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Change Management – Getting Down to Basics

June has always been a month of change. School’s out and the kids are home. We’re trading in our umbrellas and rainboots for sandals and sunglasses. And, did you know that the moonstone (one of June’s three birthstones) actually represents change and new beginnings? So, what better way to kick off June than to talk…

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Meetings, Emails, Phone Calls: Lather, Rinse, Repeat

In our blog ‘The Power of Collaborative Networks: Social Network Science’, we provided a brief overview of social network science and Organizational Network Analysis (ONA), a methodology for collecting, analyzing, and visualizing patterns of collaboration, information-sharing, knowledge transfer, and productivity within an organization. Through understanding an organization’s informal or invisible structure – outside of position…

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Networking to Your Greatest Potential!

This month we’re exploring how networking and relationships are critical to the success and well-being of both individuals and organizations. We’ve examined the theories underpinning a lot of the exciting work being done around organizational network analyses (ONAs), how those insights can be applied to important aspects of the employee experience, and now we want…

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Collaborative Networks – It All Starts with an Effective Onboarding Program

Was your organization prepared for your arrival when you started your job? Did anyone offer to introduce you to your colleagues? As we referenced in last week’s blog, The Power of Collaborative Networks: Social Network Science, organizational networks play a vital role in how work is accomplished, ideas are shared, and people who are key…

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The Power of Collaborative Networks: Social Network Science

It’s easy to see how an organization is formally structured by organizational unit, position titles, and grades. But what about the informal, often invisible, structure of organizations? Everyone knows the titles on the doors, but the individuals who control the informal flow of information and create pathways for collaboration remain a mystery. Over the past…

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Top Trends from SIOP 2018

Some of our FMP team recently attended the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) 2018 National Conference in Chicago and brought back some helpful information to share! These noteworthy take-aways reflect the trends and discussions that will no doubt influence human capital management practices in the coming years. HR Technology is Quickly Evolving. The private…

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Resilience Predicting Engagement

Now that we’ve explored both engagement and resilience in the last few weeks, let’s dive into the connection that these two vital constructs share with each other. Studies have shown that resilience is positively related to workplace engagement, meaning that employees who possess and demonstrate resilience are more likely to be engaged in their jobs[1]….

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Action Planning for an Engaged Workforce

This month we’re focusing on resiliency and engagement, two characteristics that are critical to organizational and individual well-being and performance and which share interesting connections. Over the last four posts we explored the concept of resiliency, provided tips for communicating your engagement survey, discussed steps to identify key themes in your survey data, and provided considerations for…

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Diving Deeper: Following-Up on Your Employee Survey Results

This month we’re focusing on resiliency and engagement, two characteristics that are critical to organizational and individual well-being and performance and which share interesting connections. Over the last three posts we explored the concept of resiliency, provided tips for communicating your engagement survey, and discussed steps to identify key themes in your survey data. This week,…

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Making the Most of Your Employee Engagement Survey: Navigating Employee Survey Results

This month we’re focusing on resiliency and engagement, two characteristics that are critical to organizational and individual well-being and performance and which share interesting connections. Over the last two posts we explored the concept of resiliency and provided tips for kicking off an engagement survey in your organization. Our next three posts will focus on the subsequent steps in the…

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