What are the Effects of Social Support on the Stress-Health Relationship among Military Personnel?

Research Paper Title Effects of Social Support on the Stress-Health Relationship: Gender Comparison among Military Personnel. Abstract The purpose of this study was to investigate how the role of workplace social support and gender affect the relationship between work stress and the physical and mental health of military personnel in Taiwan. The analysis results reveal… Read More

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Mental Health: So How Much Work is too Much?

The following is a snippet from a New Scientist article on the growing push towards reducing hours, from working a five day week to a four day week while still receiving the five day wage. I’m specifically looking at the mental health aspect, which I thought was interesting (see below for the full article). “Huong… Read More

Great Ways of Keeping Your Employees Healthy

According to a study involving American businesses, unhealthy workers cause a US$ 153-billion loss for employers every year. Your employees’ health affects the efficiency and output of your business. Their health should not be exclusively regarded as a personal matter, but also as an organisational concern. Read More

Does Disliking your Boss affect your Work Performance?

Research suggests that when people get along with their leader, they: Are more motivated; Perform better, and Are more likely to go the extra mile. When they do not, bad things can happen. However, viewing the boss-employee dynamic as purely positive or purely negative creates a false dichotomy; it is often mixed. In three studies… Read More

How Do You Get Your Gym Staff to Work Harder?

Here are some quick tips to aid in getting your gym staff to work harder. 1. Show Trust in Them and Their Capabilities Raise your hand if your are micro-manager? If nothing gets done around the gym without your say-so, then you probable are. If you are, then your staff will not be able to… Read More

Workplace Stress & Psychological Flexibility

When a colleague takes time off for illness – what is your first thought? Was it ‘they have gone off sick because they are stressed?’ Probably not. Few realise that 49% of all working days lost in the UK in 2016-17 were caused by work-related stress, depression or anxiety. Although short-term stress, such as working to an… Read More

Linking Workplace Stress & Recognition

Do you give your all to your job but get little recognition? A study of workplace stress suggests that throwing yourself into work that you love, but not receiving appropriate reward, is a toxic cocktail for biological stress. Leander van der Meij, now at Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands, and his colleagues have discovered this by studying… Read More