Perceived long-term job insecurity puts pressure on older workers
17 hours ago
The long-term threat of getting a pink slip is giving some older workers the blues.
Work-life laws privilege brothel and community interests
Dec 06, 2016
Work-life laws and policies are put in place primarily to protect workers. However, for legal prostitutes working in Nevada's brothels these laws and policies are instead geared towards brothel and community interests, finds ...
Honey bee teenagers speed up the ageing process of their elders
Dec 06, 2016
In honey bee colonies, a single queen is laying eggs from which thousands of worker bees are born. At a young age, workers care for the brood, then build and defend the nest and eventually, towards the end of their lives, ...
Act now to prevent exodus of older workers, businesses urged
Nov 28, 2016
Measures should be taken by employers to ensure older workers don't become demotivated and head into early retirement, according to a new report.
Compassion fatigue widespread among foster carers
Nov 22, 2016
The needs of children traumatised through abuse, neglect and loss, combined with a lack of appropriate support from fostering agencies, means that many foster carers are suffering from compassion fatigue, according to new ...
Concern over parasites affecting honey bees
Nov 15, 2016
Scientists from The University of Western Australia's Centre for Integrative Bee Research (CIBER) tagged 200 honey bee workers to find out how a highly-contagious fungal parasite (Nosema apis) impacts their ability to pollinate ...
Microsoft adds new chat-based service for workers
Nov 02, 2016
Taking a cue from competing online services like Slack, which let workers chat and share information on the job, Microsoft is adding a new program called "Teams" to its Office 365 suite of internet productivity software.
LinkedIn, Glassdoor add tools to reveal your pay potential
Nov 02, 2016
Money isn't everything, but it counts for a lot at work. That's why work-related websites like LinkedIn and Glassdoor are adding new online tools to help professionals understand their salary potential.
Workers and farmers find social sustainability gains in organic farming
Oct 28, 2016
New research from the University of Bristol has found that embracing organic farming methods can bring gains in social sustainability, and benefits for farmers and workers.
Leisure activities, job crafting can make company 'mistfits' more productive
Oct 20, 2016
Finding meaning outside of work and proactively tailoring duties on the job may help people who fail to gel with a company's culture stay engaged and become more productive workers, according to researchers.