The FirstPerson Blog

Ideas & Insights

Communication

Why Your Employee Communication Should Go Digital

June 24, 2016

It’s undeniable in today’s world when you want to engage people, digital communication plays a major role. Whether it’s for commerce, education, or health care, if you are not a digital citizen, unfortunately you are not connecting with a large portion of your desired audience. According to research by Ofcom, in 2014 there was a growing trend in the digital realm.

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Well-Being

Seven Ways to Sneak Activity into Your Work Day

June 23, 2016

Do you ever find yourself working intently on a project and suddenly realize you’ve been sitting at your desk for two hours straight? You are not alone. Researchers have found that the average office worker sits for around 10 hours a day—including time spent at the computer, in meetings, and at home at the dinner table or on the couch. Combine that with the seven or eight hours of sleep we need, and there are not many hours of the day left that we spend on our feet being active.

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Benefits, Financial

Managing Pharmacy Spend

June 22, 2016

Pharmacy spend is now the fastest growing portion of healthcare spend, representing over 20% of all healthcare spend nationally. Managing healthcare spend is a business imperative for employers. Business profits can quickly become eroded based upon a bad renewal or claims year, leaving many employers looking for strategies to “stem the tide” of health insurance increases.

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Well-Being

Expanding Your Wellness Program: Social Well-Being

June 14, 2016

Social well-being is not often thought of when it comes to developing a workplace wellness program, and many find it hard to even define. In part two of my blog series, we’ll define social wellness and showcase a few ways you can incorporate it into your program.

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Culture

Company Culture Serves Customers

June 13, 2016

Customers have always been my passion. Knowing them, understanding what makes their business tick. Meeting their needs tenaciously and creatively. Nothing makes me happier than launching a new customer relationship and the opportunity to solve new problems, and gain new capabilities. This is the stuff of entrepreneurship, of innovation. Call it what you will – I call it thrilling and essential to our growth as people and a community.

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