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When older people feel excluded at work
Employees over 50 can feel excluded and demotivated in the workplace for various reasons. They feel particularly excluded when they believe that their cognitive abilities decrease with age, as psychologists from the University of Basel report in the journal 'Work, Aging, and Retirement'. (2020-03-05)

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)

UT Arlington research says treadmill workstation benefits employees, employers
Employees who use treadmill workstations not only receive physical benefits but also are more productive at work, according to a recently published study by researchers from the University of Texas at Arlington, the Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota. (2014-03-12)

Greener offices make happier employees
How can employers make office environments more conducive to productivity and employee happiness? Try adding some (2008-05-19)

Reason for sickness absence can predict employee deaths
Employees who take long spells of sick leave more than once in three years are at a higher risk of death than their colleagues who take no such absence, particularly if their absence is due to circulatory or psychiatric problems or for surgery, concludes a study on bmj.com today. (2008-10-02)

Leadership Skills Make A Difference On The Line, Not Just In The Office
Corporations spend a lot of money on leadership training for their executives and middle managers, and research has proven the benefits. But similar benefits can be had at the production and service levels, suggests a University of Illinois study, if companies provided similar training for front-line supervisors (1999-02-04)

Sexual harassment may be reduced at fun work events, study finds
The office holiday party loses its luster in light of new study findings from researchers at Penn State and Ohio State demonstrating that incidences of unwanted sexual attention are increased at these and other ''fun'' work events. This sexual harassment may be reduced, however, when these events are held during normal office hours, when attendance is optional and when employees are allowed to bring guests. (2019-12-17)

Study suggests flexible workplaces promote better health behavior and well-being
A flexible workplace initiative improved employees' health behavior and well-being, including a rise in the amount and quality of sleep and better health management, according to a new study. (2011-12-06)

How becoming a manager can be a double-edged sword
A new study from a Portland State University researcher calls the transition to manager a 'double-edged sword' and found that a manager's ability to mentally detach from work during non-work hours can help reduce the increased exhaustion and work-family conflict that come with the new role. (2018-12-04)

Research: Pay satisfaction key driver of work-family conflict
Employees who are more satisfied with their pay report lower levels of work-family conflict, a study by a University of Illinois labor and employment relations professor shows. (2012-10-29)

Extra care for outwardly healthy workers costs companies millions annually
Someone healthy enough to work could still cost an employer more than $4,000 annually in unnecessary health care costs. (2009-10-22)

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)

Start-ups must be aware of star employee pitfalls
The presence of both a star inventor and founder within a company has a positive effect on the firm's performance, but when you have both of them together on a team, the outcomes can become diminished. (2019-08-28)

Do you use your work phone outside working hours?
Nowadays many work duties can be dealt with by means of mobile devices at home, a situation which blurs the boundary between work and other daily life. This blurring of boundaries between work and non-work domains may both be challenging and beneficial to employees and their organizations. (2020-05-04)

Charisma-challenged? You can still be a good boss
You don't need the charisma of Steve Jobs to be an effective boss, indicates new research led by Michigan State University business scholars. (2017-04-18)

Workplace mentors benefit female employees more than men
The success of online networking sites such as LinkedIn illustrates the popularity of building a wide-ranging contact list. Yet when it comes to raising one's profile within the workplace, female employees stand much to gain from formal, face-to-face mentoring programs, according to a new study. (2015-10-12)

Research shows diversity can improve stores' sales performance
Matching levels of racial diversity between store employees and the surrounding community impacts the store unit's sales performance, according to a new study from the Naveen Jindal School of Management at UT Dallas. (2015-10-13)

Money buys happiness when you spend on others: UBC and Harvard research
Researchers at the University of British Columbia and the Harvard Business School have found that it's possible to buy happiness after all: when you spend money on others. (2008-03-20)

Review highlights health benefits of flexible working arrangements
There is evidence to suggest that flexible working might be beneficial for employees' health if they are allowed to have input into their own working patterns, a review by Cochrane Researchers suggests. The study may throw some light on potential health benefits associated with current trends towards more flexible working in the UK and Europe. (2010-02-16)

Companies' political leanings influence engagement with activists
Liberal-leaning companies are more likely to work in concert with the demands of activists of all kinds than conservative-leaning companies, according to researchers at Penn State and the University of Washington. (2019-07-16)

Kissing up to the boss can increase employees' bad behavior in the workplace, study shows
Kissing up to the boss at work may help boost employees' careers but it also depletes the employees' self-control resources, leaving them more susceptible to behaving badly in the workplace, a new study has found. (2018-07-25)

When bosses 'serve' their employees, everything improves
New research indicates when the boss puts employees' needs over his or her own, measureable improvements in customer satisfaction, higher job performance by employees, and lower turnover are the result. The study suggests this is an increasingly relevant form of leadership that offers promise to the premise that if businesses lead by caring for their people, the profits will take care of themselves. (2015-05-06)

Gift card incentives connected to healthier outcomes in employee wellness programs
Previous research shows that when choosing between different incentive options, employees prefer cash rewards. But cash might not be the most effective incentive. Its replacement? Gift cards. (2019-03-21)

Threat of widespread job losses significantly increases ill health among employees
The threat of widespread job losses as a result of (2000-04-06)

Ignoring CDC guidelines leads to fear, anger among employees
Companies not following the recommended safety protocols set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention during the COVID-19 pandemic could have a significant impact on employee trust, loyalty and overall commitment, according to a new study. (2020-12-16)

Do promises matter to employees? Not as much as we once thought
Years of research suggest that the promises organizations make to employees matter in establishing and maintaining a (2009-08-04)

Workplace bullying ups risk of prescriptions for anxiety/depression/insomnia
Witnessing or being on the receiving end of bullying at work heightens the risk of employees being prescribed antidepressants, sleeping pills, and tranquillisers, finds research published in BMJ Open. (2012-12-12)

Study finds that employees who are open about religion are happier
Employees who openly discuss their religious beliefs at work are often happier and have higher job satisfaction than those employees who do not, according to a collaborative study that involves a Kansas State University researcher. (2014-12-17)

Minor sleep loss can put your job at risk
Just 16 minutes shaved off your regular sleep routine can dramatically impact job performance the next day. A new study shows that slight dip of sleep causes workers to have poor judgement and fall off-task. (2019-04-23)

Structure helps new employees adjust, study finds
With people often changing jobs and careers, organizations need to know how to help integrate and engage newcomers in order to retain them. A new University of Guelph study shows that new employees adjust better to their workplace with structured processes, such as orientation training and mentorship programs. (2011-07-18)

Employee recognition programs can reduce firm-level productivity
Recently accepted for publication in the journal Organization Science, 'Motivational Spillovers from Awards: Crowding Out in a Multitasking Environment' is the first academic study to show that seemingly innocuous non-financial award programs can be costly to firms, primarily because they can upset the status quo and influence perceptions of equity and fairness. This can lead to internally motivated employees becoming disenfranchised. (2016-03-15)

Switch to daylight saving time leads to cyberloafing at the office
The annual shift to daylight saving time and its accompanying loss of sleep cause employees to spend more time than normal surfing the Web for content unrelated to their work, resulting in potentially massive productivity losses, according to researchers. (2012-03-07)

Mayo Clinic named 1 of best employers for healthy lifestyles
The National Business Group on Health, a nonprofit organization of large employers, today honored Mayo Clinic for its commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging a healthy lifestyle for its employees and families. (2008-05-13)

Working during depression can offer health benefits to employees
Attending work while suffering a depressive illness could help employees better manage their depression more than taking a sickness absence from work, a new study has found. (2014-09-10)

By studying twins, psychologist researches proactivity in the workplace
Both environmental and genetic factors influence employee proactivity, according to the latest research from a Kansas State University psychological sciences professor. (2014-11-06)

Study: Job autonomy, trust in leadership keys to improvement initiatives
Frontline employees will commit to improving their organization if they perceive a high degree of autonomy in their jobs and trust their leaders, says research Gopesh Anand and Dilip Chhajed, professors of business administration at Illinois. (2012-11-14)

Employees recruited from "inside" sources more likely to stay
A study of employee recruitment found that new hires were more likely to stay at least a year if recruited through inside sources, rather than through ads or employment agencies. Researchers re-analyzed 28 studies involving 38,871 employees to see which recruitment sources were most likely to yield long-term employees. (1999-12-02)

Bosses use private social media more than staff
Managers are most critical to private social media use at work. However, top managers are the ones who use private social media most during working hours, according to new research from the Faculty of Psychology at the University of Bergen. (2014-06-30)

Disabilities Don't Raise Insurance Costs
A new survey of human resource managers has found that companies' health, life and disability insurance costs rarely rise because of hiring employees with disabilities, but that attitudinal stereotypes about people with disabilities are still pervasive in the workplace, causing them to be hired less and fired more than workers without disabilities. (1999-04-05)

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)

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