You wouldn’t think it – considering the consequences. BUT… Employers across the U.S. commonly violate their employees rights. Doing so leads to legal complaints with the EEOC and Dept. of Labor. This infographic takes a DATA-DRIVEN look into what these employee filed complaints cost businesses. Plus, we run through some of the most common scenarios we encounter to illustrate when management is just being unfair (no legal options), and when your boss’s actions crossed the line and were unlawful. It’s a complete rundown drawing from federal statistics and our experience as a nationally recognized employment law firm.
A lot has changed within the typical office since 1986, and thankfully so. In the ‘80s, cubicles became the ultimate space saver, allowing more worker bees to be crammed into a room to cut overall expenses. Unfortunately, this greatly affected the health of office workers. Working in such close proximity to others increased the risk of catching the latest contagious bug going around. The lack of proper ventilation in such cubicle-driven rooms also increased the chance of illness. By encouraging employees to stick to their cubicle, workers are increasingly experiencing back pain as well as musculoskeletal issues in the neck, legs and shoulders. Sitting in a cubicle can result in feeling a loss of control of one’s environment, which increases stress. Being continually subjected to the habits of co-workers sitting in such close proximity also adds to the tension. In addition, natural lighting has very little chance of making it in past the walls of a cubicle leaving workers to spend the majority of their day beneath synthetic lighting, which can often led to increased eye strain and headaches.
In 2016, standing desks have become the trend with their associated health benefits. When standing is an option, employees are able to stretch and move throughout the day, releasing tension in muscles and reducing the chance of lower back and neck pain. The lack of slouching in a seat assists in a more ergonomically correct station. A standing desk has been shown to correlate to a lower risk of obesity as well as a reduced risk of serious illnesses such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Standing stations have also been attached to improved energy and mood levels as well as boosting productivity.
Learn more about the transitions seen in the American office since 1986 by checking out the following infographic.
If your company relies on one or more key individuals to operate then purchasing key person life insurance might make sense. This infographic details what factors go into determining key person life insurance rates.
Investing in London property is a very smart move. The UK’s capital city is one of the most prestigious and sought-after locations anywhere in the world. But to succeed in your investment you need to know the details for the best areas. This infographic offers advice and guidance on where to put your money in London.
To make sure you are being productive at your office it is best to understand what top of workplace is best suited for your personality. This infographic from Quill.com shows helps you determine the best type of job and workplace for your personality. So read through the questions below and see if you are working in the right workplace.
If you run a business then you have heard the term branding, but why is it so important? Your brand is how you are seen by the individuals and businesses in your industry and around the world. This infographic from FireLabel explains just how important branding is and what you need to know about branding your company.
It is important for your business to always be up and running, ready to serve your clients and customers. If there was ever a situation where your business lost power, would you be prepared? This infographic from ADE Ltd. suggests why it is so important to have a back up plan for your business.
Disruptive innovation describes a new product (e.g., technology) or service that is a newcomer in a market, often starting at the bottom and then relentlessly moving upmarket, eventually replacing established competitors. This is occurring in the hotel industry (think AirBnB), the music industry (think Pandora and Spotify), the publishing industry (think Amazon and self-publishing), and the transportation industry (think Uber and Lyft).It is also occurring in the adult learning arena as training and education inexorably shift from the on-site meeting room to the online portal, or somewhere in-between. Organizations have two options: Get serious about eLearning to grow membership, revenue and reputation; or be extremely cautious and tentative, like the music, publishing and taxi industries, and find yourself left behind as your customers move on. At Scitent, we’ve developed a road map to eLearning success to prevent you from being left behind.
Creating a retro logo can be a daunting task, but when you have the right ingredients the process can go more smoothly. To add a little retro flair to your logo, or to create a new retro inspired logo, think about the fonts, colors, shapes, and embellishments you use. The right combination will be sure to have that authentic retro vibe.
Infographic provided by 99designs.com
For many businesses the volume or paperwork generated everyday may be causing problems within the office. Paper based filing cabinets take up a huge amount of office floor space, they are also very hard to maintain and index. Finding documents in a sea of paperwork may be difficult, sharing documents with colleagues is also difficult. Paper based archives are also susceptible to fire, flood and theft.
By digitizing their documents businesses can save floor space, increase document and data security and easily share and distribute their information.
This infographic outlines the benefits of digital document scanning for businesses.