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Monday Jul 28

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Monday, 28 July 2014 15:29

People are bringing work home with them regularly.  

About half of adults find work invading their home lives, says a study from the University of Toronto which examined the lifestyle habits of 1,800 American workers. The national survey included questions like "How often does your job interfere with your home or family life?"; "How often does your job interfere with your social or leisure activities?"; and "How often do you think about things going on at work when you are not working?" Sociology professor Scott Schieman of UT, and his coauthors Melissa Milkie of the University of Maryland and PhD student Paul Glavin, also of UT, found that 50 percent of participants responded "sometimes" or "frequently" to these questions, putting themselves at a greater risk of health problems, Schieman says. 

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Big Employees, Big Problems?

Monday, 28 July 2014 15:29

Obesity slows down productivity due to complications like type 2 diabetes.

 

Are obese employees a liability in the workplace? A U.S. study says that obese employees who have developed type 2 diabetes miss more days and work at lower productivity levels than their normal-weight co-workers. In addition, obese participants living with diabetes also reported that their conditions affected their everyday activities outside of the workplace.

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Whistle While You Work

Monday, 28 July 2014 15:29

Happy employees are critical to organizational success.

Happy employees make for a successful business, says research out of Kansas State University which examined the relationship between employee well-being and profits. Employee happiness leads to higher levels of job satisfaction, greater productivity, and lower turnover—meaning that the happier the staff, the likelier an organization’s success, study author Thomas Wright, professor of management at Kansas State found.

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Is Retirement Going Retro?

Monday, 28 July 2014 15:29

Most Americans expect to keep working after retirement.

 

The notion of enjoying a carefree retirement will soon be obsolete, according to Gallup’s annual Personal Finance poll, released this month.  Most Americans expect to continue working past their “retirement” at least on a part-time basis, but may create a “new class of productive workers,” which will contribute to shaping a stronger economy in the future.

 

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