Millennials, often referred to as the "job-hopping generation," represent a group of young workers who once grabbed the national spotlight with their publicized demands for "fun" work perks, such as happy hours. However, researchers at the Novak Leadership Institute at the University of Missouri and Kansas State University discovered today's young workers -- ages 21-34 -- represent a life-stage shift toward placing more value on having respectful communication in the workplace over trendy work perks.
The psychological toll of losing a job due to COVID-19 caused many young hotel and restaurant workers to consider changing careers, according to a new study. Laid-off and fully furloughed hospitality employees reported being financially strained, depressed, socially isolated and panic stricken over the pandemic's effects, leading to increased intention to leave the industry. The intention to leave was particularly strong among women and younger workers. Furloughed workers reported somewhat less distress than laid-off workers.
After cutbacks and layoffs, remaining employees were more likely to feel they were treated fairly if the companies invested in them - and morale was less likely to plunge, according to new research. Those investments can include training for workers, team-building exercises or improving company culture. Even keeping workloads manageable after layoffs can help employees' job attitudes, according to the study.
The perfect job may remain elusive according to new research from the University of Houston which points to major discrepancies between young people's dream jobs and employment realities.
Drawing from more than 6,000 employee reviews of their workplaces and data on their firms' forecasting accuracy, a study from the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management shows that making improvements to hardworking analysts' work-life balance produces dividends for the company and for the analysts' careers.
A new study by Penn State researchers, who looked at emergency room admissions across the US over a recent five-year period in a novel way, suggests that the agriculture industry is even more dangerous than previously believed.
The shift to home working brought about by the pandemic could cost the UK economy up to £32bn a year in lost personal income tax from highly paid UK workers who live abroad. Professor Rita de la Feria, Chair in Tax Law in the University of Leeds' School of Law, has today given evidence to the European Parliament about her research.
"Boomers" and "millennials" who go to church are more likely to trust their neighbours and donate to charity, according to a new study.
Nearly one in four teachers may leave their job by the end of the current (2020-'21) school year, compared with one in six who were likely to leave prior to the pandemic, according to a new RAND Corporation survey. Teachers who identified as Black or African American were particularly likely to consider leaving. These results suggest potential immediate and long-term threats to the teacher supply.
While the United States faces a nationwide nursing shortage, a recent study at the University of Missouri found rural Missouri counties experience nursing shortages at a greater rate than the state's metropolitan counties.