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    What do we really understand about the relationship between physical activity and burnout?
    (Taylor & Francis Group, 2022-12-27) Hervieux, Valérie; Biron, Caroline; Fernet, Claude
    At the individual level, physical activity is one of the interventions that has been recommended to prevent burnout during COVID-19. In a post-pandemic context where organisations have considerably changed, the promotion of physical activity as an organisational intervention still appears to be very useful to prevent burnout. However, there are some paradoxes unexplained in the scientific literature that hinder our understanding of the relationship between physical activity and burnout, and ultimately, the use of physical activity as a resource to prevent burnout. The purpose of this chapter is therefore to shed light on certain contradictions regarding physical activity and its potential benefits to help prevent burnout through the recovery process. Specifically, we attempt to provide some answers to the following critically important questions emerging from our reading of conflicting studies on the relationship between physical activity and burnout: Is physical activity practiced during work time as beneficial for health as when done during non-work time? Do only sedentary office workers benefit from occupational physical activity?
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    Managing presenteeism to optimise health and performance
    (Sage Publications Inc., 2021-07-01) Karanika-Murray, M. (Maria); Biron, Caroline; Hervieux, Valérie; Whysall, Zara; Chen, Huijun
    Presenteeism, defined as attending work whilst sick, represents an increasing concern for occupational health practitioners, human resource management practitioners, managers and business leaders for occupational health practitioners, human resource management practitioners, managers and business leaders, as it sits firmly at the intersection of health and performance (Ipsen et al., 2020). The phenomenon of presenteeism has received increasing attention in the last two decades, as its costs and prevalence compare highly unfavourably with absenteeism. Although an invisible illness, presenteeism has been estimated to cost the UK economy £15.1 billion annually, whereas the cost for absenteeism is £8.4 billion annually (Centre for Mental Health, 2011). Presenteeism is highly prevalent in all occupations, industries, sectors, and countries (Kinman, 2019; Soloviev, et al., 2018). This combination of high prevalence and high cost places presenteeism at the forefront of concerns for work psychology, occupational health, and management science and practice. In this chapter we define presenteeism, outline some of the current debates in the field, and present practical solutions on how it can be best managed.
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    Défendre la liberté académique
    (Regroupement Des Universitaires, 2019-01-27) Viviers, Simon; Provost, Patrick; Lampron, Louis-Philippe; Pouliot, Chantal
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    Advanced analytics for surface extraction
    (SpringerLink, 2022-01-01) Moradi Afrapoli, Ali; Askari-Nasab, Hooman
    Nowadays, approximately 90% of the minerals are extracted using surface mining methods. Surface mining is the process of extracting minerals located at the surface or near the surface. Although at least nine different surface mining methods have been introduced thus far, open pit and strip mining have the highest contribution in raw material extraction from Earth. Deposits that are being mined using these two methods are substantially expensive, both in the capital and operational costs requiring several managerial decisions to be made for the sake of lowering proportions of the total costs. Analytics has had an inevitable role in this matter. It has been involved in the decision-making procedures from method selection to finding the best location for in-pit crushers in surface mines. This chapter elaborates on how analytics contribute to different steps of extracting material using surface mining methods.
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