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Looking Back – FMP’s Summer Interns Reflect on Their Experiences

This past summer, FMP brought three interns onto our team. Jessica and Alexis worked as Human Capital Interns supporting client projects while Sophie worked as a Business Development Intern working internally on proposals and marketing. Last month, FMP’s Intern Program Coordinator, Louise Chan, wrote a blog that shared best practices and considerations for implementing a virtual internship program. Now,…

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Employee Spotlight Blog: Amanda Palla

In today’s New Hire Spotlight, we are featuring one of our Managing Consultants, Amanda Palla. Amanda joined FMP in June 2020 and is now leading our Learning & Development Center of Excellence (COE). She has significant expertise in learning technologies, including web-based trainings (WBTs), Learning Management System (LMS) integration, Section 508 compliance, simulation and gaming,…

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Cruising On Flight C20: Continuing New Employees’ Onboarding After the First Week

Amid the current uncertainty, it has become more important than ever to ensure new employees are effectively integrated into their new organizations. Successful virtual onboarding is more than just a one-day orientation. It is process that can last 3 -12 months.   In the first part of this 2-part series, we shared tips on what you…

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Moving from Mentorship to Sponsorship: Securing New Seats at the Table

Though the terms mentor and sponsor are commonly used interchangeably, there are clear differences between the two. Almost anyone can be a mentor, but only those with access to positions of power and leadership, and the ability to improve the visibility of those they sponsor, can serve as sponsors. Mentorship can be looked at as…

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Wait! Don’t Cancel Your Internship – Just Make It Virtual!

When COVID-19 upended life in early 2020, many companies made the difficult decision to close down offices and cancel their summer internships. While this was a challenging time full of adjustments, canceling internships negatively impacted both sides of the relationship- first by depriving students of the opportunity to gain real-world experience and build valuable connections…

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A Competency-Based Approach to Workforce Recovery: Using Competencies to Find and Hire the Right Talent

In Part 1 of this blog, we talked through strategies for how job seekers can explore new careers using a competency-based approach. We illustrated that due to the economic disruption caused by the pandemic, many people with experience in one industry may have to shift to a new industry to find employment opportunities. In this…

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Employee Spotlight: Caitlin Rodgers

In today’s New Hire Spotlight, we are featuring new hire Caitlin Rodgers. Caitlin is a consultant at FMP and she recently graduated with her Master’s Degree in IO Psychology from George Mason University. Caitlin has a strong academic and research background and she is eager to be involved in client-facing work at FMP. In her…

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Welcome Onboard Flight C20 with service from Los Kitchen to Las Bedroom: Taking Flight with Virtual Onboarding

Can you believe it? Seven months ago, many of our flight plans were delayed or cancelled and our attention shifted to our full-time telework adventure. Amidst the unexpected changes, many companies have viewed the challenges of 2020 as opportunities to grow and innovate. For example, most companies, including FMP, have been able to seamlessly continue…

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Using Technology to Build a Learning Ecosystem

Never has there been a more exciting time in the field of talent development. New inroads in neuroscience, combined with rapidly advancing technology, have made it possible to develop the modern workforce more quickly and effectively. Organizations are able to tailor learning and development to individual needs, mimic real work more closely, and show leaders…

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Hiring Internally vs. Externally

To hire from within or not to hire from within? That is the question. In search of an answer, I interviewed three people with extensive knowledge and experience on the subject: Erin Pitera, CEO and co-owner of FMP with 15 years of tenure; Jeff Kidwell, a managing director at FMP with over 30 years of…

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