The FirstPerson Blog

How Successful HR Professionals Stay Positive

Posted by Alli Isaacs

August 3, 2015

I am a people person. I’ve known that my whole life, and I wanted to work in an environment that would allow that part of me to shine. So, I thought, “I’ll be in HR!”

The people business can be a beautiful thing. It can be extremely fulfilling and energizing, but let’s not kid ourselves: human resources isn’t always rainbows and butterflies. In fact, you might be one to argue that it has its fair share (or unequal share) of roadblocks and pitfalls. Even though I’m not old and wise with my nearly three years of industry experience, I’ve been there and experienced the pain points of being in HR.

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Topics: Human Resources

Foster a Healthy Workplace with a Flu Shot Clinic

Posted by Carrie Kass

July 29, 2015

Have you ever had a thought pop into your head and wonder how you ended up thinking about it? I’ll admit, this happens to me quite a bit—I chase the origin of a thought back to a previous thought and perhaps even one before that.

This exact thing happened to me just last week: I started to think about flu season and flu shots. Riveting topic, right? So why on earth did this pop into my head?

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Topics: Well-Being

Saving for Health Care: Tax-Free Options for Your Employees

Posted by Ryan Miller

July 28, 2015

I don’t pretend to know much about the tax code. Former Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, self-reportedly sends the same letter with his taxes each year to the IRS explaining that, despite “trying hard” and “being a college graduate” that: “I know that I do not know whether or not my tax returns are accurate.” And who can blame him? TurboTax can only teach us so much.

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Topics: Benefits

How the Chicago Blackhawks Can Help You Build a Dynasty

Posted by Mike Bensi

July 23, 2015

If you don’t follow hockey, or professional sports for that matter, stay with me for the next 200 words. I promise you’ll get something out of this.

Last month, the Chicago Blackhawks won their third Stanley Cup in the last six years. Six years! They’ve dominated the sport during this time. And with their latest win, they’ve reached the level of “dynasty” status.

How did they become a dynasty?

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Topics: Culture

Tips for a Flu-Free Workplace

Posted by Laura Lubus

July 21, 2015

Your workplace can be a cesspool of germs just waiting to attack if the right precautions aren’t taken. And when it comes to flu season, this is no laughing matter.

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Topics: Well-Being