Work and Business

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.
The Society has contributed to two consultations issued by NICE recently.
Earlier this month, Germany’s main political parties agreed to implement national quotas of at least 30 per cent of women filling board posts by 2016.
People whose working hours are not guaranteed each week may be happier than their counterparts on normal contracts, a new
New research has revealed the extent to which new mothers feel ostracised upon their return to the workplace.
The government has announced that it is to bring in a new law that caps the amount payday loan companies can charge their customers.
Although the worst of the economic downturn appears to be over, employees' wellbeing could still be negatively affected by presenteeism, a new study has suggested.
Many people will be looking forward to the end of their working life and the prospect of a lengthy retirement ahead of them. However, a new study has revealed that some retirees may find themselves at a loss for things to do.
Taking dedication to a job to the point of workaholism could be detrimental to performance rather than beneficial, according to a st
The Society’s Division of Occupational Psychology has announced this year’s annual award winners.
New unemployment figures could provide a light at the end of the tunnel for UK workers who have feared for their jobs during the economic downturn.
Employee satisfaction can be boosted when workers are provided with bonuses to help others, new research has suggested.
A trend showing greater equality in leadership in the UK has been welcomed by the Professional Associations Research Network (PARN).
Organisations know that job candidates are presenting an idealised version of themselves in their CV and at interview. According to reports, many recruiters are therefore taking to social media to find an uncensored version of their applicants.
The key personality traits of successful politicians have been identified through new research.
A high number of executives do not believe that their managers have the leadership skills required of them.
People are able to lead effectively during times of uncertainty because plans can be made on the assumption that the future will be relatively stable.
To coincide with the UK Work-Life Week the Division of Occupational Psychology’s (DOP) Work-Life Balance Working Group is holding an afternoon seminar on Monday 23 September at the BPS London offices that will showcase assessment tools developed by two leading researchers in the field.
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