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New Research Helps Organizations Deliver Stronger Diversity Training

While diversity training programs are a good way to build awareness of cultural differences, they usually are not as effective at changing attitudes and behaviors toward diverse groups in the workplace, according to new research from the University at Buffalo School of Management.

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Thoroughbred Worker Health and Safety Study Results in Free Bilingual Safety Materials

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Researchers from the University of Maryland, Baltimore and the University of Kentucky College of Public Health create bilingual safety guides for horse farm workers.

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Ergonomics, Tattoo, Public Health, Musculoskeletal, Occupational Safety and Health

Being a Tattoo Artist Is a Pain in the Neck, Study Finds

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Getting a tattoo may hurt, but giving one is no picnic, either. That’s the finding of the first study ever to directly measure the physical stresses that lead to aches and pains in tattoo artists—workers who support a multibillion-dollar American industry, but who often don’t have access to workers’ compensation if they get injured.

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Puzder's Withdrawal Shows Power of Progressive Advocates

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Journal Of Occupational And Environmental Medicine

Supportive Leadership Linked to Lower Absenteeism/Presenteeism

More supportive leadership behaviors (SLB) in the workplace are associated with lower productivity losses due to absenteeism and presenteeism, reports a study in the February Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).

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Regressive Leadership Makes Puzder Unfit to Head Labor

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America's Biggest Secret or Life in a Culture of Pay Secrecy?

My eight-year-old daughter received the classic Hasbro Game of Life as a holiday gift this past year. What caught my attention right away while playing the game with her were the salaries.

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Evolving U.S. Workforce Is Central to Quality of Care, Says New Research

The rapidly changing U.S. health care system and other forces continue to create a tremendous demand for an innovative and flexible health work force.

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Workplace Courage: When Vulnerability Signals Strength

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UVA Darden Professor Jim Detert discusses workplace courage and a surprising behavior that makes for strong leadership: embracing voluntary vulnerability.

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Social Media and Work Relations: Do People “Like” Their Boss?

Marketing expert Deborah Cohn of NYIT School of Management and conflict resolution expert Joshua Bienstock (also at NYIT) have won two grants to research social media behaviors and work relationships across four countries.

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Telecommuting Extends the Work Week, at Little Extra Pay

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Telecommuting may not be as advantageous as employees think. A new study shows working from home adds extra hours to the work week, at little additional pay. The findings may change workers’ perceptions of the value of telecommuting and could spur employers to better define the work-at-home workday.

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Does Right to Work Expansion Signal the Demise of Big Labor?

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'Data-Driven' Approach May Reduce Violence to Hospital Workers

A worksite intervention using unit-level data on violent events can lead to lower risks of patient-to-worker violence and injury to hospital staff, suggests a study in the January Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).

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Most Valuable Colleagues: What the NBA Can Teach US About Worker Productivity

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Some employees could have a halo effect on their peers, according to new research.

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New Model Shows Companies How to Tailor Call Center Service to Different Customer Types

Call centres can be expensive as well as the source of lots of consumer angst. But companies can get more bang for their buck by doing a better job of coordinating marketing decisions that drive customers to call centres with operational ones about handling them once they get there, says a new study from the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management.

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Worker-Owned Cooperatives May Help Address Elder Care Deficit

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A growing elder care shortage could be eased by worker-owned cooperatives, a little-used business model that also improves the working conditions and the quality of life for caregivers.

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Low Levels of Manganese in Welding Fumes Linked to Neurological Problems

Welders exposed to airborne manganese at estimated levels well under federal safety standards develop neurological problems, according to a study at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Current safety standards may not adequately protect welders from the dangers of the job.

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APA Issues Health Care Reform Priorities for Working with Congress and New Administration

The American Psychological Association and its affiliated APA Practice Organization have called on congressional leaders not to repeal the Affordable Care Act without simultaneously replacing it with legislation to ensure that all Americans have insurance coverage with access to comprehensive mental health care at parity with physical health services.

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Black-White Earnings Gap Remains at 1950s Levels for Median Worker

The earnings gap between African-American men and white men is the same now as it was 60 years ago for the median worker, according to a new study from economists at the University of Chicago and Duke University.

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People's Energy in the Workplace Is Key to Staff Retention

A research study has found that people's energy towards colleagues has a major influence on how likely they are to leave their job voluntarily. The in-depth study was undertaken with IT workers over a four-year period by academics at the Grenoble Ecole de Management (France) and the Surrey Business School at University of Surrey.







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