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Georgia, Economy, Outlook, Employment, Business

Experts Predict Another Good Year for Georgia’s Economy; Growth to Outpace the Nation

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Georgia’s growth rate will outpace the national average in 2018, according to experts. The state’s employment will rise by 2 percent, nearly twice the 1.1 percent gain expected for the nation.

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phubbing, smartphone use, Management, Workplace, Baylor University, smartphone addiction, Experts

Bosses Who “Phone Snub” Their Employees Risk Losing Trust and Engagement, Baylor Researchers Say

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Supervisors who cannot tear themselves away from their smartphones while meeting with employees risk losing their employees’ trust and, ultimately, their engagement, according to a new research from Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business.

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the Mount Sinai Health System, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Phillips School of Nursing, United States Health Resources and Services Administration, Nursing workforce diversity, Workforce Inclusion in Nursing

Phillips School of Nursing at MSBI Awarded Prestigious Workforce Diversity Grant

Phillips School of Nursing (PSON) at Mount Sinai Beth Israel has received a Nursing Workforce Diversity grant totaling approximately $800,000 from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

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Gender Equality, Workplace, Gender Roles

Women Get Less Credit Than Men in the Workplace

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New research from the University of Delaware suggests that women receive less credit for speaking up in the workplace than their male counterparts.

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Influenza, Missed Work Time, reduced productivity, Journal Of Occupational And Environmental Medicine

Influenza Leads to Increased Missed Work Time

Employees with laboratory-confirmed influenza have more lost work time—including absences and reduced productivity while at work—compared to those with other types of acute respiratory illness (ARI), reports a study in the December Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

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Setting Boundaries for Holiday Office Parties

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Transparency Is Key in Proposed Changes to Tipping Rules

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Crime, Big Data, Police, suspicion

Big Data May Amplify Existing Police Surveillance Practices

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With access to more personal data than ever before, police have the power to solve crimes more quickly, but in practice, the influx of information tends to amplify existing practices, according to sociological research at the University of Texas at Austin.

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Professor Authors Textbook Examining the Psychology of Happiness

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How do you define happiness? Jim Allen, associate professor of psychology at SUNY Geneseo, has taken a critical look at that question in his recently published textbook titled “The Psychology of Happiness in the Modern World: A Social Psychological Approach.”

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allegations, Harassment, Assaults

APA Offers Research, Experts on Sexual Harassment Prevention in the Workplace

As you report on the ongoing allegations and reports of high-profile workplace sexual harassment and assaults, resources are available for companies that are evaluating their own sexual harassment prevention policies and training programs. Psychologists with expertise in organizational behaviors and sexual harassment are available to be interviewed on issues such as the ineffectiveness of many workplace sexual harassment training programs and what companies can do to eliminate negative behaviors within their own organizations.







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