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Career - Economics - 19.10.2022
Over a third of office workers ’hybrid misfits’
Over a third of office staff are working away from home for more days than they would like, according to new research from the University. Some 39% of office workers are so-called hybrid "misfits" and don't have the right balance of home and office working, the survey funded by the Economic and Social Research Council found.
Career - Social Sciences - 06.10.2022
Rethinking young women’s working lives
New research will examine how women's early experiences of employment shape long-term career paths and reinforce inequalities in the labour market. The project, led by University of Leeds academics and funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), will explore early indications of work inequalities based on gender, and how disadvantages in employment develop over time.
Health - Career - 23.08.2022
Researchers urge caution over increasing non-medical clinical roles in GP practices
The employment of non-medical staff with clinical roles in primary care has been linked to negative impacts on patient satisfaction in a study by University of Manchester researchers. The analysis of 6,296 English general practices between 2015 and 2019 is the most detailed to date exploring the impact on delivery and patients' experience of healthcare of the introduction of new roles including social prescribers, clinical pharmacists, paramedics and physician associates.
Career - 09.08.2022
Analysis: Ethnic minority workers earn much less than white counterparts within the same firm
Writing in The Conversation, Professor Alex Bryson (UCL Social Research Institute), Dr John Forth (City University) and Dr Nikolaos Theodoropoulos (University of Cyprus) report on their new research into wage disparities found between ethnic minorities and white counterparts. Ethnic minorities make up an ever larger share of the UK workforce.
Career - 09.08.2022
Significant wage disparities found between ethnic minorities and white counterparts
Significant differences exist in the earnings between white and ethnic minority workers who are colleagues in the same workplace, according to a new study co-led by UCL, Bayes Business School and the University of Cyprus. Published in the British Journal of Industrial Relations , the research explores the scale of ethnic wage gaps among full-time employees, after accounting for the segregation of white and ethnic minority employees into different types of workplaces.
Career - 27.04.2022
Bullying: why most people do nothing when they witness it - and how to take action
Imagine that you are at work, and you witness a colleague repeatedly bullying another colleague. What would you do? While many of us like to think that we would interfere to stop it, surveys show that most employees who witness bullying situations, known as bystanders, do not respond in ways that would help the victim.
Social Sciences - Career - 21.02.2022
New study to investigate the effectiveness of an online LGBTQ+ training course to improve social care for LGBTQ+ young people in England
A new study led by the University of Birmingham will evaluate the effectiveness of an online training programme for improving social workers' knowledge, attitudes and beliefs when working with LGBTQ+ young people. In conjunction with What Works for Children's Social Care , the study will determine the effectiveness of LGBTQ+ diversity training for social workers and its impact on practice with LGBTQ+ young people.
Career - 17.02.2022
Employers should nurture friendship and support amongst co-workers to unlock creativity
Co-worker support shared with a partner at home inspires creative thinking, shows new research from our School of Management Employers who want to see creative thinking in their workforce should value supportive friendships between colleagues as the key to unlocking more resourcefulness and innovation.
Career - 31.01.2022
Employment fears may explain rise of extremist parties across Europe
Fears over job security and quality of work for a new class of disaffected citizens - the 'precariat' - could explain the rise of popular extremist parties across Europe, according to a new study. Studying the 2017 national elections in France and the Netherlands, researchers discovered a link between electoral support for radical populist parties of both the right and left and 'precarity' - a lack of economic security and stable occupational identities.