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Attendance bonuses actually increase employee absence, finds new research

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The FINANCIAL — Offering employees a monetary bonus for good attendance actually has the opposite desired effect, increasing employee absence, finds new research from Frankfurt School of Finance and Management. Monetary incentives are widely used to align employee actions with employer objectives. Timo Vogelsang, Assistant Professor from Frankfurt School, and colleagues from the University of…

Who benefits the most from good leadership in the workplace?

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ABS researchers Sofija Pajic, Claudia Buengeler, and Deanne den Hartog (Leadership and Management section) explore the relationship between leadership, wellbeing, and socioeconomic status. The study was conducted with co-author Diana Boer (Institute of Psychology, University of Koblenz-Landau).…

80% of Gen Z Are Taking Positive Steps Toward Achieving Their Financial Goals

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The FINANCIAL — Survey Explores How Ethnicity and Gender Influence Young Adults’ Access to Financial Resources and Guidance, Further Underscoring the Need to Address Financial Education Gaps. Gen Z is emerging from the pandemic with a greater focus on saving, financial independence, gathering life experiences, and seeking financial education many were without access to in their schools…

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When building rapport, sometimes less is more

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A new study provides useful insights for interview situations. Sometimes less is more, at least when it comes to building rapport during interviews. That’s according to new research from the University of Georgia, which reveals that verbal interviewing techniques have a greater impact than nonverbal techniques—and combining the two had a detrimental effect.…

New research calls for hybrid working to be more sustainable

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The FINANCIAL —  The increase in the amount of hybrid working post-pandemic – where office-based employees work remotely for part of the week – needs to be more sustainable, according to a new study from experts based at The University of Manchester and Lancaster University.…

Middle Age is Highest Risk Time for Veteran Suicide

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The FINANCIAL — Scottish veterans face the highest risk of suicide in middle age, many years after leaving service. The study, led by the University of Glasgow in partnership with the Forces in Mind Trust and published in the journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine, looked at the risk of suicide in veterans compared with people who…

Don’t know how your data is used, or how to protect it? Here’s what you can do

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Discussions about how Facebook operates have been high on the agenda over the past week as the US Congress investigates the platform’s impact. At the core of these discussions are questions of how Facebook uses data that we, as users, generate.…

Corporate social justice and activism increased in 2020

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Shortlister surveyed more than 125 of the nation’s top benefit consultants to better understand the current wellness landscape. These consultants represent thousands of major companies across the United States –  businesses that cover millions of lives in total. …

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GDP up by 2.2% and employment up by 0.7% in the euro area

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GDP growth in the euro area and the EU– In the second quarter of 2021, seasonally adjusted GDP increased by 2.2% in the euro area and by 2.1% in the EU compared with the previous quarter, according to an estimate published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In the first quarter of 2021,…

Women are Undercited and Men are Overcited in Communication

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The FINANCIAL —  In academia, how often one’s work is cited is one of the most important factors impacting who receives promotions, awards, and grants. It purports to be a nonbiased metric of the significance of a scholar’s research and contributions to the field. But what if it’s not that straightforward?…

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The Parent Trap

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It’s no secret women are grossly underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in higher education. The numbers tell the story: Women made up just 24% of senior, full-time faculty (associate and full professors) in the natural sciences, and only 15% of tenured professorships in engineering as of 2017. The usual explanation holds that these jobs…

Obscuring the Truth Can Promote Cooperation

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The FINANCIAL — People are more likely to cooperate if they think others are cooperating, too. New research by biologists in the School of Arts & Sciences shows that overstating the true level of cooperation in a society can increase cooperative behavior overall.…

How to Avoid Workplace Violence in 2021

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Not too long ago, a group of employees at a private company would meet after work, enjoy a few beers and head home. It’s a ritual that is repeated countless times across the country, in almost every type of job category. Employees often get together outside of the workplace for food, fun and to simply…

Amazon Introduces New Mental Health Benefit for All U.S. Employees and Their Family Members

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The FINANCIAL -- Amazon today launched a new mental health benefit, Resources for Living, that provides every U.S. employee, their family, and their household with a single place to start for personalized, convenient, and confidential support for mental health and daily life assistance. These services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week,…

Nestlé supports reskilling drive in Europe

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The FINANCIAL -- The job landscape in Europe is undergoing significant change, meaning that many workers are looking to learn new skills that will help them get in-demand jobs.…

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