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Diversity leads to greater social coherence and well-being

Diversity makes us all more open-minded, both in our communities and at work.

When is trust bad for us?

The paradox of trust: Research suggests that trust at work can lead to exclusion and stress among colleagues.

No one can "shrug off" bullying at work

A new study punctures the myth that certain people have strong enough mental armour to emerge unscathed from bullying on the job.

Firms hiring more persons over 55

Norway’s national pension reform in 2011 has made it easier for private businesses to “rid themselves of” older employees. But a new study shows it has also made it easier to hire older workers.

"There needs to be higher rewards for working"

Society should be doing more to motivate young people to work. The future economy of Norway depends on this. Mandatory activities for persons on welfare could be instrumental, thinks a University of Oslo professor.

How to get young adults into jobs

Paying wage subsidies to employers is the best way of getting unemployed young people into jobs. Job-training initiatives and close follow-ups of young people are other ways.

Climate change will make us sweat more and work less

Rising temperatures due to climate change will make us lazier and decrease productivity. It will hit GDP hard, say scientists.

Increasingly harder for teens to find employment

Or don’t Norwegian kids want to bother with work because their parents have become filthy rich?

People who faint are twice as likely to lose their job

Fainting could be an indicator for unemployment—especially for young people, shows a new study of 21,000 participants.

Working night shifts is unlikely to increase risk of breast cancer

New study shows that working night shifts for a short period does not increase the risk of developing breast cancer.