Do Extra Hours Lead to Higher Productivity?

The simple answer is no. Extra hours do not lead to higher productivity. An analysis of figures from the OECD, a club of mostly rich countries, in 2013 found a negative correlation between GDP per hour and the number of hours worked across member countries. Causation is unclear, it may be that workers in richer… Read More

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Military Personnel: Cardiovascular Disease & Its Impact on Productivity

Research Paper Title Lost productivity among military personnel with cardiovascular disease. Background Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is associated with significant productivity loss among all occupational groups. However, the increased occupational requirements of military personnel pose physical and psychological demands that could lead to greater lost productivity of CVD. The aim of this study was to determine… Read More

Strategies to Hire, Build & Retain Your (Fitness) Team

As a manager or owner of a fitness business, it is important to have a qualified, competent, and knowledgeable team to ensure your gym or club operates smoothly. However, when it comes to putting together a team, it is important to objectively assess who has what it takes and who does not. Here are seven… Read More

Production Capacity, Battle & ‘Actual’ Shooting…

“The battle we are now approaching demands a colossal measure of production capacity. No limit on rearmament can be visualized. The only alternatives are victory or destruction… We live in a time when the final battle is in sight. We are ready on the threshold of mobilization and we are already at war. All that… Read More

SMEs: Training & Employee Retention

Research Paper Title Investigating the Impact of Training Influence on Employee Retention in Small and Medium Enterprises: A Regression-type Classification and Ranking Believe Simplex Analysis on Sparse Data. Abstract This study investigates the impact of available training alternatives (TAs) on employee retention in small and medium enterprises (SMEs). A noticeable problem with this research issue is… Read More

US Naval Officers: Academic Background & Assessing Job Performance

Research Paper Title College Quality and Employee Job Performance: Evidence from Naval Officers. Background This study analyses the effects of college quality and individual academic background on selected job performance measures for officers working in professional and managerial jobs in the US Navy. Methods The study analyses performance indicators at selected career points for cohorts in two occupational groups.… Read More

Productivity: Pens & Employees

Treadmill desks were supposed to be the answer to declining productivity among office-bound employees. However, research suggests they do not work. A 12-week study by the University of Oregan has found they only offer a negligible boost to well-being. Although, luckily, help is at hand in the form of research from New York University which… Read More