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Sleep is essential for a person’s health and well-being, according to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF). Individual sleep needs range from being 6 to 8 hours. However, it is recommended in adulthood 8 hours of sleep. And, contrary to common myth, the need for sleep doesn't decline with age but the ability to sleep for six to eight hours at one time may be reduced. (Van Dongen & Dinges, Principles & Practice of Sleep Medicine, 2000). Good sleep habits bring visible benefits not only to health, but also to productivity and attention / concentration. Some examples of more concrete benefits...

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The end of the holidays and the entry into the routine is a factor that causes stress, anxiety and a sense of fatigue for many people, bringing with it all the agitation associated with discipline with schedules, workload, and routines with children. Restarting the routine may lead to stress, and a strong sense of fatigue can be felt initially because your body is getting used to another rhythm again. Katherine Nordal, Ph.D., executive director of professional practice at the American Psychological Association (APA) defines holidays blues as "Our body slowed down during the holidays and the body develops a...

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Let’s start with a simple definition for “corporate culture”, most authors agree that it “refers to the set of values, beliefs, and behavior patterns that form the core identity of an organization.” Corporate Culture and ROI Daniel R. Denison, in his article “Bringing Corporate Culture to the Bottom Line”, answers the following question: “Do firms that organize their work well and involve employees in decision making really perform any better than firms that do not? If so, how much better, and under what conditions?” He compares 34 large American firms using survey data and Standard and Poor’s financial...

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Humans use emotions and intuition to extrapolate and create scenarios in order to make decisions that allow anticipating the future and, hopefully, lead the company to the best results possible and reduce Candidate Bias. When humans try to interact with each other Bias can tend to influence the result of the decision. During the recruiting process, HR professionals tend to stereotype and make uninformed choices based on gender, ethnicity and so on. “Unconscious racism, ageism, and sexism play a big role in whom we hire.” Artificial Intelligence can be defined to be blinded to these and other traits. To surpass...

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Artificial intelligence is partnering up with HR professionals to simplify processes and evolve to data-driven decision making as collateral for that unique gut feeling developed during years of experience. From the candidate selection to employee retention and early warning of team members on the way out. Starting with Talent Acquisition, AI can handle stressful and monotonous work that usually demands a lot from HR professionals. Artificial intelligence can read more data points than a human can and detect trends and patterns that can quickly reduce the list by 75%. The Artificial intelligence can help the professional to make better decisions...

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