Ergonomics has taken over the office world today as ergonomic chairs, desks, keyboards, mouse pads, monitor arms, reading boards, lighting, and cushions have flooded the market. Ergonomic furnishings come with the promise of a more productive, more energetic, more comfortable, and healthier work environment. But what exactly is ergonomics and why has this latest office trend generated so much hype?
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On March 21st, Xenium’s President, Anne Donovan, participated in an HR panel discussion following the awards ceremony. Below are the questions and answers from the event:
How do you make sure managers have the tools and education they need?
According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults should aim for 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night, yet a CDC study found that 40 million workers get fewer than six hours of sleep per night. Research has shown that a lack of sleep may be associated with decreased productivity, an inability to remember information, an increased risk of accidents, diabetes, heart problems and weight gain. Setting a routine sleep schedule may be the answer to assuring an appropriate amount of sleep is reached on a regular basis.
Over 4,300 executives and HR professionals from all company sizes and industries completed the survey for the PayScale and Inc. Magazine’s 2013 Compensation Best Practices Report. Although the report has not been released to the public, here is a sneak peek at some of the contents:
The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, enacted just over four years ago, intended to take on the issue of the gender gap in pay. Leleh Hassibi, of PayScale, summarizes the Act nicely in an article on January 29th.