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Employee Spotlight: Sam Deschenes

For today’s New Hire Spotlight, we interviewed recent hire, Sam Deschenes. Sam is a Consultant with his M.A. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU). Currently, Sam is working with clients with performance management, data analytics, and new technology integration. Outside of work, Sam enjoys being in nature, staying active, and working with…

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Impacts of COVID-19 on Workforce Development

In 2020, the switch to remote work had profound impacts on companies’ abilities to connect with their employees virtually. At FMP, our work shifted to meet the needs of our clients who were struggling to effectively deliver training to their staff. In February of this year, we surveyed 30 respondents to find out how the…

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FMP’s 30th Anniversary: Interview with the Owners

This year, FMP Consulting (FMP) is celebrating its 30th anniversary! To celebrate, FMP’s owners, Erin Pitera, Sherean Miller, and Carolyn Kurowski, sat down for a virtual interview to reflect on FMP’s journey and discuss what has led to FMP’s success over the past 30 years. What do you love about the work FMP does? What…

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Eight Strategies for Facilitating Effective Virtual Meetings

With the sudden shift to remote work last March, virtual meetings have become the new way of doing business. Idle chit chat on the way to a meeting, sitting side-by-side around a large conference room table, and physically whiteboarding during in-person brainstorming sessions have been replaced by countless hours in front of a computer screen….

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Blog Spotlight: Caren Young

Caren Young is the founder and president of The Professional Adult, a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) consulting firm, based out of Chicago, Illinois. Caren has been working with FMP over the past few months to evaluate our DE&I efforts, identify gaps, and provide recommendations for success. We recently sat down with Caren to discuss…

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Five Ways to Get the Most Value Out of Your Employee Recognition Program

As we kick-off a new month and look back on the previous month of March, we are reminded of the many activities that took place. March signaled the official beginning of Spring, initiated office rivalries during March Madness, and was home to the iconic St. Patrick’s Day. But did you know the first Friday in…

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Employee Spotlight: Montrese Williamson

In this New Hire Spotlight, we are featuring new hire Montrese Williamson. Montrese specializes in Human Resources in FMP’s Internal Operations Strategy (IOS) Group. Montrese has worked in the HR field for many years and she is excited to join the FMP team. In her free time, Montrese enjoys visiting local wineries and listening to…

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How to Apply Behavioral Science to Virtual Employee Recognition Program Design

In part 1 of this blog series, we explained the importance of employee recognition programs, discussed how the virtual work environment has impacted many of these programs, and highlighted the benefits of applying behavioral science to the redesign of these virtual programs. Now, in part 2 of the series, we will walk through some examples…

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The Benefits of Applying Behavioral Science to Virtual Employee Recognition Programs

As we near the end of March 2021 and review the landscape, it’s increasingly clear that many of last year’s workplace challenges will continue through this year as well. Like FMP Consultant Haylee Gans describes in her recent FMP Blog on the importance of workplace flexibility, while the COVID-19 pandemic pushed organizations to adopt remote…

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Employee Spotlight: Michael Colella

In today’s New Hire Spotlight, we are featuring new hire Michael Colella. Michael joined FMP as an Analyst. A graduate of Cornell University with a B.S. in Industrial Labor Relations. Michael has been involved in athletics for much of his life and represented the US Rowing team in 2017 and 2018. He is currently working…

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