The FirstPerson Blog

Positive Minds Create Positive Work Culture

Posted by Michelle Jenkins

February 27, 2015

Management is always talking about a “positive work culture.” From how to create it to how to keep it, work culture is quickly becoming an asset rather than an idea. When looking for a job, you now ask about the culture, not just the salary and benefits. But as an employee who’s already immersed in your company’s culture, what’s your part in all of this?

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Topics: Culture

Compliance 101: Plans and Forms Defined

Posted by Kelly Vance

February 23, 2015

While the Affordable Care Act (ACA) gets most of the attention these days, there are other compliance requirements that have remained steady over the years. For employers who have experienced growth, it is important to revisit these requirements to ensure you remain in compliance or implement changes to become compliant.

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Topics: Compliance

How to Address Employee Mistakes without Crushing Innovation

Posted by Deb Hunter

February 19, 2015

One of the biggest challenges leaders of organizations face is how to address employee mistakes without crushing their ability to innovate and be creative. Thinking about the consequences of a mistake can incite feelings of disappointment or even anger in the leader overseeing the employee, but venting these emotions is unlikely to do anything to improve performance.

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Topics: Human Resources, Employee Engagement

How Heart Disease Changed My Life

Posted by Kaitlin Enneking

February 18, 2015

In 2006, heart disease claimed the lives of 425,425 Americans.

One of those lives was my father’s.

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Topics: Wellness

A Midsummer Night's Dream: Obamacare Edition

Posted by Brandon Moore

February 16, 2015

Astute readers of this blog probably remember the classic Much Ado About Nothing: Obamacare Edition blog that I wrote back in July, in which I compared the myriad trials and tribulations of the Affordable Care Act to an Elizabethan drama. Well, the intermission is over and the second act is about to begin this summer.

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Topics: Health Care Reform, Health Care, Benefits, Compliance