The FirstPerson Blog

Why It's Not Enough to Just Be a Manager

Posted by Amber Griffin

March 30, 2015

An online survey from found that half of employees would fire their boss if they could. Why this mentality? Because managers are so worried about doing things right, they don’t think about doing the right thing. The word change is not something managers have in their vocabulary. Organizations need true leaders to be strong and successful, not just managers who are stuck administering rules.

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Topics: Human Resources, Employee Engagement

Talk to Your Doc: Not Just the "Other" Employee Health Screening

Posted by Laura Lubus

March 25, 2015

Just last week, Mechelle discussed how to optimize your health screening results, providing you with a few scenarios and potential opportunities to consider.

But what if we think about a health screening a little differently?

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Topics: Wellness

Get HR Recertified at RESOLVE

Posted by Amber Griffin

March 24, 2015

For those of you who have received a PHR, SPHR, or GPHR certification through the Human Resources Certification Institute, then we have some exciting news for you! This year’s RESOLVE will allow you to build upon your current knowledge just by attending the event.

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Topics: Human Resources, RESOLVE

The Modern Workplace Hero

Posted by Mike Bensi

March 23, 2015

When my oldest son turned five last year, the world opened up. He went from playing with cars and trains to a fascination with superheroes. Spiderman and Buzz Lightyear were two early favorites, then came Star Wars and a love for Jedis.

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Topics: Human Resources

Compliance: The Elephant in the Room

Posted by Kelly Vance

March 19, 2015

Compliance is like car insurance: you only think about it when you need it. Some employers don’t think much about compliance until a deadline is fast approaching or when they receive an audit letter from the Department of Labor. Often, they start to panic, cross their fingers, and hope they did everything they were supposed to do.

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Topics: Health Care Reform, Compliance