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Combating 2020 Fatigue

We’re five months into working at home…eating at home, shopping at home, school at home, movies at home, socializing at home, and repeat. Are you feeling in a bit of a funk, lacking your usual energy and excitement, tired of waiting under a cloud of uncertainty? If you are operating at a less than optimal…

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Promoting Diversity and Inclusion Through Conversation

2020 has added momentum to the Diversity and Inclusion movement and increased the need for safe spaces where team members can develop authentic connections and share what they are experiencing both in their work and personal lives.  While many companies are investing in Diversity and Inclusion trainings, they may be overlooking a simple yet effective…

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Diversifying Mentorship: Research & Best Practices

Now more than ever, organizations are seeking to find ways to become allies and act out against racial injustice. In reaction to the current events that have brought attention to racial injustices that exist in our society today, we now have to dig deeper to create a workplace culture that is not only inclusive on the forefront but equitable for all employees. It is no longer…

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It’s Time to Move from Dialogue to Action: Honoring Organizational Commitments to Diversity and Inclusion

In the recent weeks following the tragic murders of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and George Floyd, countless thought pieces and articles have been published highlighting the issues of racial injustice and inequality in our country today. This tragedy has forced a greater dialogue within our communities about the everyday occurrences of microaggressions, biases, and discrimination…

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A Commitment to Justice and Learning

George Floyd’s death on May 25, 2020 has sparked a nationwide outcry against police brutality and the racist systems of oppression and control against communities of color in the United States. We at FMP view it as our moral and ethical responsibility to stand in solidarity with these communities and to put our words, actions,…

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Shifting Focus from “Diversity” to “Inclusion” and Why It Matters

Every month we dive into what we are all so passionate about here at FMP: human capital management. Over the last decade, we as industrial-organizational psychologists have been flooded with material on diversity and its importance in the workplace. Today it is simply a fact of life that diversity—meaning a wide range of cultures, experiences,…

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Long Term Investing During a Crisis

At FMP, we put a lot of focus on employee wellness, having both a Wellness Committee comprised of employees and a reinforcing commitment to offering benefits that focus on the whole person. With this orientation, we consider financial wellness to be a significant part of that conversation and our wellness-related programming. To that end, we…

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Internal Training and Learning Initiatives: Why They Matter

Every month at FMP we share our thoughts on the latest workplace trends and explore the effects they have on employees. As a more recent hire, I have been astounded by the efforts that FMP makes to create a positive employee experience. One of the most notable and unique ways that FMP does this is…

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How FMP Does Teleworking – An Interview with Our Remote Employees

At FMP, we practice flexibility every day – not just in specific situations, but in our work arrangements. Many employees based out of our office in Shirlington, VA work remotely 1 – 2 days a week; however, we also have full-time remote employees located across the country. We are proud to share the best practices,…

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Open Office Plans: Workplace Wonder or Business Blunder?

Every month at FMP we share our thoughts on the latest workplace trends and explore the effects they have on employees. In one of the greatest workplace comedies of the 20th century, “Office Space” follows an information technology worker who is fed up with his dismal job at a depressing corporate office. It’s easy to see…

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