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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Released: 21-Apr-2021 12:00 PM EDT
Shift-work causes negative impacts on health, affects men and women differently
University of Waterloo

Shift-work and irregular work schedules can cause several health-related issues and affect our defence against infection, according to new research from the University of Waterloo.

Newswise: Study finds shifting mindset increases managers’ willingness to invest in new technology
Released: 21-Apr-2021 11:55 AM EDT
Study finds shifting mindset increases managers’ willingness to invest in new technology
Washington University in St. Louis

When faced with a cutting-edge technological idea, business leaders who approach the idea in more concrete terms are more likely to recognize its utility, which increases their propensity to invest, according to new research from the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis.

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Released: 21-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Study finds the cost of partisanship among federal workers
University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business

When Donald Trump became president in 2017, federal employees who lean Democratic found themselves working for an administration they didn’t agree with.

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Released: 20-Apr-2021 12:40 PM EDT
UCI announces employee, student back-to-campus plans
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., April 20, 2021 — Taking what it has learned from remote work and learning practices over the past 15 months, the University of California, Irvine will begin instituting back-to-campus plans for employees and students that will include hybrid workplaces and flexible coursework. The transition back to campus will be managed in phases starting July 1, with the university being fully operational in person by Sept.

Released: 20-Apr-2021 10:50 AM EDT
New Study Connects Late-Career Job Loss and Genetic Predisposition to Weight Fluctuation, Health Risks
University of Wisconsin-Madison

You can probably guess that losing a job late in life affects your finances and your mental health. But did you know that it can also affect your weight?

Released: 19-Apr-2021 5:05 PM EDT
Solving Laboratory Professional Burnout: How Personality Traits Can Better Recruit and Retain
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers study shows how understanding personality types in hiring aids in recruiting and retaining of laboratory personnel

Released: 19-Apr-2021 3:15 PM EDT
How much time and money do commuters save working from home?
University of Sydney

Commuters could save an average of 90 hours (or two-and-a-half working weeks) each year if work from home continues at current rates, according to preliminary findings of a University of Sydney survey.

Released: 19-Apr-2021 1:15 PM EDT
Without major changes, gender parity in orthopaedic surgery will take two centuries
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

At the current rate of change, it will take more than 200 years for the proportion of women in orthopaedic surgery to reach parity with the overall medical profession, according to a study in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research® (CORR®), a publication of The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons®. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

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: 19-Apr-2021 9:15 AM EDT
Study Shows Education Is Not Enough to Overcome Inequality
North Carolina State University

A recent study finds that social inequality persists, regardless of educational achievement – particularly for men.

16-Apr-2021 4:50 PM EDT
Proportion of Black physicians in U.S. has changed little in 120 years, UCLA research finds
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

The proportion of physicians who are Black in the U.S. has increased by only 4 percentage points over the past 120 years, and that the share of doctors who are Black men remains unchanged since 1940. The research also spotlights a significant income gap between white and Black male physicians

Newswise: With virtual meetings here to stay, experts give tips on ways to bring some humanity back to our screens
Released: 16-Apr-2021 1:20 PM EDT
With virtual meetings here to stay, experts give tips on ways to bring some humanity back to our screens
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Sitting in small offices, big conference rooms, or giant auditoriums to collaborate with colleagues has been replaced by little squares on computer screens. Family pets, the doorbell, and children sometimes vie for attention, and if you want to take a bite of food, you turn off the camera. For better or worse, the way we meet has been forever changed as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. But experts at UTHealth think there are some easy things to do so all of these virtual experiences don't lead to burnout and fatigue.

Released: 16-Apr-2021 7:05 AM EDT
UC San Diego Extension Honors Human Resources Icon Vicki L. Krantz With Memorial Scholarship
University of California San Diego

Established to support individuals at a career crossroads, funding will go to those who have demonstrated a life-long passion for learning, hard work and giving back to the community.

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Released: 15-Apr-2021 2:15 PM EDT
CRADAs, licenses lead to billions in economic impact since 2000
Sandia National Laboratories

Cooperative Research and Development Agreements and patent license agreements between Sandia National Laboratories and outside partners led to billions in economic impact, according to a recent study on national economic contributions.

Newswise: Ithaca College Launches High-Demand Physician Assistant Program for Fast-Growing Profession
Released: 15-Apr-2021 11:35 AM EDT
Ithaca College Launches High-Demand Physician Assistant Program for Fast-Growing Profession
Ithaca College

Ithaca College is recruiting the first class for its new M.S. in Physician Assistant (PA) Studies program, designed to attract students who come from undergraduate pre-health profession programs such as health sciences, exercise science, athletic training, biology, chemistry, biochemistry, and psychology.

Newswise: Inaugural Women Inspired to Serve event empowers female students, young professionals seeking defense and security careers
Released: 12-Apr-2021 3:05 PM EDT
Inaugural Women Inspired to Serve event empowers female students, young professionals seeking defense and security careers
University of Notre Dame

In the upper echelons of U.S. government security and defense, women still struggle to find seats at the table. Researchers have noted that in the State Department women have never exceeded 40 percent of senior positions, and in the Department of Defense only 20 percent.

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Released: 12-Apr-2021 2:05 PM EDT
Having Employees Overseas Helps Companies Reap U.S. Tax Benefits
North Carolina State University

A recent study finds U.S. companies that have a substantial number of employees in foreign jurisdictions with lower tax rates are more likely than their peers to “artificially” locate earnings in those jurisdictions – and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is less likely to challenge these complex tax-planning activities.

Newswise: Workplace Communication Study During Pandemic Finds Managers Should Talk Less, Listen More
Released: 12-Apr-2021 11:05 AM EDT
Workplace Communication Study During Pandemic Finds Managers Should Talk Less, Listen More
Baylor University

Managers should listen more, be empathetic and be sure they give feedback — even if they cannot solve a problem immediately, according to a Baylor University study that focused on workplace communication during the pandemic. The crisis highlighted the need for better on-the-job communication with employees now and in the future, when the pandemic recedes, researchers said.

Newswise: NIEHS earns WELL building rating amid pandemic
Released: 12-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
NIEHS earns WELL building rating amid pandemic
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

On March 30, 2021, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) became the first federal agency to achieve the International WELL Building Institute’s Health-Safety Rating.

Released: 7-Apr-2021 3:50 PM EDT
Gender inequality study shows women under-represented on marketing academic journal boards
University of Bath

Women are significantly underrepresented in the editorial boards of marketing academic journals, and awards and recognition favour men, new research from the University of Bath School of Management has found.

Released: 7-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
study finds those late night snacks may be hurting you at work
North Carolina State University

A recent study finds that unhealthy eating behaviors at night can make people less helpful and more withdrawn the next day at work.

Released: 5-Apr-2021 4:35 PM EDT
Tom Sands appointed President of Beverly and Addison Gilbert Hospitals
Beth Israel Lahey Health

Tom Sands, MBA, MHA, FACHE, has joined Beverly and Addison Gilbert Hospitals as its new president. Sands will lead the hospitals in their mission to deliver innovative, high-quality, patient-centered care to communities across the North Shore.

Released: 5-Apr-2021 4:15 PM EDT
John Kerndl joins Beth Israel Lahey Health as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Beth Israel Lahey Health

John Kerndl, MBA, has joined Beth Israel Lahey Health (BILH) as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. In his new role, Kerndl is responsible for all finance operations, including supply chain, revenue cycle and treasury.

Released: 5-Apr-2021 2:40 PM EDT
How Can Remote Workers Best Manage Work-Home Conflict?
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

More than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, remote workers are still struggling to find an efficient work-life balance. Timothy D. Golden, a professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, offers research-based best practices for managing common issues that impede success while working from home.

Released: 5-Apr-2021 1:05 PM EDT
Study Highlights Benefits of Tax Planning For Companies Facing Financial Constraints
North Carolina State University

A law governing pensions gave business scholars an unprecedented research opportunity to understand the impact of financial constraints.

Released: 2-Apr-2021 1:35 PM EDT
Corporate Employees Learn New Strategies for Helping Youth While Building Workforce of Tomorrow at CFES Brilliant Pathways Training
CFES Brilliant Pathways

Corporations concerned with cultivating and recruiting the workforce of tomorrow due to the dramatic effects of COVID-19 on America’s youth are turning to CFES Brilliant Pathways for answers.


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