Soft skills training boosts productivity
Jan 20, 2017
Workers with well-honed soft skills—time and stress management, problem-solving, communication and good teamwork, for example—tend to work at better firms and fetch higher wages.
Employee wages not just linked to skills, but quality of co-workers
Jan 19, 2017
The presence of high-performing co-workers can improve an individual's earnings, research at the University of York has shown.
Smartphone microscope offers cost-effective DNA sequencing and genetic mutation analysis
Jan 18, 2017
Just like an alphabet is made up of individual letters, DNA is composed of chemical bases. And in the same way that letters must be placed in a specific order to form words and sentences, the sequence of chemical bases is ...
Seagate to cut more than 2,000 China jobs: reports
Jan 14, 2017
US hard-disk drive manufacturer Seagate Technology will lay off more than 2,000 Chinese workers as it shutters a factory in eastern China, reports said Saturday, prompting anger among employees.
Research shows $15 California minimum wage has big impact on pay, none on jobs
Jan 12, 2017
For the first time, economists at the University of California, Berkeley have measured the likely pay and job impacts of California's scheduled statewide $15 minimum wage increase by 2023.
Rise in worker happiness leads to an increase in productivity
Dec 15, 2016
A new report to be published on IZA World of Labor finds that a rise in workers' happiness leads to an increase in productivity; and companies would profit from investment in their employees' well-being, following research ...
Pesticide poisoning stops bees from finding flowers, new research shows
Dec 13, 2016
New research published today in the journal Scientific Reports has shown how poisoning by pesticides can affect bees' spatial memories leading them to forget where they have been, making feeding less efficient and potentially ...
Perceived long-term job insecurity puts pressure on older workers
Dec 07, 2016
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, ...