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Business / Economics - Careers / Employment - 06.07.2017
Professional pride is key to repairing banking's image, study finds
Professionally qualified bankers have an extremely high level of professional pride in their work, compared to their non-qualified counterparts, new research has revealed. The Chartered Banker Professionalism Index devised by Nottingham University Business School and the Chartered Banker Institute suggests those bankers, who have made a strong commitment to professionalism, profoundly believe in the value of what they do.

Careers / Employment - 06.07.2017
Task Force finds open data’s 2 biggest challenges are finding it and using it when you do find it
The first report of the Open Research Data Task Force has found that two of the greatest challenges to effectively using open research data are that: even when it is notionally accessible researchers often simply cannot find that data, and If they do find it they cannot use it because of frustrating format variabilities and other compatibility issues.

Health - Careers / Employment - 03.07.2017
What is best practice in school sex education?
What is best practice in school sex education?
Sex and relationship education (SRE) is regarded as vital for improving young people's sexual health but a third of schools in England lacks good SRE and government guidance is outdated. New research led by the University of Bristol has found clear evidence that school-based SRE and school-linked sexual health services can be effective at improving sexual health.

Careers / Employment - Business / Economics - 29.06.2017
UK needs 10,000 new people to keep position in world film production says Work Foundation report
UK needs 10,000 new people to keep position in world film production says Work Foundation report
Barbara Broccoli (pictured), Kathleen Kennedy, BFI Chair Josh Berger and film industry leaders unite behind the plan to ensure the future of UK film, currently worth £4.3 billion to the economy Research from Lancaster University's Work Foundation for the British Film Institute (BFI) says the UK film industry needs more diversity to prevent a skills shortage.

Careers / Employment - 28.06.2017
Artists and architects think differently compared to other people
Artists and architects think differently compared to other people
Architects, painters and sculptors conceive of spaces in different ways from other people and from each other, finds a new study by UCL and Bangor University researchers. When asked to talk about images of places, painters are more likely to describe the depicted space as a two-dimensional image, while architects are more likely to focus on paths and the boundaries of the space.

Psychology - Careers / Employment - 22.06.2017
Authenticity key to landing a new job
Authenticity key to landing a new job
At job interviews, relax and be yourself - if you're good, being yourself may be the best way to secure a job offer, according to a new study involving UCL researchers. Published today in the Journal of Applied Psychology , the study by UCL, Bocconi University, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and London Business School, found that high-quality candidates who strive to present themselves accurately during the interview process significantly increase the likelihood of receiving a job offer.

Careers / Employment - Business / Economics - 25.05.2017
New research proves the ‘migrant work ethic' exists, in the short term
New research proves the ‘migrant work ethic’ exists, in the short term
The received wisdom that migrant workers have a stronger ‘work ethic' than UK-born workers is proven for the first time, in a new study of Central and East European migrants, from the University of Bath's School of Management. The research shows that migrant workers are over three times less likely to be absent from work than native UK workers, a measure which economists equate with work ethic.

Psychology - Careers / Employment - 20.03.2017
Opinion: The science ‘reproducibility crisis' - and what can be done about it
Opinion: The science ‘reproducibility crisis’ - and what can be done about it
Reproducibility is the idea that an experiment can be repeated by another scientist and they will get the same result. It is important to show that the claims of any experiment are true and for them to be useful for any further research. However, science appears to have an issue with reproducibility.  A survey by Nature revealed that 52% of researchers believed there was a ‘significant reproducibility crisis' and 38% said there was a ‘slight crisis'.

Careers / Employment - Social Sciences - 16.03.2017
Social eating connects communities
A writing group for PhD students and early career academics has helped to boost productivity and reduce stress for Oxford University humanities students.

Business / Economics - Careers / Employment - 23.02.2017
Female bosses favour gay and lesbian job-seekers, research finds
Female bosses favour gay and lesbian job-seekers, research finds Women are more likely to hire gay and lesbian job applicants over equally-qualified straight candidates, according to a study led by the University of Sussex. But the opposite is true if the recruiter is a man - all else being equal, male bosses judge heterosexual applicants as more hireable.

Careers / Employment - 26.01.2017
The Uber effect: ’Drivers’ wages are cut but there is more work’
A new working paper from the Oxford Martin School at the University of Oxford reveals the effect of the app, Uber, on conventional taxi-driving services in US cities. Since its inception in 2010, few inventions have caused more controversy. In Europe, taxi drivers have rebelled following its introduction, and courts have banned or restricted its services.

Careers / Employment - Health - 13.12.2016
Registration of human tissue banks could stop millions of samples going to waste
A change in the way human tissue banks are registered should help prevent millions of human tissue samples, that could be used for medical research, from going to waste. All UK human tissue banks will now be expected to register with the new central UK Clinical Research Council (UKCRC) Tissue Directory developed by experts at The University of Nottingham's Advanced Data Analysis Centre (ADAC) in partnership with UCL (University College London).

Business / Economics - Careers / Employment - 06.12.2016
The Work Foundation launches Commission on Good Work
The Work Foundation launches Commission on Good Work
The Work Foundation , part of Lancaster University, has launched a brand new “Commission on Good Work”. At an exclusive breakfast in the Churchill War Rooms, the new Director of the Work Foundation, Lesley Giles , welcomed senior leaders in business, trade unions, professional bodies, and the public and voluntary sectors.

Careers / Employment - 20.09.2016
Research looks at the physical facts behind fiction’s fascination
Oxford researchers launch the Online Labour Index,  which finds US employers are the number one users of the 'online gig economy? (representing 52% of the market) but over the last few months UK employers have been fast catching up.

Careers / Employment - Administration - 06.09.2016
Major ERC investment launches frontier research into gender inequalities
Major ERC investment launches frontier research into gender inequalities
Lynn Prince Cooke, Professor of Social Policy at the University, has been awarded a £1.5 million European Research Council consolidator grant for NEWFAMSTRAT, an innovative 5-year comparative research project to unravel how and why gender inequalities in paid and unpaid work persist in Finland, Germany, and the UK.

Careers / Employment - Business / Economics - 06.09.2016
New study suggests women do ask for pay rises but don’t get them
New research shows that women ask for wage rises just as often as men, but men are 25 per cent more likely to get a raise when they ask. Using a randomly chosen sample of 4,600 workers across more than 800 employers, the research is the first to do a statistical test of the idea that women get paid less because they are not as pushy as men.

Careers / Employment - 02.09.2016
50-year study pinpoints countries where women are doing the least housework
Italian women consistently do the most housework. However, the researchers' analysis of 66 surveys across 19 countries shows 'traditional' countries are catching up on gender equality. Researchers have looked at the time spent doing housework by men and women living in 19 countries from the early 1960s up to the first decade of the 21st century.

Health - Careers / Employment - 18.08.2016
It is all in the hips - professional golfers more likely to have different shaped hip joints to most of the population
Lack of success on the fairway may not be due to your swing - it could be your hips that are to blame. New research from the University of Warwick has found that professional golfers are more likely to have different shaped right and left hips compared to the rest of us. The finding was made by Dr Edward Dickenson and his colleagues at the University of Warwick's Warwick Medical School.

Careers / Employment - Business / Economics - 03.06.2016
Meaningful work not created - only destroyed - by bosses, study finds
Meaningful work not created - only destroyed - by bosses, study finds Bosses play no role in fostering a sense of meaningfulness at work - but they do have the capacity to destroy it and should stay out of the way, new research shows. The study by researchers at the University of Sussex and the University of Greenwich shows that quality of leadership receives virtually no mention when people describe meaningful moments at work, but poor management is the top destroyer of meaningfulness.

Careers / Employment - Administration - 24.05.2016
Joint reports suggest peer support could boost disabled people’s employment prospects
Peer to peer support or mentoring is an effective way of boosting disabled people's employment prospects, and should have a stronger role in government work programmes - two studies published today by Disability Rights UK (DRUK) and The Work Foundation suggest. Disabled people say peer support offers hope, self-belief, encouragement and good role models.