Highly skilled workers more likely to have control over their working day
Aug 08, 2017
People in high-skilled jobs and supervisory roles are more likely to enjoy control over their working hours, new research from a University of Kent expert in work-life balance shows.
Gender quotas can work but it depends on how employees feel about them
Aug 08, 2017
If you think your boss is in her position only because of a gender quota and not because of merit, it could affect the work you do for her.
'Yeah, if you could win spreadsheet title, that'd be great'
Aug 07, 2017
John Dumoulin has never really set foot in an office. He works part time at Chick-fil-a.
New model helps in fight against deadly parasitic disease
Aug 04, 2017
Cole Porter romanticized the phrase in his 1936 song, but the probable origin of having someone—or something—under one's skin is much less pleasant to consider. An early usage of the phrase by author Bayard Taylor in ...
Tesla fending off worker complaints on pay, safety
Aug 02, 2017
Tesla said Wednesday that demand for its electric cars was speeding along and revenue rising, as the upstart automaker strived to rev production while keeping workers happy.
What are our social and psychological responses to environmental disasters?
Aug 01, 2017
The Exxon Valdez oil tanker strikes a reef in Prince William Sound in 1989, releasing 11 million gallons of crude oil into the environment. A storm blows in soon after, spreading the oil over more than 1,000 miles of coastline.
Digging into the harsh world of ants
Jul 21, 2017
Imagine working for the harshest corporation in the world.
Rude customers linked to workers' shopping binges
Jul 19, 2017
Service workers who face verbal abuse from customers during the workday are more likely to go on unnecessary shopping sprees in the evening, indicates new research co-authored by a Michigan State University business expert.
Japan flood death toll rises to 30
Jul 13, 2017
The death toll from heavy rains and flooding in Japan's south has risen to 30, officials said Thursday, while rescue workers continued their efforts to find survivors.
Global warming could result in losses for the European wine industry
Jul 12, 2017
Slight increases in temperature in Mediterranean regions from global warming could potentially result in labor, productivity and economic losses for the European wine industry, an article in the journal Temperature suggests.