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Planning-Even the Best Made Plans Sometimes Get Shutdown

This month we have been featuring a series of articles that discuss the value of being strategic in your planning and goal setting processes and the many benefits you’ll reap (as an individual and as an organization) from investing that time and effort. That said, sometimes the best laid plans can’t prevent or predict every…

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Good Goals to Get You There

We’ve been talking about organizational resolutions and how helpful they can be to implement small changes to large effect. By now, we have also all identified our personal New Year’s resolutions. Get healthy, be more connected with our friends, advance at work. We know what we want, but what are we doing to get there?…

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Strategic Planning-It’s Ok to Ask for Help

Everyone’s back from the holiday break, and now it’s that time of the year: take stock of what you have, set goals for where you want your organization to be, and get the ball rolling on making 2018 a successful and productive year! Sounds easy enough, right? Sure, but only if you know how to…

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Setting a Vision for the Year Ahead

Happy New Year, everyone! Back in December, we introduced a list of individual and organizational resolutions to carry us through 2018 and keep us focused on making ourselves a better, more effective company while helping others find ways to mindfully focus on improvement. Now that we’re into the new year, many of us are contemplating…

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Happy Holidays from FMP

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2018 Resolutions

The month of December is fraught with difficult decisions and an impending awareness that the New Year is right around the corner. We know it’s supposed to be a time of reflection, but who has a second to do that as we rush between holiday events, shop for the perfect gift, or prepare to travel…

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Office Holiday Parties: More Than Just Song and Dance

With Thanksgiving behind us, Black Friday sales over (mostly), and holiday jingles taking over the airwaves, we are smack dab in the middle of holiday season! One signature feature of this time of year is the corporate holiday party. At FMP, we kick off the season with our annual holiday party. With this year’s theme…

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

Introduction What do the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) have in common? Although these agencies differ in mission, budget, and size, they are consistently ranked as organizations with high levels of employee engagement as measured by an annual employee survey, the Federal Employee…

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Retaining Talent Using Career Development

It’s been a great career development month! I hope all of you have enjoyed learning and reflecting on your career development program (or the hope to have one in the future). For my last piece, I’d like to focus on the retention benefits that accompany career development programs. The notion that employees don’t tend to…

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Attracting Talent Using Career Development

This week, we are going to focus on ways that career development programs can improve recruitment and sourcing for your organization. Yes, the goal of career development is to support development of your current employees, but the information can also be used to attract the next generation of employees. The main reason is that career…

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