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Book 'managing diversity and inclusion in the workplace' up for top award

Photo: Professor Jawad Syed [06/01/2016] Professor Jawad Syed’s book ‘Managing Diversity and Inclusion: An International Perspective’ shortlisted for CMI’s Management Book of the Year Awards and is set to become the standard text.Book 'managing diversity and inclusion in the workplace' up for top award - Read more

Preventing diabetes at the office

Photo: Woman at her desk in the office [14/12/2015] For people who already have high blood sugar, preventing diabetes could amount to just another day at the office. A new study found that employees enrolled in a workplace intervention program as a group lost more weight, showed greater reductions in fasting blood sugar and ate less fat than employees who received only written health guidelines for diabetes prevention.Preventing diabetes at the office - Read more

Accessible workplace design makes inclusion possible in the workplace

( Source: REHACARE.de )

[14/10/2015] Participation in the workforce is one of the most important prerequisites for successful inclusion. If you truly want to promote and not just talk about it, you need to provide persons with disabilities with a realistic chance in the primary labor market. Numerous exhibitors introduce support and consulting options for persons with disabilities in the workplace in lectures at REHACARE 2015. Accessible workplace design makes inclusion possible in the workplace - Read more

Depression can lead to work disability

Photo: Woman with head in her hands [14/10/2015] In Norway, men with depression are three times more likely to become work disabled than those without. This risk is only twice as great for women. Researchers at SINTEF and the Nordland and Finnmark hospitals have carried out a study published this summer in the periodical International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research.Depression can lead to work disability - Read more

Caring for people with dementia – a new Australian-first guide on respite care

Photo: Guide front cover [07/09/2015] Dementia Awareness Month is being marked at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) with the launch of a unique new national guide for carers which aims to help them get the most out of respite care when they need it most.Caring for people with dementia – a new Australian-first guide on respite care - Read more

Links between individual characteristics and disability employment gap

Photo: Woman and man looking at some sheets of paper [05/08/2015] Researchers have explored the characteristics of people with disabilities who have achieved success in the workplace. The gap was found to be smaller among women, married people and individuals with higher educational achievement. These findings can inform efforts to develop policies and practices that will narrow the persistent gap in employment between people with and without disabilities.Links between individual characteristics and disability employment gap - Read more

Job services lacking for young people with autism

Photo: Young woman with a laptop [27/07/2015] As autism becomes more prevalent, the need grows for services that help young people with autism to find and keep jobs, indicates new research led by Michigan State University education scholars.Job services lacking for young people with autism - Read more

Increasing regulation of care service makes sector less attractive

Photo: Elderly woman and caregiver [29/06/2015] Over 1.5 million people currently work in the care sector in the UK. However, health and social care sector have experienced challenges in recent years as a result of austerity measures in the public sector which has had implications for the pay and pensions of those working in the sector. With growing demands and fewer resources, the issue of workforce planning has become increasingly critical.Increasing regulation of care service makes sector less attractive - Read more

Older workers remain unemployed nearly 6 weeks longer

Photo: Elderly man working [17/06/2015] Results from a new study led by the Georgia Institute of Technology's School of Psychology and University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management show that, compared to younger job seekers, older adults receive fewer job offers, search for weeks longer and are ultimately less likely to find re-employment after losing a job. The study is published by the journal Psychological Bulletin.Older workers remain unemployed nearly 6 weeks longer - Read more

Insomnia leads to decreased empathy in health care workers

Photo: Woman sitting in bed, getting no sleep [10/06/2015] A new study suggests that insomnia decreases empathy in health care workers and may lead to adverse clinical outcomes and medical errors. Results show that subjects with an Insomnia Severity Index ISI of greater than 8, scored significantly higher across all four subscales of empathy.Insomnia leads to decreased empathy in health care workers - Read more

 
 

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