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  • Coronavirus is going to change the way we claim at tax time. Here's what you need to know

    Posted on by Blackbelt Commerce

    Your tax is probably the last thing on your mind right now.

    But it's something practical you can control if you're finding life a little bit overwhelming.

    If you're working from home because of Covid-19, you've probably realised that there are a few extra expenses to consider.

    Perhaps you've rushed out to buy a new desk for your spare room, some stationery or even a new laptop.

    And then there's the change to your next round of household bills like power, heating and cooling, as well as internet costs.

    While some employers will fork out for equipment, or even pay a daily allowance for bills, most of us will find that the best way to get some money back is by making a claim at tax time.

    Let's dig into what you might want to do now to be eligible.

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  • Working from home could be on the rise over the next few months -  We have got you covered.

    Posted on by Blackbelt Commerce

    We have compiled 5 tips for you when working at home to make sure you are ergonomic and productive.

    1.  Laptop And Monitor Height


    The usual sight of people hunched over their tiny laptop, looking down and using the scroll pad as a mouse is still very common everywhere you go. It's time rise that laptop up and save your neck. Laptop stands with adjustable heights are great to get your laptop at the right height for usage. An external mouse and keyboard will help prevent RSI and bring you more joy and productivity when working.

    The general rule for screen positioning for monitors was to have your eyes level with the top of the monitor. Laptop screens a little smaller than monitors but the issue is that laptops are at the wrong height for users. Laptop’s normally sit on a desk or your lap where users look down onto the screen promoting poor posture. No matter what size your monitor or screen is you should try to avoid any unnecessary head tilting.

    Click Here for more details on laptop and monitor usage.

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  • 3 Ergonomic Tips That Will Help You Have Better Posture at Work

    Posted on by Jo Wozniak

    The ability to maintain good posture has a lot to do with your work environment. While establishing a stretching routine and an hourly posture correction Microstep can do wonders for your back and general well-being, at the end of the day, it’s much harder to sustain a neutral spine or other elements of good posture if your office setup won’t support them. Below are three tips that will make your workspace work for you, and put you on a fast track to improved posture.

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  • Looking To Enhance Employee Productivity In 2020? Studies Show Your Company Should Offer These 4 Things

    Posted on by Jo Wozniak

    With employee turnover higher than ever despite innovative company policies (from unlimited vacation to paternity leave to generous stock option plans) becoming commonplace, it can be challenging to keep talented team members productive, engaged and happy. In fact, according to a recent Gallup poll, only 34% of American workers feel engaged at their workplace, and most unengaged workers eventually either leave, are let go, or are a threat to a healthy company culture.

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  • The Role of Ergonomics in Corporate Fitness

    Posted on by Jo Wozniak

    Every year in the United States, there are approximately 735,000 heart attacks [1]. I the United Kingdom, there are more than 100,000 hear attacks per annum [2]. Many countries around the globe are experiencing a rise in obesity, hypertension, diabetes, and coronary heart disease. These medical conditions can lead to myocardial infarctions, or heart attacks.

     

    Ergonomic Workplace

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