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Flexible Paid Time Off: Before, During, and After COVID-19

Fall 2020 marked year four of flexible paid time off (PTO) at FMP Consulting. However, having begun my career at FMP in March 2017, I’ve never experienced anything different during my employment here. First, you may ask, ‘what is flexible PTO?’ I describe it as a type of PTO that gives employees the freedom to…

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Staying Motivated and Maximizing Workplace Flexibility in the New Year

So, it’s 2021. New year, new you (or, something like that…)! A chance for fresh starts, fresh goals, and reinvigorated motivation. But, if you’re still working from home in the new year, that “fresh start” won’t look like a brand-new work outfit, greeting coworkers and sharing stories of celebrations over coffee in the kitchen, and…

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Onwards and Upwards to 2021

Just a few days ago, we said goodbye to the rollercoaster of 2020 and welcomed 2021 with open arms. While the end of 2020 does not mean the issues we faced will magically go away, we do get to reflect on what we’ve experienced and incorporate them into our goals for the new year. Last…

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Happy New Year!

Our FMP family can’t wait to ring in 2021!

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Virtual Work is Here to Stay! Five Tips for Successfully Leading & Managing Virtual Teams

We are almost a full year into a global pandemic that has completely changed the way we do business. It has forced companies and leaders, sometimes with no prior virtual experience, to transition to 100% remote work. But after months of feeling unprepared and lots of trial and error, most organizations have figured it out….

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Paid Family Leave Expands to the Federal Government

One of the most substantial expansion of benefits for federal employees in 25 years went into effect on October 1, 2020. The Federal Employee Paid Leave Act enables federal workers to take up to 12 weeks of paid time off for the birth, adoption, or placement of a new child. Eligibility for this benefit and…

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Looking Back – FMP’s Summer Interns Reflect on Their Experiences

This past summer, FMP brought three interns onto our team. Jessica and Alexis worked as Human Capital Interns supporting client projects while Sophie worked as a Business Development Intern working internally on proposals and marketing. Last month, FMP’s Intern Program Coordinator, Louise Chan, wrote a blog that shared best practices and considerations for implementing a virtual internship program. Now,…

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Employee Spotlight Blog: Amanda Palla

In today’s New Hire Spotlight, we are featuring one of our Managing Consultants, Amanda Palla. Amanda joined FMP in June 2020 and is now leading our Learning & Development Center of Excellence (COE). She has significant expertise in learning technologies, including web-based trainings (WBTs), Learning Management System (LMS) integration, Section 508 compliance, simulation and gaming,…

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Cruising On Flight C20: Continuing New Employees’ Onboarding After the First Week

Amid the current uncertainty, it has become more important than ever to ensure new employees are effectively integrated into their new organizations. Successful virtual onboarding is more than just a one-day orientation. It is process that can last 3 -12 months.   In the first part of this 2-part series, we shared tips on what you…

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Moving from Mentorship to Sponsorship: Securing New Seats at the Table

Though the terms mentor and sponsor are commonly used interchangeably, there are clear differences between the two. Almost anyone can be a mentor, but only those with access to positions of power and leadership, and the ability to improve the visibility of those they sponsor, can serve as sponsors. Mentorship can be looked at as…

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