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Career - 15.08.2022
Cash may not be the most effective way to motivate employees
Cash may not be the most effective way to motivate employees
Employees are motivated by rewards that are perceived as distinct from salary Tangible rewards motivate employees when they're easy to use, pleasurable, unexpected, and distinct from salary, a new study found. A recent survey of firms in the United States revealed that 84 per cent spent more than $90 billion annually on tangible employee rewards, such as gift cards, recreation trips and merchandise in hopes of increasing productivity.

Health - Career - 29.03.2022
Researchers to study burnout among female health-care workers
Researchers to study burnout among female health-care workers
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the long-standing issue of burnout among health-care workers - a problem that will be studied in depth by a University of Toronto research team. Prior to 2020, severe burnout - characterized by intense emotional exhaustion and decreased professional achievement - was found in 20 to 40 per cent of health-care workers in Canada, according to a brief prepared for Ontario's COVID-19 Science Advisory Table.

Career - Social Sciences - 28.10.2021
Members of ethnic minorities report lower levels of work-related depression
In her Ph.D. research, Christiane Kammogne found that ethnicity is a significant factor in mental health in the Canadian workplace. When Christiane Kammogne left Cameroun after completing a bachelor's degree in management, the concept of work-related stress wasn't on her radar screen. In 2011, two years after arriving in France, she was astonished to learn of suicides among employees at the company where she was employed as an HR advisor.