Posts byIulia Alina Cioca

Mental Health is your business: Workplace Interventions that do good, and those that do harm

Key points To promote mental health, give employees more control over the scheduling of their own work and introduce programs to facilitate a healthy lifestyle, for example enabling employees to engage in physical activity Screen employees when appropriate; recommend and support Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and other effective interventions for those diagnosed with a mental health disorder
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The benefits of getting involved: top management and new product development projects

From service sector companies to the IT giants on everyone’s lips, everybody relies on developing new products, in order to survive on the market and raise to the top. The challenge can be anything: coming up with a new flavour for a soft drink, or creating a sharing service. So what does the success of new product development depend on? Is it all about the creativity and skills of the engineers, just luck, or can you as a manager do something concrete about it?
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Showing up for work, but nothing more: presenteeism, the ignored counterpart of absenteeism

As a manager, for sure you’ve come across the problem of absenteeism amongst your employees: people sometimes don’t show up for scheduled work. However, it’s not a black–or–white situation: being away from work or being engaged in fully productive work at the office are not the only two possibilities. One shade of grey is presenteeism: showing up for work while not fully healthy.
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Using selection interviews in the right way: How cryptic should your questions be?

Some interviewers prefer to formulate their questions so that it’s not exactly obvious to the candidate what they aim to assess, while others might be more straight-forward regarding their evaluation criteria. This usually happens without much thought, basing on the assumptions HR managers hold, but it is something essential for the success of an interview in predicting how well the candidate will perform the job.
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