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An App to Detect Stress Levels

Many businesses may experience lost productivity amounting to hundreds of hours each year thanks to stress-related absences in the workplace. Now, Soma Analytics is hoping to reduce that number with the introduction of an app.

Publish date: 02/26/2018

Survey Reports that Engineers Salaries are Up

The Zweig Group 2018 salary survey reports that engineering salaries are up 3.4 percent over the previous survey year.

Publish date: 02/22/2018

What Does an Engineering Psychologist Do?

Engineers are focusing on creating technology to solve human problems. More and more, we need people in the field of engineering psychology to study the relationships those products create.

Publish date: 02/22/2018

Psychopaths May Flourish Under Abusive Bosses

The word psychopath probably conjures up images of mass murderers or serial killers and the like. Yet, according to psychologists, it is a personality trait — and each of us fall somewhere on a scale between high- and low-level psychopath, according to recent research.

Publish date: 02/20/2018

Productivity Tips for Employees

Want to be a more productive employee? Consider a few tips from Robert Pozen, an MIT Sloan senior lecturer who served as the former president of Fidelity Investments, executive chairman of MFS Investment Management, and as an associate general counsel of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Publish date: 02/20/2018

A Letter to Future Engineers

Is a degree in engineering worth the effort? Is it OK to change majors? How does a high school student — or a college freshman or sophomore — know whether engineering is the right choice for a career?

Publish date: 02/14/2018

Share and Share Alike? Not a Great Idea at Work

When a person with a higher perceived status exposes a shortcoming to a colleague, she risks losing status in the colleague’s eyes, what the researchers labeled a status penalty.

Publish date: 02/14/2018

Diversity Increases Innovation

Diversity equals innovation so says a recent study on the subject.

Publish date: 02/12/2018

Friendship in the Workplace: Some Tips, Part 2

Part 2 of Friendship in the Workplace: Some Tips

Publish date: 02/12/2018

Workplace Automation Will Hit Women Hard, Report

More women than men are likely to see their jobs displaced thanks to automation according to a new report from the World Economic Forum (WEF).

Publish date: 02/06/2018