The FirstPerson Blog

Why People are Everything to Your Business' Success

Posted by Nick Jenior

April 16, 2015

Money and numbers: they make the world go ‘round, but I know something more important.

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Topics: Compensation

How to Market Your On-Site Health Screening to Employees

Posted by Kaitlin Enneking

April 15, 2015

It’s been more than a year since I blogged about the power of employer branding. In that post we learned that 64% of consumers buy products without prior knowledge of the brand, and 36% site packaging when asked why they purchased a product.

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Topics: Wellness

Jump IN the Fight to End Childhood Obesity

Posted by Laura Butler

April 13, 2015

Obesity rates in the U.S. continue to rise. Everywhere we look, meals, drinks, and snacks are supersized. It’s who we’ve become. When it comes to physical activity, we’re not fairing so well there either. According to an article by Jump IN, an organization that fights childhood obesity in Indiana, as of 2009 kids between the ages of 8 and 18 spent 7.5 hours per day looking at a screen—TV, computers, or mobile devices. That’s up more than an hour per day from the previous decade. I can’t imagine what those figures are now.

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Topics: Wellness

How the NCAA Tournament Can Boost Productivity

Posted by Mike Bensi

April 10, 2015

It’s probably safe to say that if you didn’t know the NCAA March Madness Basketball Tournament just happened, you were living under a rock. In March, break room conversations are about last night’s upset and computer screens stream the live games. Yet, each workplace tolerates the tournament differently. Read the following scenarios to see how you might approach March Madness:

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Topics: Human Resources, Employee Engagement

The Key to Employee Engagement

Posted by Deb Hunter

April 7, 2015

Employee engagement is top-of-mind for many business executives. Studies are showing that organizations who invest in their people to create an engaging workplace outperform other organizations, leading to greater profitability. But to understand how to better engage individuals at your organization, first understand what it means.

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Topics: Employee Engagement