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Article ID: 709942

Performance-based pay linked to employee mental-health problems, study shows

Washington University in St. Louis

In the first big-data study combining objective medical and compensation records with demographics, researchers at Washington University in St. Louis and Aarhus University in Denmark discovered once a company switches to a pay-for-performance process, the number of employees using anxiety and depression medication increased by 5.7 percent over an existing base rate of 5.2 percent. And the actual number might be significantly higher.

Released:
20-Mar-2019 10:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 709547

How a Positive Work Environment Leads to Feelings of Inclusion Among Employees

Binghamton University, State University of New York

Fostering an inclusive work environment can lead to higher satisfaction, innovation, trust and retention among employees, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

Released:
18-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 709692

Current sexual harassment penalties are too low: Study

Vanderbilt University

The existing federal cap on monetary damages for workplace sexual harassment don't reflect the true cost of harassment and is far too low to incentivize firms to take stronger measures to prevent the behavior, finds Vanderbilt economist and law professor Joni Hersch.

Released:
15-Mar-2019 10:05 AM EDT

Law and Public Policy

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Article ID: 709631

Optimizing the human-robot workplace

Case Western Reserve University

While robots have been increasingly integrated into manufacturing since their introduction in the early 1960s, true human-robot workplace collaboration is still in the early stages and is only recently being earnestly studied by academics. Researchers anticipate humans taking on the more-nimble decision-making, while robots contribute by lifting heavy tools or putting the right tool at our side when needed.

Released:
14-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 709532

Secondhand Smoke Linked to Early Vascular Aging in Flight Attendants

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Flight attendants with past exposure to secondhand smoke (SHS) have preclinical signs of accelerated vascular aging, reports a study in the February Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Released:
12-Mar-2019 3:50 PM EDT

Article ID: 709440

Faster Robots Demoralize Co-Workers

Cornell University

A Cornell University-led team has found that when robots are beating humans in contests for cash prizes, people consider themselves less competent and expend slightly less effort – and they tend to dislike the robots.

Released:
11-Mar-2019 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 709093

Survey Reveals Georgia Construction Industry Outlook

Kennesaw State University

The third annual Georgia Construction Outlook Survey indicates that labor shortages and reliability from sub-contractors continues to be a looming concern for 83 percent of the state’s privately-held construction companies.

Released:
5-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EST

Article ID: 708614

Be yourself at work -- It's healthier and more productive

Rice University

At work, it's healthier and more productive just to be yourself, according to a new study from Rice University, Texas A&M University, the University of Memphis, Xavier University, Portland State University and the University of California, Berkeley.

Released:
25-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST

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