Tag Archives: Employer

Balance Between Work And Life: Time Off – Infographic

How would you like to work somewhere with unlimited vacation days? For most people, that answer is a resounding, “Yes!” If you’re a job seeker, the number of days a company allots its employees can make-or-break your decision to take the job if hired or cause you to look elsewhere if your company lacks sufficient time off. However, employees can’t always find time to take off work, even though we know that a break in the form of a vacation is good for our stress levels.

A recent study conducted by Harris Interactive for Ask.com shows just how important abundant vacation time is to workers, even if they’re not using it: More than a third of people surveyed said unlimited paid time off would encourage them to take or keep a job (34%). Although only 38% of workers surveyed actually take all their paid time off (PTO) days.

Some employees look at paid vacation policies like additional savings in their pocket because they can cash-in those days when they leave the company. However, unlimited PTO has its pluses and minuses. It sounds amazing, but employees say it’s hard to find time to take off. And especially in small teams, employees feel guilty leaving their coworkers with an increased workload when leaving. Employers who support unlimited PTO say it makes their employees feel like adults and requires workers who are the self-managing types.

But whether you support unlimited vacations or not, actually taking time off from work has been shown to decrease stress and increase your happiness, at least temporarily.

Check out this infographic about work-life balance and tell us: How many PTO days will you have taken by the end of this year?

Source: Mashable.com

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How Much Does Obesity Cost Employers? – Infographic

Fact: Working in the typical modern office is hazardous to your health. Hunching over a keyboard for a third of the day makes employees fatter, sicker and more stressed than less sedentary occupations do.

And here’s the rub: The health damage inflicted by desk-bound drudgery cycles back and hurts the companies you work for. How? The high cost of obese employees for businesses.

The amount of time Americans spend sitting increased by 8% between 1980 and 2000. Obesity rates, meanwhile, doubled during that time span. Nearly 300 million Americans don’t get the minimum level of exercise required for good health, while the portion of jobs that require physical activity has declined by about 30% since 1960.

The annual medical costs of obesity-related diseases and conditions totals about $147 billion, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Obesity’s annual cost to employers tops $73.1 billion, according to a 2010 Duke University study. Sick days, doctors appointments and overall decreased productivity are among the factors that contribute to that total…Read More

Source: Mashable.com, Keas

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Social History of Recruiting Technology – Infographic

Digital recruiting has certainly come a long way in such a short time. Since the dawn of the computerized job process, quick and simple strides have been made in recruiting that have ultimately produced a major impact on how employers find young talent with the right skills. Of course, it’s no secret that one of the biggest advances made in recruiting in the last 20 years has been the advent of social media. These networking platforms — LinkedIn being the most noteworthy — have altered the foundation of recruiting to allow for more efficiency, higher speed and better results…More

Infographic courtesy of Jobvite

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Employers asking for Facebook Password – What’s at stake?

Mashable, 04/05/2012