The FirstPerson Blog

Ideas & Insights

Human Resources, Culture

Does Love Belong in the Workplace?

February 12, 2016

Valentine’s Day is nearly here and I’ve successfully procrastinated (again) in finding a gift for my wife. Luckily, we both tend to forget this holiday as we’re still feeling the pain from our holiday shopping expenses. Between family and work, it can be easy to forget Valentine’s Day. We do, at the very least, use the day to pause and remember that we are in love.

Read More

Human Resources, Culture

Strategies to Attract and Retain Millennials

February 10, 2016

“Millennials aren’t loyal; they’re job hoppers. They’re also entitled, expecting the world and believing they deserve it.”

I am a Millennial and I’ve heard it all. It almost feels like an insult the minute I walk into a room and the discussion is around my generation. I have read quite a few articles around keeping Millennials engaged, how the generation will eventually make up more than half the workforce, and how to adjust your corporate culture to fit the needs of “us.”

Read More

Well-Being, Leadership

Three Habits to Stay Committed to Your Goals with the OKR Method

February 9, 2016

Did you know, nearly 40% of people who set New Year’s resolutions gave up on them by the end of January?

Let’s be honest. January is a tough month. It’s cold. It’s dark. And credit card companies are asking you to pay up after your holiday shopping spree(s) in December. We get busy with life—again—and then become frustrated with it all and think it’s impossible.

Read More

FirstPeeps, Culture

Get in the Fundraising Game with Brackets for Good

February 5, 2016

One of the best ways we’ve found to round out the employee experience is philanthropy.  People are inspired when the work they do and the people they work with are inspiring. At FirstPerson, The PEEP Project (Personally Embracing and Enriching People) emerged organically as a way to encompass what FirstPerson was already doing in the community.

Read More

Well-Being

Top Platforms for Wellness Gamification

February 3, 2016

Gamification is transforming the world of employee wellness through the use of technology and personal wellness challenges. If you’re on board with trying out a gamification platform but need some tips on features and which ones would fit your population the best, it’s good to do your research.

Read More