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Qualifications, Skills & Gender

October 30, 2014
by Carolin Bothe-Tews via Work Thought Blog

Author: Dr Suzanne Reimer, University of Southampton In early September, the BBC news website ran a story with the headline ‘Women may take best jobs by 2020.’ Reporting on evidence from the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES), the BBC claimed that “men could struggle to get highly skilled jobs because women are increasing […]

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Longer nursing shifts might ‘hit patient care’

October 6, 2014
by Peter Griffiths via Work Thought Blog

Our recent paper about the length of nursing shifts in hospitals has attracted quite a lot of attention including, I am reliably informed, a piece in the daily Sun. In simple terms, the issue is this: Traditionally, shift work was organised by dividing the day into three eight-hour shifts. Workers would generally work 5 such […]

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