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Psychology - Career - 22.12.2015
Beware the ’awestruck effect’
Charismatic business leaders can cause their followers to suppress emotions, which can harm companies over the long term, according to new research. Remember that even the most charismatic person is only human. Jochen Menges While charismatic leaders may be magnetic, they can cause their followers to suppress emotions, which can harm companies through increased strain, lower job satisfaction and reduced information exchange among employees, according to new research from the University of Cambridge.

Career - Business / Economics - 17.11.2015
Young people should be guided into jobs not starting businesses - new research reveals
Government should focus resources on supporting young people in to mainstream employment rather than encouraging self-employment, a new report recommends. Although self-employment brings advantages such as autonomy and flexibility, being your own boss can be risky and can lead to lower financial returns, with little economic benefit for disadvantaged groups.

Health - Career - 11.09.2015
Pedalling like a Tour winner is a losing strategy for most of us
Pedalling like Chris Froome or Alberto Contador might seem appealing, but Oxford University researchers have found that for most of us it's likely to reduce rather than improve our performance. Pedalling like Chris Froome or Alberto Contador might seem appealing, but Oxford University researchers have found that for most of us it's likely to reduce rather than improve our performance.

Career - Health - 03.08.2015
Is the GP 'fit note' fit for purpose?
GPs require better training in using the ‘fit note', according to new research by The University of Nottingham. Rehabilitation research experts commissioned by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) found that fit notes were not being used to their full potential by doctors, patients and employers to manage sick leave.

Business / Economics - Career - 15.05.2015
Entrepreneurship thrives when local wages are high, Sussex study shows
Entrepreneurship thrives when local wages are high, Sussex study shows
Entrepreneurship thrives when local wages are high, Sussex study shows Attempts by successive governments to boost entrepreneurship in areas with low rates of self-employment have largely failed, according to a new study by economists at the universities of Sussex and Sheffield. In a review of Census data in England and Wales over the past 90 years, the researchers found that low-enterprise areas such as County Durham had the lowest rates of self-employment in every decade between 1921 and 2011.

Pedagogy - Career - 12.05.2015
Even in ’conservative’ West Germany, four fifths of mothers work
A study of 500 couples shows that only a fifth (21%) of couples born between 1956 and 1965 in 'conservative West Germany' followed the traditional model of having a stay-at-home mum and a male breadwinner as their children grew up. Oxford University researcher Laura Langner analysed decades of SOEP data gathered by the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW), in which households were ed on a yearly basis. She found that four-fifths of mothers returned to work either part-time or full-time, but often not before the children reached their teens.

Career - Business / Economics - 06.02.2015
New report finds creative and digital freelancers fuel prosperity and growth
New report finds creative and digital freelancers fuel prosperity and growth
New report finds creative and digital freelancers fuel prosperity and growth The results of a research project involving the University of Sussex provide the first empirical evidence that self-employment in the creative, digital and IT sector fuels prosperity and success. Furthermore, the results of the Brighton Fuse 2 project indicate that freelancers enjoy good incomes and are satisfied with their employment status.

Health - Career - 21.01.2015
Researchers call for more specialist nurses to support workers with Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Researchers have found that specialist nurses play a crucial role in helping those with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) stay in work. A report by Lancaster University's Work Foundation recommends an increase in the number of specialist nurses to help people with IBD manage their condition in the workplace.

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