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Career - 09.08.2022
Analysis: Ethnic minority workers earn much less than white counterparts within the same firm
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 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
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
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
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
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.

Health - Career - 22.12.2021
Biology unlikely to drive ethnic differences in Covid-19 risk for healthcare workers
Biology unlikely to drive ethnic differences in Covid-19 risk for healthcare workers
The differences in Covid-19 infection risk between ethnic minority healthcare workers and their white colleagues is likely due to home and work factors rather than biology, finds the largest and most detailed study on the subject, co-led by researchers at UCL. Previous research has shown that healthcare workers from ethnic minority groups are at a disproportionately higher risk of contracting Covid-19 than their white colleagues.

Health - Career - 10.11.2021
New target for Covid-19 vaccines identified
Next generation vaccines for Covid-19 should aim to induce an immune response against 'replication proteins', essential for the very earliest stages of the viral cycle, concludes new research carried out by UCL scientists. By designing vaccines that activate immune memory cells, known as T cells, to attack infected cells expressing this part of the virus's internal machinery, it may be possible to eliminate SARS-CoV-2 at the very outset, thereby helping stop its spread.

Career - Economics / Business - 09.07.2021
Seafarers draw on vital support from port chaplains
Seafarers draw on vital support from port chaplains
Seafarers of different faiths and no faith rely on support from port chaplains in coping with what is often dangerous work in challenging institutionalised workplace settings, research from Cardiff University has found. On board ship, religious beliefs and attitudes are kept private but seafarers revealed to the team the ways in which many who do have a faith construct their own set of religious beliefs in order to cope better with living and working conditions.

Career - Health - 01.06.2021
Study launched to investigate whether paramedics can ease GP workload
This two-year project funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is a collaboration between the University of Bristol and UWE Bristol, and is being delivered as part of the ' REACH ' emergency care research initiative. The READY study will look in detail at how paramedics are supporting the delivery of general practice healthcare services up and down the country.

Career - 29.04.2021
Window views and smaller offices improve productivity
Window views and smaller offices improve productivity
Workers in open plan offices who face the room, are next to a window and have few or no desks behind them are more productive, according to a new study by UCL researchers. Smaller open-plan offices with fewer desks in also help workers to feel more focused and productive, the researchers found. For the study, published in PLOSONE, researchers studied four floors of the London headquarters of a large international technology company, collecting a staff survey on workspace satisfaction as well as specific information on office seating positions of all participants and a marked floorplan.

Career - 21.04.2021
Little evidence entry into the UK Armed Forces before age 18 increases PTSD risk
Two studies led by researchers from the University of Glasgow and King's Centre for Military Health Research (KCMHR) at King's College London have found there is little evidence that early recruitment to the UK Armed Forces is associated with an adverse impact on long-term mental health, despite previously raised concerns.

Health - Career - 12.03.2021
Covid-19 vaccine linked to a reduction in transmission
News - Public Health Scotland Vaccination of Scotland's healthcare workers offers some protection against transmission of Covid-19 to their household contacts. A study of all healthcare workers employed by the NHS in Scotland and their households (which has not yet been peer-reviewed), shows that the rate of infection with Covid-19 for people that live with healthcare workers is at least 30% lower when the worker has been vaccinated mostly with a single dose.

Career - Economics / Business - 16.02.2021
How has the pandemic impacted our wellbeing?
New research from Professor Roger Gill, helps us to understand the impact of ongoing Covid-19 restrictions on mental health and wellbeing. The study, delivered in partnership with Professor Matt Grawitch and colleagues at St Louis University in Missouri, surveyed people living and working across the UK, France, Germany, Canada and the US.

Career - 11.02.2021
LGBT+ workers experience higher levels of conflict at work, shows new report
Last updated on Friday 19 February 2021 The CIPD is today launching a new research report, co-authored by the School of Management's Dr Luke Fletcher , to highlight how LGBT+ workers tend to have a more negative experience of work.

Career - Innovation - 02.02.2021
New book explores the challenges of working from home
New book explores the challenges of working from home
Academics from the University of Sussex Business School and Coventry University have teamed up to produce a groundbreaking book on agile working and working from home. The new book draws on new and existing research and literature to provide impactful insights and new findings into the impact of home-working and technology on productivity and personal welfare.

Health - Career - 09.12.2020
Healthcare workers 7 times as likely to have severe COVID-19 as other workers
Healthcare workers are seven times as likely to have severe COVID-19 infection as those with other types of 'non-essential' jobs, finds research led by the University of Glasgow which focused on the first UK-wide lockdown The study, which is published in the journal Occupational & Environmental Medicine, found those with jobs in the social care and transport sectors are twice as likely to have severe COVID-19, emphasising the need to ensure that essential (key) workers are adequately protected against the infection, say the researchers.

Health - Career - 20.11.2020
Prior COVID-19 infection offers protection from re-infection for at least six months
A new study suggests that individuals who have previously had COVID-19 are highly unlikely to contract the illness again, for at least six months following their first infection. The study, done as part of a major collaboration between the University of Oxford and Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) NHS Foundation Trust, was published today as a pre-print.

Health - Career - 10.11.2020
New research on Primary Care Networks reports significant progress, and challenges ahead
Primary care networks need to increase the engagement of GP practices and wider primary care teams, and strengthen their leadership and management, to become firmly established to meet the challenges ahead, says a new study by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) BRACE Rapid Evaluation Centre undertaken by researchers at the University of Birmingham and RAND Europe.

Health - Career - 30.10.2020
First study to assess risk of COVID-19 to health of care workers in Wales
The first study to establish the risk of COVID-19 to care workers across Wales is to launch today. The pandemic is thought to have had a major impact on the health of the 20,000 workers who offer personal care and support to the elderly or people with life-limiting conditions in their own homes. The study, led by Cardiff University, in partnership with Public Health Wales and Swansea University and supported by Social Care Wales, is funded by UK Research and Innovation.
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