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Employee Spotlight: Dominic Jeter

Our team has been rapidly growing here at FMP, and we thought it was about time we started to introduce you to some of the new faces around the office. Dominic Jeter joined FMP at the beginning of October, and brings a wealth of knowledge on IT and business intelligence. Dominic grew up in Yorktown…

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Dropping the Mic on Conflict!

Ah yes, the holidays are among us, which means it’s time for fun, friends, food, and family – yep, an opportunity to spend quality time catching up with aunts, uncles, grandparents, cousins, brothers, and sisters that you may not often see. Time with family members can certainly be a festive and long-awaited occasion to enjoy…

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‘Houston, we have a problem’ and we don’t mean baseball

When we planned this month’s theme to focus on conflict with the truism ‘Houston, we have a problem’ we never imagined that we’d be in the midst of a Washington Nationals (our hometown team) and Houston Astros World Series where every sports, radio, and TV newsperson was throwing that line around. We sought to reference…

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How to Not ‘Spook’ Employees with Workforce Planning

A storm brewed outside. The wind wailed, rain rattled, and lightning flashed and cut the power. It was Halloween night, and sounds from the storm conjured up images of spooky things that may be lurking… Like physical darkness, the darkness of “not knowing” can be spooky, too. People tend to be wary of change, especially…

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Prioritizing Workforce Planning in the Private Sector: A Look at Large and Small Companies

This month we’ve been talking about all things workforce planning – from what it is to how organizations in the federal sector leverage it to inform future needs. Wanting to learn more about workforce planning in the private sector, we turned to Bob Turner, FMP’s newest Senior Business Advisor. Bob brings with him over 20…

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How Many People Do We Really Need?

A strategic workforce planning model can help organizations not only answer this elusive question, but also help them get the staff they really need. However, there are numerous misconceptions about workforce planning models – what they are, how to use them, what the numbers really mean, etc. Therefore, understanding what these tools are not is…

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Take it From the Experts – Workforce Planning Best Practices

This month we’re focusing on the truism ‘yesterday is history, but tomorrow (doesn’t have to be) a mystery’ and since those words of wisdom are borrowed lyrics from Justin Timberlake, we thought it might be a good idea to get some words of wisdom on this topic from our own celebritiesworkforce planning subject matter experts….

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A Quick Intro to Workforce Planning

Workforce planning is a systematic process to align an organization’s future workforce to strategic priorities by anticipating and identifying work requirements, to include both the numbers and types of employees and skills the future work will require. Organizations typically plan workforce needs 3-5 years in the future and develop action plans to mitigate identified gaps….

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Workplace Toxins: What is your organization spreading?

My dad has always been a fanatic about keeping his yard in tip-top shape. I kid you not, as a child, I remember him going to great lengths so that we would have a picture perfect yard – mowing the lawn in perfectly concentric circles and squares (whichever worked best with the shape of the…

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Why Do They Leave?

Employee Retention Motivational Factors: The Big Six Most employers know that attracting and retaining highly skilled employees is vital to their organizational success. However, some employers struggle to find the best means of keeping their employees engaged, often relying on one-time recognition awards or ad hoc communications. A kernel of truth to this state of…

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