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Employee Spotlight: Summer Sconyers

Competitive baton twirler, turned social worker, turned employee engagement extraordinaire! In today’s employee spotlight, we spoke with Summer Sconyers. Summer received her Master’s in Industrial-Organizational Psychology (Go Mocs!) and since joining FMP in April 2021, has been involved in both client-facing and internal work. Read on to learn more about Summer and why she was…

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Reimagining Employee Referral Programs

In the era of ‘Great Resignation,’ with the current high demand for workers, the job market is buzzing. Job searchers have their pick of roles in a variety of organizations, and companies need to evaluate how they can make the best use of their recruiting tools and techniques. One of these valuable recruiting tools are…

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Employee Spotlight: Lesley Perkins

Lesley Perkins joined FMP Consulting as a Managing Consultant in October 2021. Lesley has a PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from University of Georgia and has extensive experience as an internal and external consultant with large companies such as IBM and Booz Allen Hamilton. In addition to being a recognized leader in diversity, equity,…

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Hitting the “Sweet Spot”: Getting the Most Out of SME Partnerships during Course Development

I am always excited to find the elusive “sweet spot” with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) when designing and developing a technical training course. That is the spot where you have a truly collaborative partnership with SMEs leading to: Minimal client revisions to materials, An enjoyable course development experience, Training that is timely, accurate, and instructionally…

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Nothing Personal: Leveraging Personalities in a Corporate Environment

“[Harvard] is predicated on extraversion. Your grades and social status depend on it. It’s just the norm here.”1 In 2012, New York Times Bestseller author Susan Cain wrote a book called Quiet – the product of a 7-year-long study on the overwhelming bias towards individuals exhibiting extrovert tendencies in some of the most elite corners…

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Creating a Culture of Support for Working Parents of the Pandemic

It’s 8am on a Tuesday. I stand at my kitchen counter responding to yesterday’s messages that I didn’t get to, packing lunches, and chugging coffee. My husband has already left to take my youngest to preschool. At 8:40, I shut my laptop, grab my Air Pods, throw on my shoes and rush out the door…

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Employee Spotlight: Savannah Roder

Tell us about yourself! I am originally from Memphis, Tennessee and attended The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga to earn my bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing. After graduating, I spent a year serving as a sorority consultant traveling to different chapters throughout the southeast to assess their functioning. After that, I made the move to…

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Six Tips to Help Improve Well-Being and Avoid Burnout at Work

Sometimes focusing on your well-being is easier said than done, especially in today’s world. We are all doing our best to adapt and move forward in a world that’s still healing from a global pandemic – continuing to adjust to rapidly evolving ways of working, interacting, and existing. For many, these changes in our communities and workplaces have uprooted daily routines and presented a variety of new obstacles to maintaining a healthy work-life balance. While everyone is…

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Best Practices for Competency Development

In my last blog, I discussed how competency models are more important for effective talent management than ever before in a post-2020 world. In this blog, I will review best practices and considerations for competency development. Competency models provide a common lexicon, or framework, that describe what is needed for organizational success. With proper development…

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Employee Spotlight: Nate Voss

In today’s new hire spotlight, we are featuring Nate Voss, who recently joined FMP as a Consultant after completing his PhD at Kansas State University earlier this year. Nate brings a wealth of experience in both research and applied work, which enables him to present his clients with proven best practice solutions. Read on to…

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