The scholarship and teaching of BBH faculty focuses on how biological, behavioral, psychological, sociocultural, and environmental variables interact to influence health. Departmental research examines substantive areas in which biology and behavior are inextricably interconnected such as stress, mental health, and sleep, chronic diseases such as addiction, obesity, cardiovascular disease, and cancer, as well as pertinent areas of scholarship that provide important windows into those aspects of health such as ethics, genetics and epigenetics, neuroscience, prevention science, health d
Lonnie Golden is a Professor of Economics and Labor & Employment Relations at Penn State University, Abington College. His research analyzes trends in working hours, overtime, overwork, overemployment and underemployment, work schedule flexibility and variability, labor market and workplace flexibility, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), work-sharing, part-time work, time-use, work-family and health consequences, non-standard and contingent employment and employment policies.
Although work schedulers serve an organizational role influencing decisions about balancing conflicting stakeholder interests over schedules and staffing, scheduling has primarily been described as an objective activity or individual job characteristic. The authors use the lens of job crafting to examine how schedulers in 26 health care facilities enact their roles as they “fill holes” to schedule workers.
"Inspiring a more positive and holistic approach to corporate sustainability that no longer neglects worker well-being and drives a NetPositive impact on people and the planet is the future of business. Enriching the nature of work as if our health depends on it raises impactful opportunities for nurturing creativity, innovation, and even mindfulness of our natural environment."
Watch: Senate Briefing on Work and Family Policies in the United States and Canada held on June 22, 2016
IWPR and the Work and Family Researchers Network coordinated a briefing, "New Health and Economic Research on Work and Family Policies in the United States and Canada," sponsored by Senator Patty Murray.
Panelists presented current research on the benefits of family leave policies, who accesses benefits, and barriers to usage.
Burnout hurts. When you burn out, you feel diminished, like a part of yourself has gone into hiding. Challenges that were formerly manageable feel insurmountable. There's a lot of stigma around admitting that you're overwhelmed, and that keeps many people trapped in a state of burnout. Here's what to do in order to rebound and sustain wellbeing.
Today's workforce includes more than 23 million family caregivers, and that number is only projected to grow. Competing for talent will be tougher as candidates increasingly look for employers who support this part of their life. The good news? Support doesn't need to be complicated or expensive to drive positive impact.