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Oct. 1, 2015 | WMU News
A Gallup poll finds that almost 90 percent of workers are either "not engaged" with or "actively disengaged" from their jobs. Wages and benefits are only part of the equation, and the level of support a company shows for its employees goes a long way toward determining job satisfaction, says Dr. Melissa Intindola, a WMU assistant professor of management.
The European refugee crisis
Sept. 24, 2015 | WMU News
A plan approved last week to spread out refugees from Syria, Iraq and other countries across Europe has been met with stiff opposition. The crisis is threatening European unity, says Dr. Eli Rubin, a WMU associate professor of history.
The Fed's decision not to raise interest rates
Sept. 18, 2015 | WMU News
In 2008, the Federal Reserve put its benchmark interest rate close to zero as a way to bolster the economy. The Fed's decision Thursday not to raise rates makes markets nervous, says Dr. Christopher Korth, a WMU professor of finance and international business.
The growing conflict between work and leisure
Sept. 10, 2015 | WMU News
A new study, published in the Journal of Occupational Health and Psychology, found workers who are on call had higher levels of cortisol, a hormone released during stressful situations. The infringement of work on free time is growing and getting more attention, says Dr. Elizabeth Hoger, a WMU associate professor of business information systems.
Importance of reading to young children
Sept. 3, 2015 | WMU News
As the school year begins, newly released studies show that young children who were often read to had increased brain activity and that even picture books increase vocabulary and help children create images associated with words. Neither finding is surprising, says Deanna Roland, director of the WMU McGinnis Reading Center and Clinic.