Category By:- Communication

Adopting a COVID-19 Vaccine Strategy for Your Employees

As the first wave of essential workers and high-risk individuals continue to get the COVID-19 vaccine, employers are considering how they can encourage employees to get vaccinated. Under the FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization, distribution will likely remain limited to those...
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Business Growing Pains: Aligning Your Communication

Over the past five years at Element Three, we’ve grown revenues by 587% and increased our staff from seven to 49 full-time employees. It’s all happened incredibly fast, which has forced our leadership team to realize that all of things...
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Changes in Work Life and Healthcare Are Here to Stay

The Indianapolis Business Journal (IBJ) recently hosted a Thought Leadership Roundtable that featured First Person CEO and Founder, Bryan Brenner. Bryan was joined by other top executives from organizations, including our partners, Delta Dental of Indiana and Springbuk. Their discussion...
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Compensation Trends in a COVID-19 Economy

When it comes to compensation during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s not that clear cut. However, you should take a thoughtful approach to both short-term actions and your long-term philosophy. Pay is arguably the most powerful and foundational aspect of a...
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Employee Benefits Communication: A Key to Positive Business Outcomes

There is significant value and investment in the benefits we provide employees. Americans are mobile in their employment and will likely be exposed to different plans. The right plan, well executed and presented, will have an impact on employee satisfaction....
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Five Reasons Your Open Enrollment Should Go Digital Now

Open Enrollment – yours might be on the horizon. If you’re like many, you’ve been considering just how it will all get done. And while 70% of companies already had some sort of digital transition plan in place, the current...
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Five Social Media Tips to Help Employees Positively Impact Your Business

Social media is here to stay. Whether you’re a fan or not, it has revolutionized the way our world connects and communicates. In fact, a Facebook study found that smartphone users check their Facebook feed an average of 14 times...
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Five Ways Managers Can Make Performance Reviews All About the Employee

I have a surprise for you. Did you know managers and employees find little to no value in completing performance reviews? Okay, so it’s not a surprise that managers see the process as too long and too confusing. And they...
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Handling Employees Fearful of Returning to the Workplace

As stay-at-home orders are lifted and workplaces across the nation reopen, HR professionals face a new challenge unique to the pandemic: handling employees who are fearful of returning due to COVID-19. First, let's make sure everyone's on the same page....
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How Communication Strategy Can Soften the Blow of Bad News

There is a scene in Mel Brooks’ film, Robin Hood: Men In Tights, where the Sheriff of Rottingham comes to Prince John with bad news. The prince tells the Sheriff, “Maybe if you tell me the bad news in a...
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How Healthcare and Employee Benefits Will Be Different in 2021

Earlier this fall we made predictions about how COVID-19 may impact the future of healthcare. Innovation and change are happening rapidly in the industry, and we now see some of these trends coming to fruition. To explore how COVID-19 has...
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How is Your Benefits Strategy Adapting to the Digital Transformation?

For many of our clients, taking a long-term or holistic strategy to health and well-being is a critical component of their desired people strategies. It may now seem long ago given our hard reset on business priorities in 2020, but...
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Infobesity: It's Your Job to Manage Consumption

If you're plagued by infobestiy (the never-ending stream of information), the last thing you want to do is read another article. So, I'll keep it brief. Infobesity is an epidemic. IBM released these stupefying figures in 2013: 90% of all...
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Mental Health and Wellness Episodic Video Series

Look, we've got to level with you. These last few months have not been easy on our mental health. And I'd bet that they haven't been the easiest on yours either. Through the toughest times, it's crucial that we be...
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PODCAST: Embracing a Digital Workplace

This blog first appeared on TheDigitalWorkplace.com. Tune into the podcast wherever you listen. Get more ideas and insights from the First Person team. What are we talking about? Embracing the new possibilities that a digital workplace offers. Why is embracing...
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Reporting Requirements for Employers with a High Deductible Health Plan

Updated December 16, 2020. If your organization sponsored a high deductible health plan (HDHP) with employees contributing to a health savings account (HSA), there are unique reporting requirements you must follow to be in compliance with the Affordable Care Act....
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Rightsizing with Empathy

Updated on November 19, 2020. Making the decision to reduce employment expenses is one of the most challenging situations a leader like you can face. Although there are many options, such as reducing or eliminating retirement plan contributions, pay cuts...
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Six Steps to Creating a Strong Employee Value Proposition

Often when thinking about creating an employer brand, we immediately think about how it looks. We may focus on a logo or the type of font to use, since this will be what our employees and our prospective employees see...
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Six Ways to Help Parent Employees Navigate Work and School

Back to school is here – and one thing is clear, there isn’t a common approach to the school year. With some schools starting virtually, others going back in person, and still others delaying the schedule and decision, parents have become a...
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The Key to Understanding Individual Communication Preferences

Quick! You have an important question for a co-worker that requires a timely response. You may ask yourself, "Do I have enough time to wait on a response from an email? Is it appropriate to text them? Maybe I should...
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Three Secrets to Successful Employee Benefits Communication

Internal communication is essential for your company’s success. But do you know how important? Let the numbers do some talking about the importance of internal communication as a practice.Poor internal communications cost businesses $26,041 per employee per year in lost...
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Three Tips to Get Employees to Read Your Benefit Communications

Now, more than ever, employees live busy lives and their attention is being pulled in many directions. So how can you be sure your benefit communications are getting through? Some employers worry about getting employees to read benefit-focused emails when...
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Thriving During COVID-19 While Social Distancing

Thriving during COVID-19 will take a shift in mindset, and that's tougher than we think—especially when we're afraid. Fear and anxiety can drive us to become very self-focused. The evidence from public health experts is clear. The threat from the...
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Top 10 Blogs from 2017

At the close of each year, we enjoying taking a moment to reflect on what content resonated most deeply with employers. This year we saw employers placing more emphasis on their people strategy, thinking big picture about how to best...
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We Proudly Stand with the Black Community

The past few months have been full of change, uncertainty and emotion. Amid a global pandemic, people are now stepping up to fight against racial injustice. This crucial and pivotal moment in history is recognized and highly valued at FirstPerson....
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What Is an ICHRA and How Can It Work for You?

Imagine one year you receive a 10% increase for your health plan and then a 25% increase the following year. Insurance rate increases are all too familiar and may hit close to home for your organization. What if you could...
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Why Your Employee Communication Should Go Digital

It’s undeniable in today’s world when you want to engage people, digital communication plays a major role. Whether it’s for commerce, education, or health care, if you are not a digital citizen, unfortunately you are not connecting with a large...
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