The FirstPerson Blog

7 Ways to Practice Mindfulness Throughout the Hiring Process

Posted by Amber Griffin

July 18, 2014

Everyone knows that job searching can be frustrating. For employers, finding the right candidate for a  position can be just as much work. Some positions get hundreds of candidates and the process can take  a while, but keep in mind that how you present yourself during the interview process could be a first impression of how your company treats its employees.

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Topics: Human Resources, FirstPeeps

Brewing Benefits Coverage and Drinking the Beer of Success

Posted by Paul Ashley

July 17, 2014

Popular Indianapolis craft brewery Sun King just celebrated its 5th birthday. I must admit, I am a huge fan of their beer. My man cave fridge is stocked with the products of their hard work and I ensure that Wee Mac is on tap at all times.

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Topics: Health Care Reform, FirstPerson, Benefits

Don't Be a Statistic: Use Your PTO

Posted by Carrie Kass

July 16, 2014

The average American employee reports using only half, or 51%, of eligible paid-time off in the past 12 months, according to the Glassdoor Q1 2014 Employment Confidence Survey. By planning ahead and blocking my calendar appropriately, I separate myself from that statistic.

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Topics: FirstPeeps, Wellness

What Your Children Need to Know About Work-Life Fit

Posted by Laura Butler

July 10, 2014

This Fourth of July holiday, I spent about five hours in the car with my husband and two daughters, traveling to and from our favorite summer spot—and my hometown—Lake Wawasee in Syracuse, Indiana. Every year I look forward to summer: afternoons at the neighborhood pool, walks with my husband, trips to the lake, stops at fresh fruit and veggie stands, and time spent with family. It’s our little getaways that take me away from the rush of the day-to-day routines; sports, school, projects, work, and all the other things consume our lives.

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Topics: Wellness

5 Reasons You Should Have a Workplace Mentor Program

Posted by Derek O'Neal

July 9, 2014

They help you define and reach your goals, develop as a professional, engage in the workplace, and are there for you at any stage of your career. Who are these people?

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Topics: Employee Engagement