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You work hard for your money. Then you get your paycheck and see a chunk gone to Federal, Medicare, and about four other things. What are these and why are they attacking your check? This informative graphic from Paycor, can answer that question for you. It covers the six main deductions, what they are and how they are determined in an easy to read format complete with sample check stub and illustrations.
This is a very informative graphic for anyone who has ever had a paycheck. It begins with a general description of the deductions and then goes further into more detail on each individual aspect with statistics and basic illustrations. At the end, there is also a long list of resources for finding out more information and to illustrate the depth of research on this graphic.
The design is easy to follow. It begins with the image of a check stub with the deductions; something nearly everyone has seen and can relate to. Then it flows down the page with a bit more data and points about each deduction. It even shows information on special state situations and notes about wage assignments.
The images aren’t high tech or super creative. There are a lot of simple shapes and colors. Curiosity about the information may help to keep the flow of the graphic moving throughout the entire piece because it is not particularly artsy and the shapes are more like slides than an invitation to scroll down. It is obvious that this graphic is more for information than creative appeal.
This graphic is a simple, easy to follow, and informative piece on something that anyone who has had a job and a paycheck can relate to – paycheck deductions. It offers a flowing system of basic graphics and data to appeal to almost every audience. And because it addresses a topic that people want to know about, it is a graphic people are likely to move through regardless of the artistic aspect of it.