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Article ID: 700319

It Pays to Be Nice to Your Employees, New Study Shows

Binghamton University, State University of New York

New research from Binghamton University, State University at New York finds that showing compassion to subordinates almost always pays off, especially when combined with the enforcement of clear goals and benchmarks.

11-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 677895

#WorldEmojiDay: Icons can go beyond a smile, sparking innovation at work

University of Delaware

University of Delaware management professor Kyle Emich, whose research explores the effects of emotions on teams and performance, discusses the influence emojis can have on productivity and innovation in the workplace.

17-Jul-2018 9:55 AM EDT

Article ID: 694549

Corporate Social Responsibility Programs Tend to Dehumanize the Very People They Expect to Help: New Research

Case Western Reserve University

Corporate programs aimed at offsetting the negative societal impacts caused by their profit-seeking tend to devalue the very people they intend to help.

15-May-2018 8:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 692740

Study: Hotels Need to Be Home Smart Home

University of Delaware

A new study by the University of Delaware has found that hotels need to be more than a "home away from home" in order to satisfy guests. The survey showed that when it comes to technology, hotels should be competing with their customers' homes, not other hotels.

12-Apr-2018 3:55 PM EDT

Article ID: 690727

When Fee-Pressured Audit Offices Focus on Non-Audit Services, Financial Statements Suffer, Study Shows

University of Notre Dame

According to new research from the University of Notre Dame, as companies pressure auditors to lower their fees as a way to reduce costs, auditors place greater emphasis on more-profitable non-audit services, such as consulting, which can negatively impact audit quality.

7-Mar-2018 1:05 PM EST

Article ID: 689872

Psychopathic Employees Thrive Under Abusive Supervisors, Study Finds

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

A new study shows that individuals who possess high primary psychopathic characteristics appear to have distinct advantages over those who don’t, when working for an abusive supervisor.

21-Feb-2018 8:05 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Article ID: 688655

Disclosing Weaknesses Can Undermine Some Workplace Relationships

Georgia Institute of Technology

Sharing personal information with friends and family has long been held by researchers as a way to build rapport and healthy relationships. But between coworkers, that’s not always true.

30-Jan-2018 10:05 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Article ID: 688383

Research Asks Why Some Private Equity Firms Add Jobs After Buyouts

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

A University of Arkansas finance professor and his colleague at Purdue University found that some private equity firms, despite their reputation as job destroyers, increased employment following a buyout. Most of these firms had political connections, and the jobs they created or retained after buyouts were concentrated during election years in swing states or states that the researchers identified as having “high corruption.”

24-Jan-2018 8:05 AM EST

Article ID: 686814

Bosses Who “Phone Snub” Their Employees Risk Losing Trust and Engagement, Baylor Researchers Say

Baylor University

Supervisors who cannot tear themselves away from their smartphones while meeting with employees risk losing their employees’ trust and, ultimately, their engagement, according to a new research from Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business.

13-Dec-2017 4:35 PM EST

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