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US – 11 Workers die at work every day

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, in recent years, an average of 11 Americans die on the job every single day and another roughly 50,000 die annually because of illnesses they contracted on the job — meaning that working kills roughly 54,000 Americans every year (and injures millions more). “These numbers are unacceptable to … Continue reading

Overweight women – More likely to work in lower-paying and more physically demanding jobs study finds

Overweight women are more likely to work in lower-paying and more physically demanding jobs; less likely to get higher-wage positions that include interaction with the public; and make less money in either case compared to average size women and all men, according to a new Vanderbilt study. “Starting when a woman becomes overweight, she is … Continue reading

High on Marijuana at Work in US – Nearly 10 percent go to work high, study finds

A new report has found nearly 1 in 10 Americans are showing up to work high on marijuana. conducted the survey in partnership with SurveyMonkey, and found 9.7 percent of Americans fessed up to smoking cannabis before showing up to the office. The data analyzed the marijuana and prescription drug habits of 534 Americans. What’s more, nearly … Continue reading

GenY – Not all that different in what they value in work

The assumed gulf between the attitudes and values of the millennials versus the nonmillennials[: as ]it turns out, GenY is generally not all that different in what they value in work. The gist of our millennial misunderstanding is that we assume that, as keyed in and digitally fluent as they are, millennials don’t necessarily, well, … Continue reading

The 40-Hour Work Week – 88% work above and beyond finds PGi

A staggering 88% of respondents from our June online survey said they work above and beyond the traditional 40-hour work week. Seventy-one percent responded that they take work home with them at least one day per week. Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at  R.I.P. 40-Hour Work Week. Related posts Ending the 9 … Continue reading

China – An epidemic of overwork

China is facing an epidemic of overwork, to hear the state-controlled press and Chinese social media tell it. About 600,000 Chinese a year die from working too hard, according to the China Youth Daily. China Radio International in April reported a toll of 1,600 every day. Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story … Continue reading

UK – An additional 8.7 million want to work flexibly right now

Flexible working is now an everyday part of life in Britain. 8 million people work part time (30 hours a week or less) and around 4 million usually work from home. For the first time, Timewise can reveal that an additional 8.7 million UK-based full time workers want to work flexibly right now (whether part … Continue reading

Canada – Record level have been with the same employer for at least five years is now at a study finds

Job for life?Job stability isn’t a “thing of the past,” but rather is stronger now than ever before, a new report finds.  Indeed, says the study by Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, the number of Canadians who have been with the same employer for at least five years is now at a record level. “The … Continue reading

The World’s Worst Countries For Workers – A report

The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) is a confederation of national trade union centres, each of which links the trade unions of that particular country. The International Trade Union Confederation has built the world’s most compre- hensive data base of violations of workers’ rights ( Descriptive texts detailing facts on real-world violations faced by workers … Continue reading

The Talent War – Workplace flexibility is the key (Infographic)

As if finding great employees wasn’t enough of a problem for small business owners, keeping them poses yet another HR challenge.  Plantronics Workplace Flexibility Survey of 270 small business owners conducted last year by the Corporate Executive Board found that 44 percent say that finding and retaining talent is the most difficult aspect of HR/labor … Continue reading

Working less can lead to getting more done

How can working less lead to getting more done?  Employees return to work recharged. It’s a benefit other companies don’t match. When people spend less time at work they are more efficient when they are there. It creates a sense of urgency. It improves teamwork. Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at  What … Continue reading

US – Nearly 1 in 4 workers say they don’t trust their employer survey says

Despite the rebound in the U.S. economy and an improving job market, nearly 1 in 4 workers say they don’t trust their employer and only about half believe their employer is open and upfront with them, according to the American Psychological Association’s 2014 Work and Well-Being Survey released today.  While almost two-thirds (64 percent) of … Continue reading

Job Stress – And the top spot went to France ! UK is second

According to a new study, 42 percent of American workers have changed jobs to escape the pressure-cooker, while another 35 percent have thought about it.  The study, by job-search site Monster, surveyed 6,700 people in the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, India, the Netherlands and Canada. It turns out the U.S. is only the third-most stressful … Continue reading

Young and Old Workers in the Workplace / New York City’s age-smart designation

New York City’s age-smart designation is about identifying businesses in which a multigenerational workplace boosts the bottom line. Last week, Settepani was honored with aninaugural Age Smart Employer award from the city. The other winners includedMontefiore Medical Center, Pfizer (PFE), and Renewal Care Partners, a long-term care business started by two recent MBAs. The idea, funded by the Alfred … Continue reading

The 20th century framework for work is not the first such formulation and it will not be the last

There were other mainstream understandings before it—factory work, piece-meal work, craftsmanship and apprenticeship—and undergirding them were a mix of cultural and political factors Continue reading

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