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Invisible Absences - Working While Sick

Created by OVB Holding AG /

It is far from ideal for companies when employees are absent due to sickness. But is it better to turn up at work sick? What initially sounds like exemplary commitment is actually detrimental to all involved.

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E-Mobility - Will we be driving electronically in the future?

Created by OVB Holding AG /

E-mobility is currently one of the major trends in the environmental sector and is an important factor in implementing a climate-friendly and sustainable transport system. But what makes the technology so important?

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Financial Education? – No Such Thing

Created by OVB Holding AG /

Almost half of all European describe themselves as financially illiterate, according to the sobering result of an ING-DiBa study. The situation is especially dire in the UK and Germany, but there is a great need to catch...

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The tedious subject of base interest rates – The ECB and its financial policy

Created by OVB Holding AG /

In the middle of June, the European Central Bank announced that it would leave the base interest rate in the Euro zone at the record low of 0.0 %. There is no change in sight before the summer of 2019. With this relaxed...

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Digital health – How digitalization impacts the healthcare industry

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The trend towards digitalization is affecting all areas of life more and more. New technologies subsumed under the moniker of digital health are now also moving into the healthcare industry. But what does that mean?

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Work-life balance – Will the 30-hour work week be the new normal?

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Harmonizing their careers and personal lives is becoming increasingly important to employees. However, this is often easier said than done. It helps when the government supports flexible working hour models. The latest...

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Digital Detox – Do we need a digital timeout?

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We wake up to the sound of our smartphone alarm and go to sleep in front of the laptop. It is normal now for modern technologies to accompany us throughout the day. But for many people this 'always-on' mentality is...

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InsurTechs and Smart Contracts – A look into the future of the insurance industry

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Changing rates online, consultation per video chat, and uploading a quick picture in case of damage to the car. Digitalization has already arrived in the supposedly old-fashioned insurance world. So-called InsurTechs are...

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„70 is the new 60“ – People are getting increasingly older all over the world

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At the beginning of the 20th century, the average life expectancy was 30. Fortunately, our life expectancy has more than doubled by now and lies at 71. But how long will this trend last? Will we just become older and...

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How smart are smart homes really?

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A home that can learn what its inhabitants need. What sounded like science fiction just a few years ago, is now a reality. But do "smart homes" really improve the quality of life and living or can one easily make do...

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Sharing Economy – the growing trend of sharing

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Sharing is not a new idea. Everyone has borrowed tools from their neighbour or a book from a friend. But lately, this concept has been taking on completely new dimensions. People now use the internet and progressive...

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