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Predicting job performance and turnover in education using machine learning

September 27, 2019

While resumes and job applications are commonly used to screen applicants for teaching positions, there’s been little research…
Science Jobs That Are In High Demand Right Now

July 10, 2019

At some point, every child dreams of becoming a scientist when they grow up. But, very few of…
Binge Drinking in College May Lower Chances of Landing a Job After College

September 22, 2017

Heavy drinking six times a month reduces the probability that a new college graduate will land a job…
Employee outsourcing hides slaves in the workforce, shows research

September 12, 2017

Failure to monitor outsourced recruitment is resulting in companies inadvertently employing victims of modern slavery, according to new…
Failure to Find a Job Can Land Women Back in Prison

September 12, 2017

Los Angeles incarcerates more people than any other city in the world, at a fiscal cost of more…
Individuals with bipolar disorder need workplace support

August 8, 2017

People with bipolar disorder often find themselves unemployed due to exclusion, stigma and stereotypes directed at them at…
Minimum-wage hikes could push low-pay workers away

June 19, 2017

Low-wage workers tend to commute away from states that raise the minimum wage rather than toward them, according…
Give it a rest

June 9, 2017

Rest is perhaps one of the most undervalued, necessary components of human life, especially in today’s 24/7 economy.…
Wages get a bump, thanks to women entering the workforce

June 6, 2017

The future is female—at least in regards to employment in the science, technology, engineering and math field. In…
Researcher finds Chinese concept can improve employee performance

April 19, 2017

In the United States, employees who don’t understand their bosses’ instructions usually are free to ask questions or…
‘Values Gap’ in Workplace Can Lead Millennials to Look Elsewhere

February 3, 2017

Much has been made in popular culture about millennials as they join the working world, including their tendency…
UMN report shows immigrants play vital role in future of state workforce

January 24, 2017

A University of Minnesota research report shows the future strength of Minnesota’s economy depends on attracting and integrating…
Timekeeping Software Can Disadvantage Hourly Workers

January 13, 2017

A new study by Elizabeth Tippett of the University of Oregon School of Law finds that timekeeping software…
Research zeroing in on Fresno, shows $15 California minimum wage has big impact on pay, none on jobs

January 12, 2017

For the first time, economists at the University of California, Berkeley have measured the likely pay and job…
It matters who you know: Referral networks in the labor market

December 14, 2016

Half of all workers say they found their current job through a friend or social acquaintance, but “job-referral…
Perceived long-term job insecurity puts pressure on older workers

December 8, 2016

The long-term threat of getting a pink slip is giving some older workers the blues. Employees believing for…
Researchers warn of financial risks in retirement jobs

December 2, 2016

Any of the 10,000 Baby Boomers retiring every day who are contemplating a second job in their retirement…
Curiosity can predict employees’ ability to creatively solve problems, research shows

November 18, 2016

Employers who are looking to hire creative problem-solvers should consider candidates with strong curiosity traits, and personality tests…
Why Angry Employees Are Bad for Business

November 10, 2016

New research from the University of Arizona underscores how important it is for supervisors to pay attention to…
Retail Industry Corporate Hypocrisy Can Lead to Negative Employee Attitudes, Loss in Sales

October 17, 2016

The U.S. retail industry is the nation’s largest employer, with nearly 15.7 million employees and one million retail…
How Supervisors Can Help (or Hurt) Employee Recovery

September 27, 2016

New research from the University of Arizona Eller College of Management shows that supervisors play an important role…
Is there a right way to quit your job? Research finds some ways are better than others

September 23, 2016

Most everybody has been there: you’ve decided to quit your job and now you have to inform your…
Underemployment can lead to creativity and organizational commitment

September 16, 2016

Having underemployed workers can lead to two outcomes that benefit an organization — creativity and commitment to the…
Working well by being well

August 25, 2016

Nearly 90 percent of companies in the United States use some form of employee wellness program – from…
‘Ban the Box’ leads to increase in employer racial discrimination

June 16, 2016

“Ban the Box” legislation seeks to open doors to employment for people with criminal records by barring employers…
Joint reports suggest peer support could boost disabled people’s employment prospects

May 24, 2016

Disabled people say peer support offers hope, self-belief, encouragement and good role models. Crucially, participants of these programmes…
Race and Gender May Not Affect Employer Interest in Resumes

April 26, 2016

In 2004, research found that resumes submitted by people with distinctly sounding African-American names were less likely to…
For women, waiting to have children until after 30 minimizes career income losses

April 15, 2016

Working women who want to minimize career income losses related to motherhood should wait until they are about…
Study: Women, nonwhite execs promote diversity to their own detriment

April 12, 2016

Not only does the promotion of diversity in the workplace not help executives in their performance evaluations, but…
Marking territory stifles workplace creativity

April 4, 2016

Managers often stress the importance of creativity in the workplace. Hiring innovative employees, inspiring them to try new…
Working 9am-5pm no longer ‘the way to make a living’

February 26, 2016

A new report produced by Lancaster University’s Work Foundation, and commissioned by Citrix, has revealed the UK is…
Cumulative experiences help black men succeed in IT careers

January 22, 2016

Expanding the range of black men’s career options in an increasingly technology-oriented world will help alleviate high unemployment…
Q&A: how much workplace collaboration is too much?

January 21, 2016

Rob Cross’s fascinating work on “collaborative overload,” conducted with Adam Grant and Robert “Reb” Rebele of the University…
Zuckerberg or Buffett — Is Youth or Experience More Valuable in the Boardroom?

January 21, 2016

Approximately half of the companies listed with Standard & Poor have adopted policies mandating retirement based on age.…
Racial makeup of labor markets affects who gets job leads

January 14, 2016

The racial composition of a labor market plays a significant role in whether workers find out about job…
During Great Recession employees drank less on the job, but more afterwards

January 6, 2016

Periods of economic uncertainty tend to influence drinking problems among people who lose their jobs, as some turn…
‘Moral’ anger is a force for good at work

December 21, 2015

Employers should embrace anger among employees for the vital role it plays in sustaining a just and fair…
Study: Future Business Leaders Demand Bold Action on Climate Change

December 3, 2015

A new global study of more than 3,700 students at 29 top business schools found that corporations unwilling…
Young people should be guided into jobs not starting businesses – new research reveals

November 18, 2015

Government should focus resources on supporting young people in to mainstream employment rather than encouraging self-employment, a new…
Overweight men just as likely as overweight women to face discrimination in retail settings

November 17, 2015

Men who are overweight are just as likely as overweight women to experience interpersonal discrimination when applying for…
Business as Plan B

November 10, 2015

When Sarah Thébaud analyzed survey data from 24 countries — including the United States — between 2001 and…
Cancer survivors less likely to receive callbacks from potential employers

November 9, 2015

Job applicants who are cancer survivors are less likely to receive callbacks from potential retail employers than those…
Study: Customer feedback helps spur employee creativity

October 15, 2015

Empowering customers to give feedback to service providers can have a key motivational impact on employees’ creativity and…
U.S. job market and automotive sales trends support growth in gasoline use

September 16, 2015

U.S. motor gasoline product supplied, a proxy for gasoline use in the United States, has been rising after…
How having racially diverse friends can help you on the job

August 19, 2015

Employees with a racially diverse group of friends outside of work may actually perform better at their jobs,…
UK think tank calls for greater support for 7m older workers with chronic illnesses

July 27, 2015

The government must overhaul policies and help employers support the health needs of the 7.2m older workers in…
Ed Hess: How To Succeed in the ‘Smart Machine Revolution’

July 22, 2015

The current generation of students is on the threshold of a job market unlike any the world has…
Driven to distraction: What causes cyberloafing at work?

June 27, 2015

With the rise in virtual work teams, flexible work arrangements, and personal electronic devices in the workplace, the…
Oil and natural gas production job declines tend to lag oil price declines

June 25, 2015

Employment in oil and natural gas extraction and support activities in the United States reached nearly 538,000 in…
Help on its way for seafarers in Arctic waters

June 23, 2015

The increased possibilities for shipping in the Arctic are opening up new business opportunities in the North Atlantic. However,…
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