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Op-Ed: How much is your dialect affecting your chances of finding a job?

Modern societies strive to reach a level of globalization that gives everyone a fair opportunity of finding employment, regardless of race, sex or language. But is that true that even a simple accent can affect your chances of finding a job?

Higher chance of strokes with shift work

Shift work is associated with a number of adverse physiological effects on the body. A new report, based on an animal model, suggest shift workers have a higher chance of developing blood clots and strokes.

Hundreds of Bangladesh garment factories still not safe: Group

Dhaka - Only 24 of nearly 700 clothing factories inspected in Bangladesh meet international safety standards, a group of major brands said Wednesday, three years after a deadly building collapse exposed the hazardous state of the nation's workplaces.

First day on the job for Japan's nervous new recruits

Toukyo - Hundreds of thousands of Japanese started their first day on the job Friday in an annual ritual born from the country's fast-disappearing jobs-for-life work culture.

Flexible working can make you ill: Study

London - Family-friendly policies, work-life-balance, and flexible working are buzz phrases encouraged by governments and offered by more "enlightened" employers. But are they good for your health?

Man escapes home invaders, goes to work before calling for help

Woodstock - On Wednesday, a man was the victim of a home invasion and left tied up. After he freed himself, he headed into work before calling police.

Celebrity osteopath sentenced in France to 8 years for sex crimes

Bobigny - A French osteopath whose list of famous clients included Pablo Picasso and Rudolf Nureyev was on Thursday sentenced to eight years in jail on appeal for raping and sexually assaulting female patients.

Pope to make major speech in Italy's little China

- Pope Francis will Tuesday deliver a major speech on the theme of work in the symbolic location of Prato, a small town near Florence that has become synonymous with Chinese immigration to Italy.

The American temp work takeover: Union benefits to permatemps

The temp agency, or staffing firm, has seen a monumental increase in demand by companies looking to cut costs and increase efficiencies. The result has been permanent job displacement and uncertainty for many workers in the US economy.

Procrastinate at work? It’s bad for your health

Procrastination is a nasty habit that can keep you from filing on deadline, preparing well for a meeting. Waiting until the last minute to accomplish your task can also lead to unnecessary stress.

Garbage collector jailed for starting work too early

Atlanta - Kevin McGill is a sanitation worker in an Atlanta suburb, and he was sentenced to jail because he started work too early.

Mein Kampf to be republished by academics in 2016

Seventy years after the author's death, Adolf Hitler's famous but obviously controversial autobiography is to be republished by a collection of academics next year once the copyright on the work expires in a two-volume new addition.

How unemployment triggers personality changes

Stirling - A new tranche of research has found that longer-term unemployment alters people's personalities in different ways. This includes making people less agreeable and open, which, in turn hampers people who undergo such changes from securing work.

Women paid far less than men in universities

Why are there so few women in academia? New research suggests that perceptions of a need for brilliance to excel in a field of study contribute to its relatively low numbers of women.

Focusing on one task at a time makes you 50% more engaged at work

Scientific research suggests that, contrary to what many people believe about themselves, only 2% of the population is capable of multi-tasking effectively.

Facebook is working on an 'at work' version for enterprises

New reports indicate that social network giant Facebook is gearing up to transform collaboration in the workplace by creating a new tool currently dubbed "Facebook At Work", designed specifically for enterprises.

Stressed employees turning to energy drinks

London - A new survey has found a strong link between employees how report that they are “overworked” and the purchase and consumption of energy drinks.

Americans costing themselves billions by working too hard

Not taking time off from work isn't just making you more stressed — it's costing you money. That's because employees who don't use all of their paid time off are essentially working for free during the extra days, a new study says.

Can changing your lunch change your day at work?

Whatever job you’re in, you’ve probably experienced the notorious mid-afternoon slump. That moment at work when your brain, body or both seem to decide that they’ve had enough.

Eventa survey says 80% of people have an office romance

For many of us model professionals, office romances are a divisive subject. On the one hand, it’s the perfect way to clear up that awkward sexual tension hovering over the workroom.

Survey: Almost 10% of Americans have gone to work high

Almost 1 in 10 Americans have shown up to work high on pot, according to a new survey, which was conducted by Mashable and SurveyMonkey.

Two new studies address the physical effects of shift work

Sleep disorders are fairly common in the U.S. Millions of people, regardless of age, gender, or lifestyle, suffer from disorders such as sleep apnea, insomnia, restless legs syndrome, narcolepsy, and various circadian rhythm disorders.

Op-Ed: Seven steps to cope with overload at work

Are you overworked, overloaded and over-stressed at work? Some people work hard every day but find that they never seem to get ahead. Tasks just keep piling up. What can you do if you are in this situation?

Op-Ed: Tips to writing an impressing SAP resume

The IT industry is going and if you are entering, you may be developing for by far the biggest software companies today. While looking for a SAP based job, there are a number of ways to emphasize on your resume to fit this career field.

FIFA World Cup actually boosted productivity at work

The whole world’s attention was on the FIFA World Cup in Brazil. The television ratings scored huge points during the games as a significant portion of world population turned their television on for the games.

Op-Ed: Losing benefits isn’t prodding unemployed back to work

The verdict is in — cutting unemployment benefits does not help workers. Surprised? Hardly. Squabbles between congressional Republicans and Democrats resulted in the end of federal emergency unemployment benefits for over 2 million Americans.

Sweden's six-hour workday experiment

Gothenburg - In hopes that it will cut down on sick leave, boost efficiency, and ultimately save Sweden money, municipal staff in Gothenburg will experiment with six-hour full-pay workdays.

Bank intern found dead due to working long hours

A 21-year-old intern was found dead at his house after reportedly working a total of 72 hours in a row at a Bank of America Branch in London.

Eating at your desk makes you stressed

London - A recent German study affirms that having lunch in your desk in front of the computer will produce higher stress levels, lower your creative control and reduce your connection to fellow workers.

AZ police officer gives bike to teen who walks 9 miles to work

Phoenix Police Sgt. Natalie Simonick, 46, was on patrol around eleven at night, when she spotted a young man who was walking in a desolate area.
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