Gig Workers Depend on their Gigs
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1M ago
In Episode 69 we are joined by Dr. Alice Brawley Newlin who talks about her recently published paper (Brawley Newlin, 2023). We chat about her findings that depending on how you measure it well well over half of gig workers are financially dependent upon their gig work, especially men and those that are married. You can find Dr. Alice Brawley Newlin at her website This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit healthywork.substack.com ..read more
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Mistreatment Isn't Created Equal
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1M ago
In Episode 68 we are joined by Dr. Ji Woon Ryu who talks about her recently published paper (Ryu et al., 2023). We chat about their findings that perceived mistreatment at work results in worse outcomes for Black employees than White employees, including costing up to 100 minutes of sleep! You can find Dr. Ryu at her website (https://www.jiwoonryu.com/). This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit healthywork.substack.com ..read more
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Does Money Make You Happy?
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2M ago
In Episode 67 we are joined by Dr. Gordon Sayre who talks about his recently published paper (Sayre & Conroy, 2023). We chat about their review of all of the literature linking work pay and health and wellbeing. In addition to identifying four key features of pay that can impact wellbeing, we answer the question “does money make you happy?”. You can find Gordon here. This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit healthywork.substack.com ..read more
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Supporting Long COVID at Work
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3M ago
In Episode 65 we are joined by Dr. Elisabeth Stelson who talked about a recent paper (Stelson, Dash, McCorkell, Wilson, Assaf, Re’em, and Wei) that examined what it’s like to have long COVID and try to return to the workplace. So many important and powerful themes came up, but I was most struck by the fact that not only do we have a moral imperative to create systems and structures to support workers with disabilities, who want and need to work, but that it makes good business sense. Dr. Stelson can be found here (https://scholar.harvard.edu/estelson) This is a public episode. If you would l ..read more
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Leaders Can Foster Meaningful Work
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4M ago
In Episode 64 we are joined by Dr. Zachary Mercurio who talked about a recent paper (Mercurio, Myles, Adams, & Clifton, 2023) that examined what it is that leaders do to help followers find their work meaningful. They created a really useful scale that workers and leaders alike can use to assess themselves or their leaders on six key groups of behaviors. Find Zack Mercurio here (https://www.zachmercurio.com/) or on LinkedIn (@ZachMercurio) This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit healthywork.substack.com ..read more
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Air Pollution's Impact on Work
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by Healthy Work Podcast
4M ago
In Episode 63 we start the new year off with the awesome Dr. Ussama Khan who talked about a recent paper (Khan, Patel & Barnes, 2023) that examined the impact of air quality on leader’s behaviors. They found that subordinates working in other cities rated leaders as more abusive and disengaged on days when the leader reported worse air quality! You can find Dr. Khan here. If you’re in the US, you can also check your air quality index here This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit healthywork.substack.com ..read more
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The Common Commute
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5M ago
In Episode 62 we are fortunate enough to be joined by Dr. Christopher Wiese who talked about a recent paper (Wiese, Li, Tang, & Brown, 2023) that examined how different aspects of your commute impact your work and wellbeing. The quality of your commute, not the length of the commute, is what really predicts outcomes! You can find Dr. Wiese here and on the website formerly known as twitter here This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit healthywork.substack.com ..read more
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Precarious Employment is a Public Health Concern
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6M ago
In Episode 61 we are fortunate enough to be joined by Dr. Mindy Shoss who talked about a recent paper (Shoss et al., 2023) that examined how different aspects of precarious employment determined whether people came to work sick (or sent their kids to childcare) with COVID or COVID-like symptoms at the height of the pandemic. Feelings of powerlessness and concerns about job security were key predictors! You can find Dr. Shoss here. This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit healthywork.substack.com ..read more
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Parental Leave and Breastfeeding
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6M ago
In episode 60, we are fortunate enough to be joined by Dr. Drake Van Egdom. He talked about a recent paper (Van Egdom et al., 2023) that explored the interaction of both mothers’ and fathers’ parental leave on mothers’ return to work, separation anxiety, and breastfeeding. Parental leave for both parents had key impacts! You can find Dr. Van Egdom here and on the website formerly known as Twitter here. This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit healthywork.substack.com ..read more
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Changing Work for Better Sleep and Safety
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7M ago
In episode 59, we are fortunate enough to be joined by Dr. Rebecca Brossoit. She talked about a recent paper (Brossoit et al., 2023) that explored the impacts of a broad workplace intervention targeting supervisor support and sleep training on sleep and workplace safety. They found that the intervention improved safety largely through improved sleep quality! You can find Dr. Brossoit here. You can also find more resources on Total Worker Health here. You can also find more from the Oregon Healthy Workforce center here. Also, the project that provided the data for the paper received a variety o ..read more
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