The Benefit of an Ergonomic Workplace

An estimated astonishing 95% of an office workers work day is spent sitting in front of a computer. This number alone should be reason enough to understand how very important proper workplace ergonomics are.

Many of today’s common illnesses, starting from back pains to migraines could be prevented if workplaces would be ergonomic.

ergonomic-chairsWhat does ergonomics at work mean?

Simply spoken, ergonomics encompasses things that can help to avoid unnecessary physical stress on the body.

This physical stress is often brought on by improper posture, the need to stretch or repetitive movements such as typing on a keyboard, or moving a mouse for many hours during a typical work day.

With ergonomics at work, unnecessary stress on the body is reduced or entirely eliminated.  As a result, employees will experience less potential health problems from their daily work activities.

How can ergonomics at work be improved?

Now, let’s be clear, assessing whether a workplace is ergonomic isn’t something everyone can simply do. It requires expert knowledge since ergonomics can involve a variety of factors that are not always obvious to the lay man. Normally, such an assessment about workplace ergonomics is performed by specialists.

On the other hand, there are some things that you can do if you want to improve some essentials. Among those things would be if you look into modern, ergonomic office furniture.

Today, you can find a vast selection of ergonomic office furniture such as ergonomic desk chairs and desks. In some cases, replacing office furniture with their modern, ergonomic counterparts could be all that is required to address the most common problems at workplaces when it comes to poor ergonomics.

Acquiring ergonomic office furniture can be the first step if you want to make sure that your employees can work most efficiently with a greatly reduced risk for work-related long-term health issues.

A more ergonomic office can at times help to dramatically improve efficiency, motivation and proficiency. If you haven’t looked into modern, ergonomic office furniture yet, I can highly recommend that you do so. In case you have questions about ergonomics and your workplace, it can be a good idea to get in contact with you local office ergonomics specialists who can give you more tips and advise.

Save Money When You Want a New PC

new computer systemHardly ever is there a need that you will have to pay a fortune if you want to get a new personal computer. Even if you were to spend a lot of money on your next system, rest assured it will be rather outdated within six or 12 months.

It is for that reason smart when you buy a used your system, or if you can build your personal computer yourself from second-hand parts.

The new year is a very good time to get good deals on used computers since many people are updating the system’s right now and selling their old systems, especially right after Christmas.

If you get a “last gen” system and not the all-newest, the performance difference will be minimal and you will save a lot of money out of the tent and.

A good start to get looking for used computers would be sites such as gumtree or local computer forums. As a last resort can also check out eBay also prices there are not always as low as you would get from other websites.

Why You Should Look Into Electronic Invoicing

efficient-e-invoiceFor many, electronic invoicing or short e-invoicing is at least as big a revolution in the business world as email had been compared to conventional mail. This is clearly understood once someone looks at the various benefits of e-invoicing versus conventional invoicing practices.

Electronic invoicing in essence helps to eliminate many otherwise necessary steps in the invoicing process.

Where in the past a business had to rely on traditional mail, had to have extra mail room facilities for sorting and receiving or dispatching, all those steps have become obsolete with modern electronic invoicing.

Not being reliant on traditional mail and mailing-costs along with the absence of the requirement for staff dedicated to invoicing obviously means significant cost savings.

But it is not only the significant cost savings that make electronic invoicing attractive for businesses.

Whereas the time from creating an invoice until it was received and processed had been up to several days in the past, the entire invoicing process now happens instantly. The invoice  simply needs to be emailed to a cloud-based service. The service then dispatches the invoice digitally. At the receiving end the digital invoice is immediately processed and confirmed and all this happens in a mere seconds.

E-Invoicing: No requirement for new technology

One of the biggest obstacles in accepting new technologies for many businesses is that they will have to replace existing procedures and/or acquire new technology. Electronic invoicing has the major advantage that this is not required since it is back-comparable with traditional invoicing. As before, a supplier or vendor produces they are invoices in PDF format. The very same document is electronically read by the cloud-based electronic invoice provider. The supplier or vendor does not need to change a thing. This and the fact that there is no financial investment in new technology needed makes the switch to e-invoice very easy. It is really as easy and straightforward and sending emails.

You should consider switching your business to modern and efficient E-invoice because it will provide you numbers benefits.

Sole Traders – The Cornerstone of UK’s Business Growth

SoleTradeThe Guardian reports that it is sole traders who are currently one major motor for UK business growth. The paper published figures that showed that more than 200,000 sole traders started with their business this past year.

The 5.2 million private sector businesses established in 2014 are one third of one million more as compared to previous time period. According to the Business Population Statistics report, the majority of those 30,000 new businesses are sole traders.

The U.K.’s business minister Matthew Hancock in a tweet today, following the publication of those numbers: “Yet more proof that our long-term economic plan is working. More UK business, creating more jobs & more hardworking families are better off.”

A downside of this development is that the vast majority of these businesses are non-employees. The report continues to state that “the UK’s increasing self-employment has been the key driver of business population growth since 2000 and remains so in the increase of 330,000 businesses since the start of 2013.”

For some British economists, the numbers are alarming. Only 3% of those one-man businesses hired staff during the last five years. Now,  economists are voicing their concerns and say that the government failed at encouraging those businesses to hire.