Before you take a job, figure out whether you’ll be entering a healthy workplace. Management professor Pamela Hopkins (Mary Washington) and psychologist Paul Stepanovich (Old Dominion University) offer a list of vital signs prospective employees should check. Their tips are garnered from studying several businesses they’ve identified as “healthy workplaces.”
Also featured: During the 20th century, the governments of the U.S. and many other industrialized nations have enacted laws to improve working conditions for women. Such rules have included working hour restrictions, mandated maternity benefits and equal protection provisions. Despite their good intentions, these measures haven’t always proven economically beneficial. Economist Yana van der Meulen Rodgers (William & Mary) discusses the positive and negative repercussions of workplace protections for women.
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