Breaking the Ice: How to Be Strategic Through the Hiring Freeze and Beyond

On January 23, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order that placed a hiring freeze on nonmilitary federal workers, and while there are a number of exceptions that will allow some agencies to hire new employees, much of the Federal government may be unable to hire in the coming months. Even then, the anticipated budgets …

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Lessons Learned from Award-Winning Leadership Development

Earlier this month, we were thrilled that one of our clients, Excella Consulting, made it to the Winner’s Circle for HR.com’s LEAD Award for Best Use of Classroom/Traditional Training in a Leadership Development Program. FMP Consulting worked with Excella over a six-month period to carefully craft the program, blending together our knowledge of the best …

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Moving Out of the Classroom: Are You Ready to Convert Your Offerings?

While instructor-led classroom training has remained a popular method to train employees, organizational use of learning technologies is growing quickly. According to Training Magazine’s 2016 Training Industry Report, more and more organizations are moving away from relying solely on traditional classroom training and towards methods that leverage e-learning. But why? If training is already “covered” in …

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Deliver More Value to Your Learning Organization with these Cost-cutting Tips

According to Training Magazine’s 2015 Training Industry Report, business spending on training is at a six-year high coming in at a whopping $70.6 BILLION for 2015. Sounds like great news for training professionals, right? Unfortunately, the other revealing finding is that the amount spent on full-time staff is down to a four-year low. What does …

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Mentoring Programs that Work for Employees and Organizations

  January is National Mentoring Month, and FMP Consulting is celebrating the mentoring movement by sharing knowledge of quality corporate mentoring programs. We encourage organizations to go beyond superficial engagement and become involved in making a real-life impact on each employee. Establishing a mentoring program is a great way to start. Mentoring plays a critical …

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Spotlight: Jessica Zielonis

Jessica, a Consultant at FMP, applies her expertise in team training, career development, and learning to enhance effectiveness across her client organizations. What led you to join FMP? I joined FMP because of the variety of projects its consultants get to work on and the opportunity to really define and create your own success. The …

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Welcoming New Appointees during the Presidential Transition?

Take Note of these 3 Considerations for Effective Integration As Inauguration Day is quickly approaching, the President-elect is busy selecting the more than 4,000 appointments that need to be filled. With the large influx of individuals into almost every department and agency, it is vital that this process is successful to ensure a smooth transition …

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Designing Employee Recognition that Works

  Rewarding and recognizing employees is not a novel idea. In fact, the use of rewards to shape behavior and performance has been documented for hundreds of years.[1] However, in the past 70 years, the purpose of employee rewards and recognition programs has transformed from a mechanism to control employees to a mechanism to motivate …

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New Year’s Resolutions – 7 Ways to Increase Productivity

  With 2017 right around the corner, there is no better time to focus on your career goals for the year ahead. Increasing your productivity in the coming year can not only make you more accomplished at work, but it can also make you more motivated in your career. Check out these seven tips to …

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