The FirstPerson Blog

Ideas & Insights

Human Resources, Leadership

Help Your Employees Move Mountains

September 22, 2016

“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” - Confucius

As leaders, we all have mountains we are trying to move. These are the big goals we are trying to achieve for the organization. Perhaps it’s a sales or growth number. Or the goal to create a best place to work.

And we talk about these goals with our team. And we talk and talk.

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Culture

So You Want to Start a Book Club at Work

September 20, 2016

If you’re like us at FirstPerson, your company and its people want to stay up-to-date on current trends and best practices. And you can’t innovate without new ideas and perspectives. An easy way to put ideas and knowledge to use is by reading. Your employees are most likely already doing it, so why not start a book club so everyone can connect and share their perspectives?

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Communication, Culture

Five Social Media Tips to Help Employees Positively Impact Your Business

September 16, 2016

Social media is here to stay. Whether you’re a fan or not, it has revolutionized the way our world connects and communicates. In fact, a Facebook study found that smartphone users check their Facebook feed an average of 14 times each day, for a total of 32 minutes every day on the platform.

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Compensation

Supporting Compensation and Benefits Programs with a Total Rewards Philosophy

September 15, 2016

When it comes to total rewards, it’s important to identify your employment story, or employment proposition, and evaluate how your compensation and benefits programs reflect and support it. In this episode of the FirstPerson video blog, I sat down with Managing Director Mark Minner to talk about total rewards. Watch the video or read the transcript below. 

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Well-Being, Leadership

Staying Fit as a CEO: Living Well, Leading Well

September 9, 2016

Wellness in the workplace. As a CEO, you know it’s important, you can make the business case for it, and you want to do the right thing for your employees. But do you ever stop and think about what well-being means to you? Not just for the wellness philosophy of your company, but for your own physical, social, mental, professional, and financial well-being?

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