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The quality of work and well-being: are we doing enough?

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In recent years, concerns over the quality of work have prompted debates surrounding methods of improving job quality, and the relationship between the quality of work and employee well-being. Existing research has attempted to identify the constituents of job quality and 'good work'. Factors argued as affecting the relative quality of jobs include pay (including relative income levels), skill, levels of autonomy, variety, work intensity, the length of the working day/week, job security, opportunities for training and development, and availability of flexible working arrangements.
Date:
27/04/2017

The quality of work and well-being: are we doing enough?

Description
In recent years, concerns over the quality of work have prompted debates surrounding methods of improving job quality, and the relationship between the quality of work and employee well-being. Existing research has attempted to identify the constituents of job quality and 'good work'. Factors argued as affecting the relative quality of jobs include pay (including relative income levels), skill, levels of autonomy, variety, work intensity, the length of the working day/week, job security, opportunities for training and development, and availability of flexible working arrangements.
Date:
27/04/2017

Pint of Science Birmingham brings latest local science breakthroughs to city pubs

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Researchers from the University of Birmingham are joining the world's largest festival of public science talks as over 30 scientists take to the stage in pubs around Birmingham city centre from 15 to 17 May.
Date:
27/04/2017

The Authoritarian Origins of Well-Organised Opposition Parties: The Rise of Chadema in Tanzania

The Authoritarian Origins of Well-Organised Opposition Parties: The Rise of Chadema in Tanzania
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Speaker: Dan Paget, University of Oxford.
Date:
27/04/2017

'Protect rights of EU students and staff' say West Midlands' Vice-Chancellors

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University of Birmingham Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir David Eastwood has today joined his West Midlands counterparts in calling on the Government to support higher education institutions during Brexit negotiations with the European Union.
Date:
26/04/2017

American Academy of Arts and Sciences newly elected fellow

American Academy of Arts and Sciences newly elected fellow
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The Centre's Alison Jaggar has been elected to the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Date:
26/04/2017

Autonomy in the workplace has positive effects on well-being and job satisfaction, study finds

Autonomy in the workplace has positive effects on well-being and job satisfaction, study finds
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New research into workplace culture has found that employees with higher levels of autonomy in their work reported positive effects on their overall well-being and higher levels of job satisfaction.
Date:
25/04/2017

How to curb violence in the name of Islam

How to curb violence in the name of Islam
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Professor Jocelyne Cesari writes in the Middle East Monitor that Islam needs to be independent of political power, not reformed further, to curb violence.
Date:
24/04/2017

University of Birmingham appointed to deliver major public health national leadership programme

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The University of Birmingham's Health Services Management Centre (HSMC), the Institute of Local Government Studies (INLOGOV) and the Medical School Public Health faculty are delighted to announce that they will be delivering the new Aspiring Public Health Leaders' programme from 2017, in partnership with Public Health England.
Date:
24/04/2017

Italy's looming election: Will the Five Star Movement really form the next government?

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Italy will hold its next general election no later than spring 2018, with Beppe Grillo's Five Star Movement (M5S) currently ahead in most of the recent polling. Daniele Albertazzi argues that despite intense media speculation about what a victory for the M5S could mean for Italy and its participation in the euro, the picture is far from clear and could be altered substantially by current negotiations over the country's electoral law.
Date:
24/04/2017
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