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FMP named one of the Washington Post’s 2021 Top Workplaces

We are so honored to share that we have been named one of the Washington Post’s 2021 Top Workplaces in the Washington, D.C. area! We’re excited to say that this marks our second consecutive year in receiving this achievement. Selection for this recognition is based solely on employee feedback, gathered through a third-party survey administered…

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Find the Program Management Tool for You!

Managing projects can be tough, and doing so in a highly collaborative, virtual environment can be even tougher. As a project manager, you need to have insight into how your team is doing and how tasks are going. Getting hold of that information in a virtual environment is not easy. As some team members return…

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FMP’s 30th Anniversary: Interview with Mary Kilcarr

FMP has lots to celebrate in 2021 as we look back on 30 years of service. I sat down on a sunny, warm spring day with Mary Kilcarr, FMP’s longest-tenured employee, as she recently marked the calendar for 25 years of service! Mary has played an instrumental role in FMP’s development over these years and…

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Financial Wellness: Five Goals For All Ages

Big Picture Goals Finding the time and resources necessary to move forward with big financial decisions throughout a professional career can be a difficult challenge. Long term uncertainty about one’s financial wellbeing can be a major stressor in life, and nearly everyone wonders from time to time if they should be doing something differently with…

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The Importance of Mental Health Awareness in the Workplace

With one in five U.S. adults experiencing mental health disorders in a given year, it’s important for organizations to understand how mental health impacts employees and the steps that can be taken to create a work environment that is supportive of mental health.1 Mental health and mental illnesses aren’t often talked about or addressed in…

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Employee Spotlight: Sam Deschenes

For today’s New Hire Spotlight, we interviewed recent hire, Sam Deschenes. Sam is a Consultant with his M.A. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU). Currently, Sam is working with clients with performance management, data analytics, and new technology integration. Outside of work, Sam enjoys being in nature, staying active, and working with…

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Impacts of COVID-19 on Workforce Development

In 2020, the switch to remote work had profound impacts on companies’ abilities to connect with their employees virtually. At FMP, our work shifted to meet the needs of our clients who were struggling to effectively deliver training to their staff. In February of this year, we surveyed 30 respondents to find out how the…

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FMP’s 30th Anniversary: Interview with the Owners

This year, FMP Consulting (FMP) is celebrating its 30th anniversary! To celebrate, FMP’s owners, Erin Pitera, Sherean Miller, and Carolyn Kurowski, sat down for a virtual interview to reflect on FMP’s journey and discuss what has led to FMP’s success over the past 30 years. What do you love about the work FMP does? What…

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Eight Strategies for Facilitating Effective Virtual Meetings

With the sudden shift to remote work last March, virtual meetings have become the new way of doing business. Idle chit chat on the way to a meeting, sitting side-by-side around a large conference room table, and physically whiteboarding during in-person brainstorming sessions have been replaced by countless hours in front of a computer screen….

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Blog Spotlight: Caren Young

Caren Young is the founder and president of The Professional Adult, a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) consulting firm, based out of Chicago, Illinois. Caren has been working with FMP over the past few months to evaluate our DE&I efforts, identify gaps, and provide recommendations for success. We recently sat down with Caren to discuss…

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