Researchers to investigate ‘flexible furlough’ and employers’ attitudes to part-time work

A research project by Cranfield School of Management will seek to determine to what extent so-called ‘flexible furlough’ during the coronavirus pandemic has increased employer openness to part-time working. Over 18 months, academics will investigate to what degree the ‘survival…

Study highlights pitfalls associated with ‘cybervetting’ job candidates

A recent study of how human resources professionals review online information and social media profiles of job candidates highlights the ways in which so-called “cybervetting” can introduce bias and moral judgment into the hiring process. “The study drives home that…

Will we enjoy work more once routine tasks are automated? – Not necessarily, a study shows

Will we enjoy our work more once routine tasks are automated? – Not necessarily, suggests a recent study Research conducted at Åbo Akademi University suggests that when routine work tasks are being replaced with intelligent technologies, the result may be…

Boomerang performance is on par with internal employees who never left the firm, new paper finds

Organizations seeking to fill internal roles traditionally have two options: promote from within or hire externally. Internal promotions benefit from being vetted talent who possess firm-specific skills while outside hires harbor external knowledge that can infuse an organization with new…

Beyond the illness: how COVID-19 is negatively impacting those who are not infected

The pandemic has impacted farmers, children, plant workers and even office workers in unique ways that go beyond physical illness. Several studies that explore these individualized effects will be presented during the Individual Impacts of Global Pandemic Risks session and…

Way to support effective brain performance after head injury backgrounded by lack of sleep

Scientists from the School of Biomedicine of Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) with colleagues from Italy, Spain, Romania, and Sweden suggest a way to protect the brain and minimize neurodegenerative processes after concussion head injuries in the presence of extensive…

Strenuous work during pregnancy increases likelihood of high birth weight

First empirical evidence of maternal and fetal health effects of working during pregnancy shows strenuous work increases the likelihood of having a baby with fetal macrosomia by 17% due to potential inadequacies of workplace accommodation laws

Natural disaster preparations may aid businesses’ pandemic response

The social and economic impacts of COVID-19 have battered small- and medium-sized enterprises, putting millions of jobs in the U.S. at risk. And a year rife with natural disasters has not done many struggling businesses any favors. To learn about…

UTEP and partners awarded $1.5 million NSF grant to improve quality of life for senior citizens

EL PASO, Texas – A team of interdisciplinary researchers from The University of Texas at El Paso in collaboration with the City of El Paso and El Paso Community College (EPCC) recently was awarded nearly $1.5 million from the National…

COVID-19 deaths among black essential workers linked to racial disparities

Racial disparities among essential workers could be a key reason that Black Americans are more likely than whites to contract and die of COVID-19, according to researchers at the University of Utah. They found that Blacks disproportionately worked in nine…

Firefighters exposed to more potentially harmful chemicals than previously thought

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A new Oregon State University study suggests that firefighters are more likely to be exposed to potentially harmful chemicals while on duty compared to off duty. The on-duty firefighters in the Kansas City, Missouri, area experienced higher…

CSU study links physical stress on the job with brain and memory decline in older age

A new study out of Colorado State University has found that physical stress in one’s job may be associated with faster brain aging and poorer memory. Aga Burzynska, an assistant professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies,…

CSU study links physical stress on the job with brain and memory decline in older age

A new study out of Colorado State University has found that physical stress in one’s job may be associated with faster brain aging and poorer memory. Aga Burzynska, an assistant professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies,…

How handling meat leads to psychological numbness

Butchers and deli workers become desensitised to handling meat within the first two years of handling it as part of their job say psychologists. The study led by Dr Jared Piazza of Lancaster University recruited 56 people in Lancashire with…

Gwenith Fisher named SIOP fellow

Gwenith Fisher, PhD has been named a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP). Dr. Fisher was granted Fellow status by the SIOP Executive Board at its most recent meeting. The profession of industrial and organizational psychology…

SIOP recognizes Mahima Saxena with Humanitarian Award

Mahima Saxena, PhD has been honored with the Humanitarian Award from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP). The annual award is given in recognition of a SIOP member who has made sustained, significant, and outstanding humanitarian contributions related…