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  • December 23, 2016

    102-year-old scientist wins right to continue working at Australian university

    Dr David Goodall, dubbed Australia’s oldest working scientist, was asked to work from home as his institution—Edith Cowan University (ECU) in Perth—reportedly felt his age presented a health and safety risk.

     
    Dr David Goodall, dubbed Australia’s oldest working scientist, was asked to work from home as his institution—Edith Cowan University (ECU) in Perth—reportedly felt his age presented a health and safety risk.

     
  • December 21, 2016
    BBC

    UK firms need barrier-free trade with EU after Brexit, says business lobby group

    The CBI has warned that UK firms must have “barrier-free” access to European markets after Brexit.

    The CBI has warned that UK firms must have “barrier-free” access to European markets after Brexit.

  • December 16, 2016

    College careers offices should rethink their services, advises new report

    Colleges and universities in the US are spending too much time concentrating on admissions and not enough on easing the school to work transition of students, according to a new report by Gallup, Purdue University, and the Lumina Foundation.  
     
    Colleges and universities in the US are spending too much time concentrating on admissions and not enough on easing the school to work transition of students, according to a new report by Gallup, Purdue University, and the Lumina Foundation.  
     
  • December 14, 2016

    Bullied men are more likely to leave the workplace

    Research conducted by Aarhus University and the University of Copenhagen shows that men and women react to workplace bullying differently. Bullied men are more likely to leave the labor market for a period of time whereas women are more likely to take prolonged sick leave and an increased use of antidepressants.

     

    Research conducted by Aarhus University and the University of Copenhagen shows that men and women react to workplace bullying differently. Bullied men are more likely to leave the labor market for a period of time whereas women are more likely to take prolonged sick leave and an increased use of antidepressants.

     

  • December 12, 2016

    New report calls for governments to prioritize wellbeing

    Governments should do more to tackle mental health issues, according to a new report that argues that health and relationships are more important to wellbeing than economic factors.

     

    Governments should do more to tackle mental health issues, according to a new report that argues that health and relationships are more important to wellbeing than economic factors.

     

  • December 09, 2016

    We’re experiencing a movement of unhappiness, says former UK PM David Cameron

    In his first major speech since leaving office, David Cameron revealed he believes the Brexit vote and the election of Donald Trump are part of a “movement of unhappiness” about the state of the world. 
     
    In his first major speech since leaving office, David Cameron revealed he believes the Brexit vote and the election of Donald Trump are part of a “movement of unhappiness” about the state of the world. 
     
  • December 07, 2016

    The conventional full-time job is disappearing

    Recent survey research conducted by Lawrence Katz of Harvard and Alan Krueger at Princeton University shows that from 2005 to 2015, the proportion of American workers engaged in “alternative work” jumped from 10.7% to 15.8%.

     

    Recent survey research conducted by Lawrence Katz of Harvard and Alan Krueger at Princeton University shows that from 2005 to 2015, the proportion of American workers engaged in “alternative work” jumped from 10.7% to 15.8%.

     

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