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Looking Beyond Coffee Runs: Why it is Important for Companies to Create Engaging Internship Programs

     As a college student in DC, internships are more of a point of conversation at my university than my school’s sports teams ever will be. Opportunities to gain hands-on experiences and make professional connections is a major part of what brings thousands of students to George Washington University, where I am currently a rising…

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Introduction to Evidence-based Organizational Decisions

Every month we explore the various tools and technologies that impact individuals and organizations. Collecting and using organizational data to make effective decisions is critical for successful operations and is an increasingly required skillset for leaders. While business intelligence tools and applications provide support for this capability, without the ability to understand and properly analyze…

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Diversifying Mentorship: Research & Best Practices

Now more than ever, organizations are seeking to find ways to become allies and act out against racial injustice. In reaction to the current events that have brought attention to racial injustices that exist in our society today, we now have to dig deeper to create a workplace culture that is not only inclusive on the forefront but equitable for all employees. It is no longer…

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Employee Spotlight: Autumn Thomas

Our team has brought on some incredible new hires recently and wanted to give everyone a chance to learn about our new people! Autumn Thomas recently joined our team and brings extensive experience and background in international development. Autumn is originally from Connecticut, but moved to Florida her senior year of high school where she…

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It’s Time to Move from Dialogue to Action: Honoring Organizational Commitments to Diversity and Inclusion

In the recent weeks following the tragic murders of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and George Floyd, countless thought pieces and articles have been published highlighting the issues of racial injustice and inequality in our country today. This tragedy has forced a greater dialogue within our communities about the everyday occurrences of microaggressions, biases, and discrimination…

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A Commitment to Justice and Learning

George Floyd’s death on May 25, 2020 has sparked a nationwide outcry against police brutality and the racist systems of oppression and control against communities of color in the United States. We at FMP view it as our moral and ethical responsibility to stand in solidarity with these communities and to put our words, actions,…

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FMP Awarded by the Washington Post as a Top Workplace in 2020!

We are thrilled to announce that we have been selected as one of the Washington Post’s Top Workplaces for 2020! We’re honored to have our unique culture and high employee engagement recognized by the Washington Post. Of the top 200 organizations, FMP was one of 80 small businesses awarded best place to work in the…

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Leading Others Through Change

In Part 1 of our change blog, we walked through how individuals react to and deal with change and provided techniques for recognizing resistance to change in yourself and others. Now that you’ve reflected on how change is internalized, we are going to dive into creating a workplace culture and environment for positive change. Supervisors…

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An Interview with the Expert – Dr. Steve Rogelberg’s Tips for Virtual Meetings

Now that virtual work has become the norm, we are all looking for ways to engage our employees and stay connected. Meetings are one of the few times in a work-from-home day that we have the opportunity to interact with our co-workers. Steven Rogelberg, PhD, has been studying meetings and teams for over 20 years,…

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Business on Top, Sweatpants on Bottom – Workplace Fashion in the Age of COVID-19

I was flattered when our social media team reached out to me with this blog idea about workplace fashion and how it is evolving during COVID-19. Since I started working remotely on March 16th, I have not used a drop of makeup, plugged in my curling iron, or pulled out my black work slacks. I…

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