The FirstPerson Blog

Rob and Duplicate: A Best Practice for Your Wellness Program

Posted by Chuck Gillespie

April 22, 2015

I remember studying Motorola’s business practices during an economics class in school many moons ago. Our professor made an offhand quip that Motorola was original in their product innovation, not by blowing us away with something we have never seen, but rather by analyzing the best ideas from each of their competitors and then somehow adding those great ideas from each competitor into their products.

This is the business version of research and development: rob and duplicate.

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Topics: Wellness, Guest Blog

Introducing a New Face at FirstPerson: Todd Richardson

Posted by FirstPerson

April 21, 2015

Our New Entrepreneur in Residence
by Dan Hunt, President, FirstPerson

FirstPerson's blog has long been home to inspiring stories about employers who are innovators in the HR / benefits space, industry trends, and more. Today, we're excited to bring a new voice to the blog: someone who not only has a heart for world-class HR and benefits, but also employee engagement, internal communications, and culture. We're thrilled to announce Todd Richardson is joining our FirstPerson family as Entrepreneur in Residence.

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Topics: FirstPerson

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