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2010-02-01 09:00:00

RENO, Nev., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- As small business decision-makers closed the books on 2009, nearly half (46 percent) said it would require more than 12 months for their businesses to return to pre-recession levels in terms of annual sales, according to the Small Business Opinion Poll commissioned by EMPLOYERS®, America's small business insurance specialist®. The national poll also reveals that 41 percent of small business decision-makers say...

2010-01-28 11:36:08

New study finds sexual minority youth bullied more than heterosexual youth The act and victimization of bullying continues to be a problem among today's youth. While many children are experiencing this form of violence, it is more prevalent in children that are different from the social norm. As medical professionals continue to further their understanding of bullying, research shows a high rate of sexual minority youth who experience this harmful activity. A new study conducted by doctors at...

2009-12-14 15:29:26

Psychological problems present even when witnesses had never been victims Students who watch as their peers endure the verbal or physical abuses of another student could become as psychologically distressed, if not more so, by the events than the victims themselves, new research suggests. Bullies and bystanders may also be more likely to take drugs and drink alcohol, according to the findings, which are reported in the December issue of School Psychology Quarterly, published by the American...

2009-11-30 09:23:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Despite pressure to reduce budgets, many large U.S. employers are ramping up initiatives to improve worker health and productivity, according to a survey by Watson Wyatt, a leading global consulting firm, and the National Business Group on Health, an association of more than 280 mostly large employers. At the same time, employers are finding that more workers are using their health services and experiencing higher levels of stress. According...

2009-11-03 08:30:00

NEWARK, N.J., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Facebook and Twitter represent a breakthrough in marketing and communications that can help businesses connect with others in a flash. From the standpoint of employer liability, however, what happens when such online sharing crosses the line into disclosure of company secrets, office gossip or a provocative video of a drunken co-worker? "Inappropriate and unwise use of online social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter is a growing source of...

2009-09-11 15:39:14

Addressing employee mental health can increase productivity in the workplace, researchers in Australia said. The study of more than 60,000 employees, published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, found employees without symptoms of mental health problems -- having low scores on a psychological distress scale -- were the most productive workers. However, effective treatment of employees with mental health problems eventually led to productivity improving to...

2009-09-09 01:00:00

One-quarter of U.S. parents of high-school students give a grade of A for school bullying and violence prevention programs, U.S. researchers say. The C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health indicates 26 percent of parents would give their child's high school an A for preventing bullying and school violence, while 38 percent of parents would give their child's elementary or junior high an A. The poll asked 1,087 U.S. parents in May to assign their child's school an A...

2009-09-08 11:21:00

C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health finds 1/4 of parents of high schoolers give an A for school bullying and violence prevention programs ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Key to a child's successful education is an environment in which he or she can learn safely. According to a report released today by the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health, only 26 percent of parents would give their child's high school an "A"...

2009-09-03 09:07:33

That bully you deal with during the workday may be doing more damage at night. A cross-sectional survey, taken in the southeast of France suggests a direct correlation between exposures to workplace bullying and sleeps disturbances.  The study shows 11 percent of women and 9 percent of men experience at least weekly "hostile behavior" in the workplace. Of that same random sample, adjustments were made to weed out co-variants such as age, weekly work hours, depressive symptoms and...

2009-09-03 00:51:42

Current or past exposure to bullying in the workplace is associated with increased sleep disturbances, a researcher in Ireland said. Isabelle Niedhammer of the University College Dublin found 11 percent of women and 9 percent of men experienced hostile behavior in the work environment at least weekly and for at least six months during the previous 12 months. In addition, 32 percent of women and 31 percent of men reported they had observed bullying in the workplace in the previous 12 months....