher Collins of Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations suggests that good human resource tactics pay off big for small businesses. (2006-07-27)

Stress at work increases the chance of acute common infections
Stress at work and fatigue increase the chance of acute infections such as common colds, flu-like illnesses and gastroenteritis. This was discovered in research carried out by Danielle Mohren at Maastricht University, in which more than 8000 employees from various companies were followed over a three-year period. (2003-01-24)

Go green, give a boost to employee morale
In a global recession, most people are thankful to have a job, but a new study published in Interdisciplinary Environmental Review suggests that employees are more likely to be satisfied with their jobs if they are working for a company that is perceived to be (2011-02-01)

Retiring early is not linked to longer life
Retiring early is not linked to longer life, finds new research published online by the BMJ today. There is a widespread perception that early retirement is associated with longer life expectancy and later retirement is associated with early death. But no consensus has been reached on the effect of early retirement on survival. (2005-10-20)

Workplace safety can worsen under bullying bosses, PSU study finds
A new Portland State University study suggests that bullying bosses aren't just bad for employee morale and well-being -- they can also be bad for workplace safety. (2019-07-29)

Businesses may benefit from 'overqualified' employees
Overqualification -- the condition of employees who believe that their qualifications exceed the requirements of their jobs -- has been widely considered harmful for organizations, which is why most companies tend to screen out such job applicants. But Jasmine Hu and Kaifeng Jiang, assistant professors of management at the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business, and their colleagues, Berrin Erdogan and Talya N. Bauer of Portland State University, argue otherwise. (2015-12-18)

Poor work ability may predict faster deterioration of health
Poor work ability in midlife may be associated with an accelerated deterioration of health and functioning in old age, states a study published in Canadian Medical Association Journal. (2011-01-31)

The retention effect of training
Company training increases the loyalty of its employees. Loyalty also increases if the training improves the employees' chances on the labour market. (2020-04-15)

Patients are less satisfied with better company doctor
Dutch researcher Karen Nieuwenhuijsen found that the more company doctors comply with the guidelines, the less satisfied patients who visit them due to psychological complaints are with the treatment they receive. She therefore concludes that involving patients in the development and adaptation of such guidelines could make these more useful. (2004-02-05)

Helping co-workers can wear you out
Helping your coworkers too often can lead to mental and emotional exhaustion and hurt your job performance, a new study suggests. (2016-06-14)

Mandatory policy boosts flu vaccination rates among health care workers
Hospitals can greatly improve their flu vaccination rate among health care workers by using a mandatory employee vaccination policy, according to a Henry Ford Health System study. Citing its own data, Henry Ford researchers say the health system achieved employee vaccination rates of 99 percent in the first two years of its mandatory policy, in which annual vaccination compliance is a condition of employment. (2014-09-06)

Social connections keep workers on board
Contrary to popular belief, new research suggests that some employees adapt well to pressures caused by changes in the workplace. (2014-12-16)

FSU professor documents how rising gas prices affect wallets, psyches
The price of gas has doubled over the past three years, hovering around $3 a gallon nationally. Wayne Hochwarter, an associate professor of management in the College of Business at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Fla., recently conducted research to determine how increased gas prices have affected personal finance, as well as behavior at work. More than 300 employees across a wide range of occupations were surveyed. (2006-08-03)

Breaking off the engagement: Study shows that even loyal employees become jaded if not treated well
All businesses want (2012-05-31)

Preventing toxic work environments through ethical leadership
Recently published research from SDSU management professor, Dr. Gabi Eissa and University of Wisconsin -- Eau Claire management professor, Dr. Rebecca Wyland, shows that 'managers who demonstrate ethical leadership through two-way communication, positive reinforcement and emotional support not only mitigates this type of employee behavior, but also helps alleviate stress in the work environment.' (2019-04-03)

The manager as matchmaker: Finding the best fit between employee and customer
There are distinct links between employee empathy, customer satisfaction and customer loyalty, researchers report in the latest edition of the Journal of Service Research. (2012-07-27)

Don't criticize your employees in front of consumers: It's bad for business
When employees are rude to one another, it creates a negative impression that affects consumer judgments of the company, according to new study in the Journal of Consumer Research. (2010-02-17)

Medical FSAs used mostly by higher-end workers
Higher income and highly educated workers are much more likely to use medical flexible spending accounts (FSAs), which allow consumers to use pre-tax dollars on medical care, than lower income and less educated workers, Cornell researchers say. (Medical Care (2001, Vol. 39, No.7) (2001-10-15)

Norwegian torpedo boat service associated with increased risk of birth defects
Military service aboard a Norwegian missile torpedo boat was associated with a signficantly increased risk of having children with birth defects or who were stillborn, reveals research in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. (2006-01-16)

One firm controls costs while maintaining employee preventive health care
Differential cost-sharing approaches in employee health benefits encourage use of preventive care services while controlling a firm's overall health-care costs, according to a study published recently in Health Affairs by researchers at Yale School of Medicine. (2006-11-30)

Bosses should maintain goodwill when saying goodbye to ex-employees
Even though saying farewell to departing employees is a more frequent occurrence in today's high-turnover industries, researchers suggest that leaders should maintain good relationships with these workers as they exit. (2016-04-27)

Winning-at-all-costs in the workplace: Short-term gains could spell long-term disaster
Organizations endorsing a win-at-all-costs environment may find this management style good for the bottom-line, but it could come a price. Teamwork and civility between co-workers are severely compromised which can lead to major issues down the road (remember Enron?). (2019-09-18)

ESHG supports the principle of genetic privacy at work
The European Society of Human Genetics calls for the genetic privacy of individuals to be upheld in the light of the bill that would allow companies to require employees to undergo genetic testing and disclose the results to their employers, or risk having to make health insurance payments of thousands of dollars extra. (2017-03-16)

'Colorblindness' hurts minority employees, but multiculturalism inspires their commitment
A new study by psychologists at the University of Georgia shows for the first time that whites' beliefs about diversity can hurt or help their minority peers. (2009-03-18)

New Baylor study shows higher job performance linked to people who are more honest and humble
The more honesty and humility an employee may have, the higher their job performance, as rated by the employees' supervisor. That's the new finding from a Baylor University study that found the honesty-humility personality trait was a unique predictor of job performance. (2011-03-01)

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