Work and Business

Recently there has been controversy over a psychological test that the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has been using with jobseekers.
Bankers, investors, stock market traders and their ilk have been vilified in recent years, in large part because the global financial crisis has been blamed on their allegedly unchecked selfishness and greed.
Consumers choose higher repayments over a shorter period of time on their credit cards when given information about such an approach in their statements. That was the suggestion of new research being presented at our Annual Conference this week.
A creative person can be identified through certain personality traits, new research has suggested.
NHS staff in Scotland are to be given the opportunity to voice any concerns they have about industry practices through the setting up of a whistleblower hotline.
This event is fully booked. Talent Management is not something typically taught in OP programmes, but many of its elements can be found in selection, development, and motivational theories and practices.
Employees could miss out on promotions because they are too shy to push for them.
Work is the main cause of stress for people in the UK, new research has shown.
Tardiness at meetings in one of the biggest unexplored issues in workplace behaviour, according to a team of researchers in the USA.
People returning to work following sick leave are to be given more support.
The styles adopted by male and female leaders tend to be the same.
The European Union is moving towards imposing a cap on bankers' bonuses, reports BBC News.
Principles used in business coaching could help youngsters gearing up for life after school.
People find it more difficult to concentrate when living in a busy city.
People could be less motivated to carry out their duties quickly and efficiently when working from home.
Managers who pass on stress to their employees are negatively impacting the workplace as a result.
A new national standard for psychological health and safety in the workplace has been released by the Canadian Standards Association, the Bureau de normalisation du Quebec and the Mental Health Commission of Canada.
In order to succeed, businesses require different types of personalities in their workforce, new research has suggested.
The decision-making of managers could be hampered when choice is forced, new research has suggested.
A lack of understanding, stigma, fear and discrimination towards people with schizophrenia are needlessly preventing tens of thousands of people from finding or keeping jobs.
Two psychologists were intereviewed on this morning's editon of the BBC Radio 4 Today programme.
Bosses who bully their employees may negatively impact the work environment through their actions, new research has shown.
Being in a position of power could result in people becoming happier.
Morale in the workplace can be improved by allowing employees to take part in work-sponsored internal social networking sites.
Bosses are able to create the best-performing teams by picking their favourite employees.
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