The FirstPerson Blog

Stop Multitasking. Start Focusing.

Posted by Carrie Kass

September 10, 2014

Almost all of us do it twice a day. Stopping and going through stop lights and four-ways. On my preferred drive to and from work every day, I pass through six roundabouts. And while passing through one about a month ago, I started to reflect about how this roundabout had replaced a previous four-way stop that once stood in its place.

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Topics: Wellness

Benefit Plan Decisions Made Easier with Benchmarking Surveys

Posted by Scott Thompson

September 9, 2014

It’s hard to believe, but it’s that time of year again for many employers—time to make decisions for the 2015 benefit plan year. It seems that the process continues to start earlier and earlier for many, primarily due to the desire to proactively communicate details to employees so that they understand the true value of the benefits that are being provided to them. Studies continue to show that an average benefit plan that is well communicated is perceived better than a very rich benefit plan that is poorly communicated.

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Topics: Benefits, Wellness, Compensation

How to Make an Impact with Your Trade Show Booth

Posted by Alicia Schwartzentruber

September 5, 2014

“When life hands you lemons, make grape juice. Then sit back and watch the world ponder how.” – Anonymous

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Topics: FirstPerson

Ready, Set, Hike! Stay Healthy During Football Season

Posted by Laura Lubus

September 3, 2014

If you are anything like me, fall means one thing: FOOTBALL! It also means busy weekends. For me, football season is equivalent to holiday season for a lot of other people in that physical activity is harder to come by on the weekends, making healthy eating choices is more challenging, and sleep is lacking.

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Topics: Wellness

Life Fit: Evaluating Your Well-Being

Posted by Laura Butler

September 2, 2014

In previous blogs I’ve shared many thoughts and things I’ve learned in the last year about integrating work and life. Finding a way for it not to be about balance (since there isn’t a magical scale to tell us how we are doing), but rather finding what “fit” works for each of us.

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Topics: Wellness