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Released: 14-Jun-2021 4:05 PM EDT
What’s Next: The Ongoing Urban Exodus
University of California, Irvine

Many employees have come to prefer working from home after being forced to do so more than a year ago when the pandemic started. By some estimates, at least one-quarter of employees will still be working remotely multiple days a week at the end of 2021. For those whose jobs allow it, being untethered from the office might mean moving farther away from it – by a few miles or a few hundred.

Released: 14-Jun-2021 12:45 PM EDT
Virtual Fireside Chat: Black Liberation In the Workplace
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

To commemorate Juneteenth, Maryland Smith hosts a discussion on June 17 with award-winning marketing and advertising executive Toye Wigley.

Released: 14-Jun-2021 12:25 PM EDT
Nordic Bolsters Leadership in Enterprise Support Services Division and Managed Services
Nordic Consulting

Nordic Consulting, a global healthcare consulting firm, is proud to announce the hiring of Paul Slaughter as executive vice president of Enterprise Support Services and the promotion of Ian Mamminga to executive vice president of Managed Services.

Released: 11-Jun-2021 5:35 PM EDT
Leaders Who Embrace On-job Learning and Listen to Employees Have More Resilient Teams, Research Show
Rice University

Leaders who encourage their employees to learn on the job and speak up with ideas and suggestions for change have teams that are more effective and resilient in the face of unexpected situations, according to new research from Rice University and the University of Windsor.

Newswise: ‘Disagreeable’ married men who shirk domestic responsibilities earn more at work, study shows
Released: 10-Jun-2021 3:50 PM EDT
‘Disagreeable’ married men who shirk domestic responsibilities earn more at work, study shows
University of Notre Dame

New research from the University of Notre Dame shows that “disagreeable” men in opposite-sex marriages are less helpful with domestic work, allowing them to devote greater resources to their jobs, which results in higher pay.

Released: 10-Jun-2021 3:20 PM EDT
Rutgers Job Training Program for Autistic Adults Gets Boost from Local NJ Logistics Company
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

With the pandemic shutting down on-campus jobs, Bettaway Supply Chain Services steps in to collaborate with Rutgers Center for Adult Autism Services (RCAAS), providing local jobs, career pathing and support for adults on the autism spectrum

Released: 8-Jun-2021 1:10 PM EDT
Report calls for 'comprehensive action' to tackle poverty in UK city
Staffordshire University

Rising unemployment, inadequate benefits and low paid work are the main causes of poverty and destitution in Stoke-on-Trent according to the findings of a new study.

2-Jun-2021 3:30 PM EDT
Assessing the Risk of Robbery in Bank Branches to Reduce Impact on Personnel
Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

Although bank robbery has been declining over the last decades, there are still offenders willing to rob bank branches, even if economic benefits are small. The impact from bank robberies goes well beyond the direct economic loss with considerable human toll and possible psychological after-effects on employees, customers or police officers. Sometimes, the consequences are fatal.

Released: 2-Jun-2021 1:15 PM EDT
New study explores link between economic shock and physical inactivity
Dickinson College

A new study published in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine finds critical links between job loss and physical inactivity in young adults during the U.S. Great Recession of 2008-09 that can be crucial to understanding the role of adverse economic shocks on physical activity during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Released: 2-Jun-2021 11:55 AM EDT
UTSW Among Top Three Companies in The Nation For New Graduates
UT Southwestern Medical Center

DALLAS – May 28, 2021 – UT Southwestern Medical Center ranked No. 3 in the nation on Forbes’ list of America’s Best Employers For New Graduates, placing it in the top 1 percent, and highest among academic medical centers.

Newswise: Study finds specialty behavioral health establishments have increased, but more needs to be done
Released: 2-Jun-2021 10:15 AM EDT
Study finds specialty behavioral health establishments have increased, but more needs to be done
Indiana University

The number of specialty behavioral health establishments, their workforce and their wages have increased steadily between 2011 and 2019, according to a new study by Indiana University and University of Michigan researchers.

1-Jun-2021 9:00 AM EDT
New NCCN Employer Toolkit Enables Organizations to Help Workers with Cancer
National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)

Free resource from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network helps employers select health plans and provide services to improve employee outcomes and minimize disruptions from cancer diagnoses—now available at NCCN.org/employertoolkit

Released: 28-May-2021 1:30 PM EDT
Data from 45 million mobile users further shows poorer people less able to stay at home COVID rules
Taylor & Francis

People living in deprived, less affluent neighborhoods spent less time indoors at home during lockdown, according to a study that tracked data from millions of mobile phone users across the United States.

Newswise: Research News Tip Sheet: Story Ideas from Johns Hopkins Medicine
Released: 27-May-2021 12:05 PM EDT
Research News Tip Sheet: Story Ideas from Johns Hopkins Medicine
Johns Hopkins Medicine

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Johns Hopkins Medicine Media Relations is focused on disseminating current, accurate and useful information to the public via the media. As part of that effort, we are distributing our “COVID-19 Tip Sheet: Story Ideas from Johns Hopkins” every other Wednesday.

Newswise: Advancing diversity and inclusion in business requires a common language, knowledge
Released: 26-May-2021 10:50 AM EDT
Advancing diversity and inclusion in business requires a common language, knowledge
Iowa State University

Despite a growing momentum for initiatives to create more diverse and inclusive work spaces, several barriers still exist. To implement meaningful change, a team of researchers says a holistic and systematic approach is needed to ensure everyone is working from the same playbook.

Released: 26-May-2021 8:00 AM EDT
Why a vacation seems like it will end as soon as it begins
Ohio State University

Time not only flies when you’re having fun – sometimes anticipating a fun event makes it feel like it will be over as soon as it begins, a new study suggests.

Released: 25-May-2021 3:45 PM EDT
Study: Managers who listen attract top talent
Cornell University

Managers who are open to employee input are more likely to attract workers from other units in their organizations, according to a new Cornell University study.

Released: 24-May-2021 2:55 PM EDT
Socio-Technical Systems: Change Management in a Pandemic
Lewis University

The purpose of this paper was to review literature that discussed the evolution and application of an underlying theory used for the implementation of organizational change.

Released: 24-May-2021 2:35 PM EDT
Upskilling, Reskilling, and Continuous Learning
Lewis University

Education is a lifelong activity not just something that happens between the ages of 5 and 22. Employers and employees who recognize and embrace this truth by investing in the ongoing development of their employees and themselves, stand to benefit in numerous ways.

Released: 20-May-2021 2:55 PM EDT
Study finds gender pay gap in large government agency
University of Georgia

New research from the University of Georgia has found a narrowing but persistent gender pay gap in one of the federal government’s largest agencies.

Released: 20-May-2021 2:15 PM EDT
Cultivating a Talented, Diverse R&D Workforce of the Future
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

Building a diverse, highly-skilled, technical workforce for the homeland security enterprise and beyond is a top priority for DHS S&T.

Released: 20-May-2021 1:50 PM EDT
Penn Medicine to Require All Health System Employees to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia-Based Top Academic Health System Becomes Nation’s Largest to Mandate Vaccination, Calling for Workforce to Set an Example to End the Pandemic

Released: 20-May-2021 12:55 PM EDT
UA Little Rock Launches Leadership Academy to Provide Professional Development Opportunities for Business Community
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has launched a new Leadership Academy to provide customized and affordable professional development training for local businesses and organizations.The Leadership Academy provides leadership development to support professional growth within the organization. The Leadership Academy offers a variety of training in areas including business decision-making, personnel management, and communication.

Released: 19-May-2021 4:25 PM EDT
Workplace pandemic protocols impact employee behavior outside work
Washington State University

Employer COVID-19 safety measures influenced worker precautions even when they were not on the clock, according to a new study out of Washington State University.

Released: 18-May-2021 8:05 AM EDT
UVA Darden Professor Unveils Keys to Workplace Courage in New Book
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

In his new book, Choosing Courage: The Everyday Guide to Being Brave at Work (Harvard Business Review Press, 2021), University of Virginia Darden School of Business Professor Jim Detert draws on two decades of research to offer clear, practical strategies for acting courageously at work.

Released: 18-May-2021 8:05 AM EDT
The MBA Career Premium: UVA Darden in Top 5 for Lifetime Compensation Boost
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

In a new analysis, business education-focused online publication Poets & Quants has sought to find a definitive answer to the annual question, “What is the ROI of an MBA?”

Released: 14-May-2021 11:10 AM EDT
Market report: Rising stock wealth does boost spending, employment
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

The stock market is a staple of business news, but it is unclear how meaningful stock prices are to the larger economy.

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Released: 6-May-2021 12:35 PM EDT
Fear of losing health insurance keeps 1 in 6 workers in their jobs
West Health Institute

One out of every six adult workers (16%) in the United States are staying in jobs they might otherwise leave out of fear of losing their employer-sponsored health insurance, according to a new West Health-Gallup survey of more than 3,800 U.S. adults.

Newswise: Researchers Find Association Between Financial Strain Due to COVID-19 and Depression
Released: 6-May-2021 10:05 AM EDT
Researchers Find Association Between Financial Strain Due to COVID-19 and Depression
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Researchers have found an independent association between COVID-19-related income loss and financial strain and depression, according to the latest study from the COVID-19 Resilience Project, run by the Lifespan Brain Institute (LiBI) of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Penn Medicine. This association was found in two separate cohorts – one primarily in the United States and one in Israel – and the depressive symptoms worsened over time in participants who were hit financially, above and beyond pandemic-related anxiety. The findings were published today in the Journal of Affective Disorders.

Newswise: Peers Who Boost Marginalized Voices Help Others, and Themselves, Study Shows
Released: 5-May-2021 2:05 PM EDT
Peers Who Boost Marginalized Voices Help Others, and Themselves, Study Shows
University of Notre Dame

For organizations to reach their potential, they must leverage the expertise of their employees. However, research demonstrates that lower-status employees may not be heard because their “voices” are more likely to be ignored. New research from the University of Notre Dame is the first to show that peers can help boost marginalized voices, and at the same time benefit their own status, all while helping their organization realize the potential of its employees’ diverse perspectives.

Released: 5-May-2021 9:50 AM EDT
Seeing Others’ Big Triumphs, We May Feel More Motivated than Usual to Succeed
Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

When we perceive that a peer’s accomplishment has risen above the usual standard of “good work” and can be rated an “exceptional” success, our motivation to learn is enhanced, according to a new study in Academy of Management Discoveries.

Newswise: FAU Gets CDC Grant to Test PPE Efficacy and Workplace Virus Transmission
Released: 5-May-2021 8:30 AM EDT
FAU Gets CDC Grant to Test PPE Efficacy and Workplace Virus Transmission
Florida Atlantic University

With new challenges to keep the workplace safe from COVID-19, a CDC grant will enable FAU scientists to test the effectiveness of various types of personal protection measures against airborne viral transmission. Building on their prior studies, they will evaluate facemasks and other personal protection equipment; physical safety barriers; interior designs of spaces; AC, air filters, humidifiers; safe seating arrangements in a classroom setting and queuing at checkouts, as well as other measures.

Released: 5-May-2021 8:05 AM EDT
Myths About Workplace Negotiations
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

In organizational hiring, negotiating and efforts to foster creativity, there often is a tendency to see things as “either-or” or “winner vs. losers.” Such zero-sum mindset tends to lead to errors and biases, says Maryland Smith’s Rellie Derfler-Rozin, whose recent research explores this dynamic and its implications.

Newswise: Study: Nurses’ Physical, Mental Health Connected to Preventable Medical Errors
Released: 4-May-2021 6:05 AM EDT
Study: Nurses’ Physical, Mental Health Connected to Preventable Medical Errors
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

A study led by The Ohio State University College of Nursing finds that critical care nurses in poor physical and mental health reported significantly more medical errors than nurses in better health. The study also found that “nurses who perceived that their worksite was very supportive of their well-being were twice as likely to have better physical health.”

Newswise: Health system CEOs form coalition to set new safety standards for U.S. health care workers
Released: 4-May-2021 6:00 AM EDT
Health system CEOs form coalition to set new safety standards for U.S. health care workers
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Johnese Spisso, president of UCLA Health and CEO of UCLA Hospital System, has joined forces with nine other U.S. health system leaders to form the CEO Coalition and set new safety standards for the nation’s health care workers.

Released: 3-May-2021 2:40 PM EDT
American University, Trinity Washington University and Martha’s Table Partner in Workforce Initiative to Advance Education for Early Childhood Professionals
American University

To improve the quality of children’s care and provide pathways for early childhood professionals in the District of Columbia to fulfill education requirements mandated by the city, American University’s School of Education, Trinity Washington University and nonprofit Martha’s Table are partnering in a new workforce initiative, Elevate Early Education.

Released: 2-May-2021 5:05 PM EDT
Volunteer Firefighters Have Higher Levels of “Forever Chemicals”
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Volunteer firefighters — who comprise more than 65 percent of the U.S. fire service — have higher levels of “forever chemicals,” per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), in their bodies than the general public, according to a Rutgers study. It is the first study to evaluate volunteer firefighters’ exposure to PFAS.

Released: 30-Apr-2021 2:40 PM EDT
Managing employee turnover and workload at auditing firms key to maintaining quality, FSU researcher finds
Florida State University

By: Mark Blackwell Thomas | Published: April 30, 2021 | 2:13 pm | SHARE: Heavy workloads and high employee turnover are simply part of business for most auditing firms — but successfully managing these dynamics is key to maintaining quality audits, a Florida State University researcher has found. Nate Newton, assistant professor of accounting in the College of Business, studied one of the top global accounting firms, investigating two key elements of audit teams: workloads and staffing continuity.

27-Apr-2021 6:15 PM EDT
Integrated Cardiothoracic Residency Continues to be Most Challenging Specialty to Match
American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS)

Research presented today at the AATS 101st Annual Meeting, shows that the six year Integrated Cardiothoracic (CT I-6) residency continues to be the most challenging to match, while the pool of applicants has become more diverse.

Released: 29-Apr-2021 2:10 PM EDT
Vaccine Hesitancy, Misinformation, Climate Change, Work After COVID: Topics included in the 2021 APS Virtual Convention
Association for Psychological Science

Many of the world’s leading psychological scientists and educators will explore the latest discoveries and discuss emerging societal concerns at the Association for Psychological Science (APS) 2021 Virtual Convention, 26-27 May.

Released: 29-Apr-2021 9:45 AM EDT
Many Hispanics died of COVID-19 because of work exposure
Ohio State University

Hispanic Americans have died of COVID-19 at a disproportionately high rate compared to whites because of workplace exposure to the virus, a new study suggests.

Newswise: Justice vs. fairness: Supervisors focused on others’ needs get ‘benefit of the doubt’ from employees, study shows
Released: 26-Apr-2021 10:05 AM EDT
Justice vs. fairness: Supervisors focused on others’ needs get ‘benefit of the doubt’ from employees, study shows
University of Notre Dame

In the workplace, whether or not we believe that a supervisor has treated us fairly depends on a number of factors, including motive, according to new research from the University of Notre Dame.

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Released: 23-Apr-2021 4:55 PM EDT
Breaking the glass ceiling: Kang tracking female judicial appointments around the globe
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

For the past seven years, political scientist Alice Kang has been tracking when and how women broke the glass ceiling to be appointed to the highest courts in democratic countries.

Released: 23-Apr-2021 10:35 AM EDT
‘Emancipation’s Daughters’ celebrates five iconic Black women
Cornell University

In “Emancipation’s Daughters,” Richardson examines five iconic Black women leaders – Mary McLeod Bethune, Rosa Parks, Condoleezza Rice, Michelle Obama and Beyoncé – who have contested racial stereotypes and constructed new national narratives of Black womanhood in the United States.

Newswise: New Research Focuses on a Growing Pandemic Problem — “Zoom Dysmorphia”
19-Apr-2021 10:05 AM EDT
New Research Focuses on a Growing Pandemic Problem — “Zoom Dysmorphia”
American Academy of Dermatology

During the pandemic, there was a shift to remote work, and demand for video conferencing increased. Zoom estimates daily meeting participants grew from approximately 10 million in December 2019 to more than 300 million in April 2020. Board-certified dermatologists also reported a change with this increased use of video calls: a rise in the number of patients they’re seeing with negative self-perceptions.

Released: 21-Apr-2021 1:25 PM EDT
‘Best White Paper’ Shows Potential Way to Harness AI for a More Equitable Workplace
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

New research that garnered a Best White Paper award at the 2021 Wharton Analytics Conference shows a way to harness artificial intelligence and machine learning tools to build a more equitable workforce.

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