mental health

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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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Every year the same thing happens, summer comes, School Holidays begin, your Facebook and Instagram feed gets full of all your so-called friend at glorious beaches, pools, exotic locations, boats and god knows where else. And where are you? Sitting at the office looking at your backlog and fighting to get everything done and struggling to avoid a strong feeling of fatigue. It doesn’t have to be a nightmare nor does it has to make you sad, feeling alone and the only one in the world not having a glorious time. Most of us don’t get to have...

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A simple definition for machine learning could be that it “is an application of artificial intelligence (AI) that provides systems the ability to automatically learn and improve from experience (without explicitly being programmed to do so). Machine learning focuses on developing computer programs that can access data, analyze it and use it to learn.” It’s innovation and business potential is not restricted to company’s like Google and Facebook, to help us find better search results or to suggest, a person to add to our Facebook list of fans, or a video that might be of interest to us....

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In recent news, the title of the article was: “Only 41% of employers have a strategy to protect the health of workers”, and the article ends with the following conclusion: “increasingly aware of the direct link between the well-being of employees and their level of productivity and commitment to the company, as well as the relationship with behaviours associated with less healthy lifestyles - namely, sedentary lifestyle, stress, and obesity. What remains now is: moving into practice.” As suggested in a 2007 publication by the Regional Office for Europe of the World Health Organization, “Steps to Health. A European framework...

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Mental health problems (burnout, mental fatigue, depression, self-deprivation, loneliness, insomnia…) lead to the loss of productivity. Those losses represent big cost to companies, and to the individuals affected by it. Francisco Miranda Rodrigues, member of the Order of Psychologists (Portuguese Psychologists Association), said that the loss of productivity caused by mental health problems can represent an approximate cost of €212 million per year to small and medium-sized enterprises and €117 millions to big companies. We can say that mental health problems can cost €329 million per year to companies, but you have to evaluate the other side: How much does...

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