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Employee Spotlight: Jacob Deaton

Hello everyone! I am thrilled to be joining the Employee Spotlight team along with Dominique Rothrock and Zoe Nerantzis as a Co-Coordinator to help highlight the great backgrounds and stories of all our employees. My Background I grew up in Mechanicsville, Virginia just north of Richmond. I come from a family of big University of…

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Employee Spotlight: Zoe Nerantzis

Hello, everybody! I’m super excited to be joining the Employee Spotlight Team as a Co-Coordinator. Last Friday, we introduced Nique Rothrock and you’ll soon meet our other Co-Coordinator, Jacob Deaton! I’ll be using this edition of the Employee Spotlight as a chance to share a little bit about myself before we introduce you to the…

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Employee Spotlight: Dominique (Nique) Rothrock

Hi everyone, I would like to introduce myself as one of FMP’s Employee Spotlight Co-Coordinators! As you may know, we’ve been interviewing and writing employee spotlights for years (here, here, and here are examples!), but given the growth of our workforce, we’ve needed to add a few more spotlight writers to keep pace. We’ll be…

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Conversations with FMP Leaders: The Future of Strategic Human Capital

Since March 2021, FMP has been proudly celebrating its 30th anniversary. As we close out our celebration, we are highlighting FMP’s three major capability areas. In the second part of our 3-part interview series, we are thrilled to gain special insight from Marni Falcone and Bryanne Cordeiro Reynolds, two Strategic Human Capital thought leaders at…

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Employee Spotlight: Summer Sconyers

Competitive baton twirler, turned social worker, turned employee engagement extraordinaire! In today’s employee spotlight, we spoke with Summer Sconyers. Summer received her Master’s in Industrial-Organizational Psychology (Go Mocs!) and since joining FMP in April 2021, has been involved in both client-facing and internal work. Read on to learn more about Summer and why she was…

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Tips for Preparing for the R.E.T.U.R.N. to In-Person Work

If I could pick a theme song for this summer, it would be “Welcome Back,” a song by American rapper Mase.  As vaccine rollout continues across the country, many professional organizations have been developing return-to-the-workplace plans and communicating to employees their plans that focus on office space, scheduling, and safety. That’s good news for people…

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Three Rs of Creating a Strong Remote Culture

Although businesses are reopening at full capacity, the sudden shift to remote work due to COVID-19 has left a lasting impression on organizations. There are many benefits to remote work1 and a Gallup survey2 revealed that 59% of employees would like to continue working remotely. Leaders learned the importance of having an agile workforce and…

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The Importance of Mental Health Awareness in the Workplace

With one in five U.S. adults experiencing mental health disorders in a given year, it’s important for organizations to understand how mental health impacts employees and the steps that can be taken to create a work environment that is supportive of mental health.1 Mental health and mental illnesses aren’t often talked about or addressed in…

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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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