Research finds being proactive reduces sense of job insecurity

New Curtin University research has found workers who proactively pursue career goals are less likely to suffer a sense of job insecurity when faced with employment uncertainty, as many are now due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Why plastic bag bans triggered such a huge reaction

Woolworths' and Coles' bans on plastic bags have been applauded by environmental groups, but were reportedly met with abuse and assault and claims of profiteering. Even comedians saw value in the theatre of the bag ban.

Psychological impact of austerity revealed

The UK Government's austerity measures have led to a reduced commitment on the part of public sector workers towards their organisation, new research has found.

The impact of career growth on organizational commitment

Many companies have made wage and professional development cuts part of their recent budget-tightening strategies. But those companies may want to start re-investing in their most valued employees if they want to keep them, ...

Guilt fuels commitment to the job: expert

Feeling a sense of guilt or obligation towards an employer can increase an employee's commitment to an organisation, a University of Queensland Business School researcher has found in a study of Chinese workers.

Do promises matter to employees? Not as much as we once thought

Years of research suggest that the promises organizations make to employees matter in establishing and maintaining a "psychological contract" between the two parties. However, new research by Samantha Montes and co-author ...