The FirstPerson Blog

Drive Business Success Through Self-Efficacy

Posted by Carrie Kass

May 27, 2015

Thomas Edison once said, “I didn’t fail 1,000 times. The light bulb was an invention with 1,000 steps.”

To some, Edison may have appeared to be a failure. But his belief in his ability to succeed—or self-efficacy—is the reason he overcame that supposed “failure.” This concept of self-efficacy was derived from the work of psychologist Albert Bandura (1977)1 and is defined as one’s belief in their ability to perform a specific task or achieve a goal.

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Topics: Wellness, Employee Engagement

Where Does Compensation Rank for Millennials?

Posted by Krista Gordon

May 22, 2015

Five years ago I graduated from IU Bloomington and officially entered the real world. I spent endless hours researching various companies, attending career fairs, joining networking events, and polishing my interview skills. It all paid off when I received job offers. (And mom and dad could be rest assured that the past four years of tuition was well worth it).

But then what? The ball was now in my court. It was time for me to make a decision on where I’d like to begin my career.

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Topics: Compensation

Affordable Care Act Fall-Out (Part 2): Looking Ahead

Posted by Kelly Vance

May 21, 2015

April showers have passed, May flowers are blooming, and the sounds of the Indy 500 are in the air. These are telltale signs that it’s springtime in Indiana, and summer is quickly approaching. It’s time to dust off those bikes, pull out your patio furniture, and enjoy the warm weather. For employers, it’s also time to dust off something else: your strategy for the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) employer mandate.

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Topics: Health Care Reform, Compliance

3 Benefit Renewal Tips for Small Businesses

Posted by Mark Minner

May 20, 2015

I hate to be the bearer of bad news. But we are only about five to six months away from when the majority of small businesses’ open enrollment gets underway.

Never fear! Here are a few quick tips as you approach the mid-year review of your benefit strategy.

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Affordable Care Act Fall-Out (Part 1)

Posted by Brandon Moore

May 14, 2015

Try to imagine for a moment that you run a business. For some of you, this may not require much imagination. Regardless, I want you to close your eyes and think about all the different needs that weigh on a company’s managers.

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Topics: Health Care Reform, Benefits