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2013-03-28 23:02:03

Designed specifically for the financial services industry, Employment Technologies´ new EASy Simulation — Teller Supervisor ensures maximum success in identifying and developing top leadership talent. Winter Park, FL (PRWEB) March 28, 2013 Employment Technologies, the world´s leading developer of employment simulations, today announced the release of its new EASy Simulation® - Teller Supervisor. The new simulation uses high-end graphics and 3-D avatars to create a highly...

Workers Better Motivated More By Carrots Than Sticks
2012-06-21 08:28:16

What motivates people to work harder: The promise of reward or the threat of penalty? A new study co-authored by a Michigan State University business scholar says it´s the carrot — and not the stick — that drives productivity. The study, which appears in The Accounting Review, challenges previous research that says the threat of penalty is more effective for getting increased effort, said Karen Sedatole, associate professor of accounting in MSU´s Broad College of...

2012-03-28 01:03:29

To curb employees' on-the-job substance use and intoxication, bosses need to do more than just be around their employees all day, according to a new study from the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions (RIA). "It's only when employees think their supervisor knows how to detect substance use -- and is willing to do something about it -- that employees' drinking and drug use on the job decreases," explains Michael Frone, PhD, senior research scientist at RIA and research...

2012-03-20 11:27:06

Work hazards usually not to blame for employees´ missing work, research says A supportive supervisor can keep employees in certain hazardous jobs from being absent even when co-workers think it's all right to miss work, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association. Researchers explored factors that can influence employee absenteeism and found that a job's level of risk and peer pressure were both negligible compared to the influence of the...

2012-02-06 13:35:50

A worker experiencing the stress of intense workdays might develop somatic symptoms, such as stomach ache or headache, which will eventually lead to taking leave of absence. But when the individual´s supervisor offers emotional and instrumental support, the employee is more likely to recover without needing to take that extra afternoon or day off. This has been shown in a new study from the University of Haifa, soon to be published in the European Journal of Work and Organizational...

2012-01-24 20:22:44

Moderate exercise minimizes supervisors' abusive behaviors towards their subordinates If your boss is giving you a hard time - lying, making fun of you in public and generally putting you down, he or she may benefit from some exercise, according to a new study by James Burton from Northern Illinois University in the US and his team. Their work shows that stressed supervisors, struggling with time pressures, vent their frustrations on their employees less when they get regular, moderate...

2012-01-18 22:46:26

If our psychological needs at work are met, we are more likely to be happy If you are unhappy at work, it could be partly due to your boss' management style, according to a new study by Dr. Nicolas Gillet, from the Université François Rabelais in Tours in France, and his team. Both over-controlling managers who use threats as a way to motivate employees, and organizations that do not appear to value individuals' contributions, frustrate our basic needs for...

2012-01-04 09:07:12

Confronting an abusive boss is easier said than done: employees coping with the stress of abusive treatment prefer to avoid direct communication even though it would be the most effective tactic in terms of emotional wellbeing. This has been shown in a new study from the University of Haifa, published in the International Journal of Stress Management (American Psychological Association). “Abusive supervision is highly distressing for employees. Our study shows that the strategies being...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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