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Economics / Business - Career - 06.12.2016
The Work Foundation launches Commission on Good Work
The Work Foundation launches Commission on Good Work
The Work Foundation , part of Lancaster University, has launched a brand new “Commission on Good Work?. At an exclusive breakfast in the Churchill War Rooms, the new Director of the Work Foundation, Lesley Giles , welcomed senior leaders in business, trade unions, professional bodies, and the public and voluntary sectors.

Career - 20.09.2016
Research looks at the physical facts behind fiction’s fascination
Oxford researchers launch the Online Labour Index,  which finds US employers are the number one users of the 'online gig economy? (representing 52% of the market) but over the last few months UK employers have been fast catching up.

Career - Administration - 06.09.2016
Major ERC investment launches frontier research into gender inequalities
Major ERC investment launches frontier research into gender inequalities
Lynn Prince Cooke, Professor of Social Policy at the University, has been awarded a £1.5 million European Research Council consolidator grant for NEWFAMSTRAT, an innovative 5-year comparative research project to unravel how and why gender inequalities in paid and unpaid work persist in Finland, Germany, and the UK.

Career - Economics / Business - 06.09.2016
New study suggests women do ask for pay rises but don’t get them
New research shows that women ask for wage rises just as often as men, but men are 25 per cent more likely to get a raise when they ask. Using a randomly chosen sample of 4,600 workers across more than 800 employers, the research is the first to do a statistical test of the idea that women get paid less because they are not as pushy as men.

Career - 02.09.2016
50-year study pinpoints countries where women are doing the least housework
Italian women consistently do the most housework. However, the researchers' analysis of 66 surveys across 19 countries shows 'traditional' countries are catching up on gender equality. Researchers have looked at the time spent doing housework by men and women living in 19 countries from the early 1960s up to the first decade of the 21st century.

Health - Career - 18.08.2016
It is all in the hips - professional golfers more likely to have different shaped hip joints to most of the population
Lack of success on the fairway may not be due to your swing - it could be your hips that are to blame. New research from the University of Warwick has found that professional golfers are more likely to have different shaped right and left hips compared to the rest of us. The finding was made by Dr Edward Dickenson and his colleagues at the University of Warwick's Warwick Medical School.

Career - Economics / Business - 03.06.2016
Meaningful work not created - only destroyed - by bosses, study finds
Meaningful work not created - only destroyed - by bosses, study finds Bosses play no role in fostering a sense of meaningfulness at work - but they do have the capacity to destroy it and should stay out of the way, new research shows. The study by researchers at the University of Sussex and the University of Greenwich shows that quality of leadership receives virtually no mention when people describe meaningful moments at work, but poor management is the top destroyer of meaningfulness.

Career - Administration - 24.05.2016
Joint reports suggest peer support could boost disabled people’s employment prospects
Peer to peer support or mentoring is an effective way of boosting disabled people's employment prospects, and should have a stronger role in government work programmes - two studies published today by Disability Rights UK (DRUK) and The Work Foundation suggest. Disabled people say peer support offers hope, self-belief, encouragement and good role models.

Career - 29.04.2016
Could teachers do less marking for better results?
Many teachers complain about their marking workload, but new research finds there is little evidence to show whether many of the approaches currently adopted are a good use of teachers' time. The report, A Marked Improvement',  by the University of Oxford and the charity, Education Endowment Foundation (EEF), says there needs to be more research into which marking strategies really work, but it also identifies some approaches that do make a difference.

Health - Career - 11.04.2016
Study examines factors affecting whether women choose a medical research career
Unless exposed to positive research experience and role models during their medical education and training, women are unlikely to consider careers in academic medicine seriously. That's one conclusion of an Oxford University study published in  The Lancet . It asked why, when entry to medical schools is evenly split between men and women, those working in University medical departments are predominantly men.

Event - Career - 07.04.2016
Stroke survivors face ‘invisible impairments’ to return to work
‘Invisible impairments' can make it difficult for stroke survivors to maintain a job, according to a study from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the University of Cambridge. The findings, published in the journal BMJ Open , suggest that more needs to be done to make survivors, their GPs and employers aware of the difficulties that they may face.

Health - Career - 05.04.2016
General practice in England nearing 'saturation point' as study reveals extent of GP workload increase
General practice in England nearing ’saturation point’ as study reveals extent of GP workload increase
The largest analysis of GP and nurse consultations to date shows workloads in general practice have increased by 16 per cent over the past seven years, with more frequent and longer consultations. The researchers, from the Universities of Oxford and Bristol, reported their findings in The Lancet. They warn the increases are unsustainable, and that general practice in England could be reaching saturation point.

Law - Career - 25.02.2016
Honeypot Britain? EU migrants’ benefits and the UK referendum
Ahead of Britain's EU referendum, research will explore the experiences of EU migrants working in the UK, and attitudes to employment and social security - for which there is little empirical evidence, despite intense political rhetoric. An initial study suggests workers from the EU are significantly under-represented in employment tribunals.

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 - Economics / Business - 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.

Economics / Business - 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 - Economics / Business - 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.

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