The FirstPerson Blog

Four Tips to Get Started Creating a Workplace Culture

Posted by Mike Bensi

June 29, 2015

It’s early into summer, and perhaps you have a head start on your summer reading list. You’ve knocked out Good to Great, The Advantage, or another bestseller.

But now your vacation is over. You’re back at work. And you know you need to make workplace culture a priority. You’re wondering how to get at it. But, most importantly, you’re asking yourself, “What is ‘it’ that I’m trying to get after?”

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Topics: Culture

The King is Dead. Burwell Reigns Supreme.

Posted by Brandon Moore

June 25, 2015


That’s the bottom line of the Supreme Court’s decision today in King v. Burwell, which deemed it legal for the federal government to provide health insurance subsidies to citizens living in states with federally-facilitated health insurance exchanges. If that seems like a no-brainer, then you’re right.

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Topics: Health Care Reform, Benefits

Enhance Your Work Environment, Enhance Your Health

Posted by Laura Lubus

June 24, 2015

If you’re anything like me, you can’t wait to get outside in the shining sun this time of year—with sunscreen, of course. Any excuse to leave the office at lunch time or to take my dog for an extra-long walk—I’ll take it!

Luckily, spending time outside is actually good for our body and minds. According to a study published in 2009 by the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, the closer you live to nature, the healthier you are likely to be. Additionally, people who live closer to green space experience less depression and anxiety.

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Topics: Well-Being, Culture

Disobey Your Attorney (Part 2): Share Life with Your Employees

Posted by Todd Richardson

June 19, 2015


Caring for your employees can lead to a stronger business. But as I mentioned in Part 1, your attorney will be less than thrilled.

Here is an example of a real life case where I ignored traditional legal counsel and instead focused solely on the whole employee, both professionally and personally:

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Topics: Human Resources, Culture

Paul Explains King v. Burwell with Pete the Planner

Posted by Paul Ashley

June 17, 2015

There’s a chance we could lose the tax credits granted by the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare as many of us know it. If you’ve paid any attention to current events, you would know that the Supreme Court has been deliberating over this very issue in the case of King v. Burwell. They will ultimately decide whether the “nearly $1 billion in Obamacare subsidies that helped nearly 200,000 Hoosiers buy health insurance this year are actually legal.”1 A ruling is scheduled to be made later this month.

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Topics: Health Care Reform, Benefits