Wellbeing

Job Opportunity at Iowa State University

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Job Opportunity
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Job Opportunity at Iowa State University
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Department of Human Development & Family Studies at Iowa State University
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dowgun

JOB OPPORTUNITY AT IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies (www.hdfs.hs.iastate.edu/) at Iowa State University is excited to seek applicants for a new faculty position focused on lifespan human development and aging with an emphasis in health and wellness. 

It's the Culture, Stupid!

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Blog
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It's the Culture, Stupid!
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Robin Hardman Communications Blog

Wellness, including [massage therapy, yoga sessions] and other types of stress-reduction, has been a trend in corporate America for some time now. Some of it is about healthcare cost reduction and some is about reducing burnout. How well these programs actually work is subject to debate. But I do sometimes wonder why employers seem to focus so much on the symptoms (stress and burnout) and so little on the “disease.”

Exploring the Relationship Between Paid Family Leave and the Well-being of Low-Income Families: Lessons from California

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Report
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Exploring the Relationship Between Paid Family Leave and the Well-being of Low-Income Families: Lessons from California
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US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation

Take 5: Ian Reynolds on Work, Life, and Engagement at Johns Hopkins

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Blog
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Take 5: Ian Reynolds on Work, Life, and Engagement at Johns Hopkins
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1 Million for Work Flexibility

Ian Reynolds is Director of WorkLife and Community Programs in the Office of Work, Life and Engagement at Johns Hopkins. In his position, Ian oversees the delivery of a variety of programs designed to assist faculty and staff achieve healthy worklife effectiveness. These include childcare, backup care, and eldercare services; lifespan workshops; the Breastfeeding Support Program; flexible work arrangements; staff recognition; and housing and relocation support. 

Filling the Holes: Work Schedulers as Job Crafters of Employment Practice in Long-Term Health Care

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Report
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Filling the Holes: Work Schedulers as Job Crafters of Employment Practice in Long-Term Health Care
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PubMed Central (PMC)

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.

Employee Well-being: A Comprehensive Approach - Enhancing the Employee Experience and Business Outcomes

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Brief
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Employee Well-being: A Comprehensive Approach - Enhancing the Employee Experience and Business Outcomes
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Boston College Center for Work & Family
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Boston College Center for Work & Family

The Boston College Center for Work & Family is pleased to release a new addition to our Executive Briefing Series, 

Bridging the Gap Between Health and Environmental Sustainability

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Blog
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Bridging the Gap Between Health and Environmental Sustainability
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Huffington Post by Eileen McNeely
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Judi C Casey

"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."

How to Know Whether You’re Giving Your Team Needless Work

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Blog
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How to Know Whether You’re Giving Your Team Needless Work
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Harvard Business Review
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Monique Valcour

Low-value work undermines employee well-being and productivity. Here's how to eliminate it.

Coping with the Effects of Emotionally Difficult Work

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Blog
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Coping with the Effects of Emotionally Difficult Work
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Harvard Business Review Blog Network
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Judi C Casey

Flexible Working Is Making Us Work Longer

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News Article
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Flexible Working Is Making Us Work Longer
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The Conversation
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Heejung Chung

Contrary to what you might expect, those with more control over their work schedule work more than those with less control. In fact, people have a tendency to work more overtime hours once they are allowed to work flexibly, compared to when they were not.

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