The FirstPerson Blog

A Season of Workplace Giving

Posted by Carrie Kass

November 24, 2015

The holiday season has arrived! I’ve always enjoyed this time of the year, mostly because I cherish spending extra time with those whom I love the most: my family and dear friends.

I also enjoy the holiday season because it’s a special season of giving. Giving goes beyond beautifully-wrapped presents or delicious holiday treats. It also means giving back to others.

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Topics: Culture

FirstPeeps Kick Off the Holiday Season by Giving Thanks

Posted by Amber Griffin

November 19, 2015

The holiday season has arrived! Between Black Friday sales making their way in your local paper, hobby stores lined with trees and Christmas decorations, and of course the recent controversy of the red Starbucks cup, it seems like we’ve skipped over a holiday here. Oh that’s right, Thanksgiving!

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Topics: FirstPeeps

Are You Focused on Employee Performance?

Posted by Mike Bensi

November 10, 2015

Imagine a clock. The big hand is on the 12. The little hand is on the 8. What time is it? Before you answer that question, ask yourself the following:

Are you looking around to see which of your employees have arrived late, or are you focused on the task at hand? Perhaps the bigger question is: are you using the right metrics to measure employee performance?

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Topics: Human Resources

Planting the Seed for Tobacco Cessation in the Workplace

Posted by Mechelle Meadows

November 4, 2015

Your calendars are probably already blocked for November 26—Thanksgiving, of course! But are you also aware of what happens each year the week before Thanksgiving? The Great American Smokeout!

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Topics: Well-Being

The Key to Motivation in the Workplace

Posted by Todd Richardson

November 2, 2015

As business people, we’ve been taught to manage what we can measure. Money, time, customer and employee counts—the ‘tangibles.’ We’ve gotten so used to talking about the numbers—about what we do—that we forget to address how or why we do it.

Yet, the why driving employee behaviors is directly correlated with their motivation and performance in the workplace.

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Topics: Human Resources