Category Archives: Workplace Issues

Employees become angry when receiving after-hours email, texts: study

People who receive electronic correspondence from work after hours become angry more often than not and that can interfere with their personal lives, a new study from a management researcher at The University of Texas at Arlington shows. Marcus Butts, … Continue reading

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How your workplace negativity can hurt your productivity

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Employees who point out problems in the office may help the company improve, but could be hurting themselves in the process. Such negative-minded workers are more likely to become mentally fatigued and defensive and experience a … Continue reading

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The Benefits to a Paid Family Leave Law That Nobody is Talking About

By David S. Pedulla, Assistant Professor of Sociology; Sarah Thebaud, Assistant Professor of Sociology, UC Santa Barbara — This month marks 22 years since the passage of the Family and Medical Leave Act. The FMLA was an important first step … Continue reading

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Changes in work, family demands affect body mass index of dual-income earners

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — A study co-written by a University of Illinois labor and employment relations professor shows that clocking extra hours at the office while juggling family demands takes a toll on the body mass index of individuals in dual-earner … Continue reading

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How caffeine undermines job performance

Most people start drinking caffeine because it makes them feel more alert and improves their mood. Many studies suggest that caffeine actually improves cognitive task performance (memory, attention span, etc.) in the short-term. Unfortunately, these studies fail to consider the … Continue reading

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Top 10 worst paying jobs for women

Research found that pay gaps between men and women are often wider in traditionally high-paying occupations A full-time female employee earned 82.5% of what a man earned in 2014, up considerably from 1979, when women made an estimated 62% of … Continue reading

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Get Your Passion Project Moving Without Quitting Your Day Job

You’ve finally figured out what you want to do with your life — start a company, launch a website, design an app, or found a nonprofit. The only problem is that you can’t afford to quit your job (and lose … Continue reading

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Basic Personality Changes Linked to Unemployment, Study Finds

WASHINGTON — Unemployment can change peoples’ core personalities, making some less conscientious, agreeable and open, which may make it difficult for them to find new jobs, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. “The results challenge the idea … Continue reading

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Workplace bullying a vicious circle

Bullying at work grinds victims down and makes them an ‘easy target’ for further abuse according to new research from the University of East Anglia. A study published today reveals a ‘spiral’ of abuse in which the victims of bullying … Continue reading

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36% of bosses are either “dysfunctional” or “horrible”

They may not all be as sinister as Kevin Spacey or as inappropriate as Jennifer Aniston in the Hollywood blockbuster “Horrible Bosses,” but recent research conducted by three University of Louisville professors highlighted that up to 36 percent of American … Continue reading

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There Are Risks to Mindfulness at Work

Mindfulness is close to taking on cult status in the business world. But as with any rapidly growing movement—regardless of its potential benefits—there is good reason here for caution. Championed for many years by pioneering researchers such as Ellen Langer and … Continue reading

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How Japan is dealing with workaholics

TOKYO — College-educated and gainfully employed 36-year-old Eriko Sekiguchi should be a sought after friend or date, planning nights on the town and faraway resort vacations. But she works in Japan, a nation where workaholic habits die hard. Often toiling … Continue reading

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Work-Related Asthma May Not Be Discussed for Fear of Losing Job

Newswise — ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (February 3, 2015) – Certain topics are difficult to discuss with your doctor – work-related asthma is apparently one of them. Identifying a health issue related to your job is scary because you don’t want … Continue reading

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