Work and Business

Employees who engage in creative hobbies during their free time could perform better at work than those who do not, according to new research.
Products that attract negative reviews could still sell well - as long as the customer write-ups include polite modifiers, according to a new
An agreement between employers’ federations and trade unions has outlawed after-work emails in France. The deal states that employees need not look at emails before 9am or after 6pm, and that firms cannot pressure people into checking their messages.
Research presented at the 2012 Annual Conference of our Division of Occupational Psychology (DOP) has been quoted in a new cross-party report.
A new study has shown that, far from being seen as banter or a victimless crime, sexual harassment in the military can have a significant psychological impact on its victims.
Psychologists have suggested more may need to be done to protect academics from pressures that could lead to mental health problems.
Would-be entrepreneurs may be better off trusting their instincts when it comes to developing new business ideas, as thinking too much could damage attainment of their goals.
Training in mindfulness could help stressed-out employees to improve their wellbeing, according to a new study.
Workplace harassment usually occurs because of problems with companies' organisational structure, rather than due to personality clashes between employees, suggests a paper published today in the British Psychological Society's Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology.
New research has discovered that high levels of the stress hormone cortisol being experienced by bankers and fund managers coul
Special Group For Independent Practitioners Supporting the needs of independent practitioners to combine competently and ethically their psychological practice with the necessity to develop and maintain a business.
A relaxing holiday may be a lovely prospect, but people who fill their breaks with activities are likely to find it easier to fit back into their working life afterwards.
Having women on corporate boards could be more vital than businesses think - because they could save a considerable amount of money on new deals.
Creating a more positive environment in which to work could be all it takes to provide employees with a significant boost to their wellbeing, new research has sug
Executive coaching has been the development trend sweeping the UK and US for the last 20 years, but now new research shows that the impact of coaching on performance is even greater than training or 360 degree feedback.
Women's identification with their occupation and their sense of career progression can be undermined by working in male-dominated places, according to new research.
More than 20 years after it made its debut, email is still a vital form of communication in the workplace.
Teaching young people how to be more positive could make them happier, healthier and better able to succeed in the future, new research being presented at today's annual conference of the
Employers who provide support for emotionally troubled staff could see it pay dividend in terms of raised productivity, reduced absenteeism and lower staff turnover, researchers have said.
Employees who are religious may be happier and more fulfilled than their counterparts who do not actively believe in God, according to a new study.
Managers of workplaces in 2030 will need very different skills to today's bosses as they will have to cope with a range of disparate challenges, according to new research.
People who are feeling under pressure and overloaded at work may be using the internet compulsively in their free time as a coping mechanism. That is the finding of research being presented today at our Division of Occupational Psychology's Annual Conference in Brighton.
Women across the country could be unwittingly holding themselves back in their careers because they are suffering from imposter syndrome, Rosalind Adler and Lea Sellers from Media Skills for Women have warned in an article for the
A trend showing greater equality in leadership in the UK was welcomed by the Professional Associations Research Network (PARN).
The colleagues a person spends each day with are more important in terms of their happiness levels than their managers, new research has suggested.
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