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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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Flashback February: A Journey to the ’90s

As you may have read in our last blog, this year marks FMP’s 30th anniversary. In preparation of celebrating this great milestone, we’re spending some time reflecting on the past. Before we had our open-layout office (which we miss dearly) and a growing workforce of 70+ employees, we were a small consulting firm of just…

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What We Learned in 2020

At the end of a year, many organizations reflect on their work and their accomplishments. Some publish annual reports filled with tables, graphs, and stories describing their impact. They go into the new year excited to use new insights to do bigger and better things.    But 2020 brought lessons that went deeper than the projects we worked on and our accomplishments.  Amid the chaos, challenges, and grief…

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The Importance of Celebrating Company Anniversaries — Kicking Off FMP’s 30th Birthday

As we begin the new year—especially this new year—we are looking forward to many things. A particularly exciting event here at FMP is our approaching 30th anniversary on March 4th. As the date nears, we’re reflecting on the importance of celebrating an anniversary, and what all that entails. Anniversaries are more than opportunities to recognize…

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Staying Motivated and Maximizing Workplace Flexibility in the New Year

So, it’s 2021. New year, new you (or, something like that…)! A chance for fresh starts, fresh goals, and reinvigorated motivation. But, if you’re still working from home in the new year, that “fresh start” won’t look like a brand-new work outfit, greeting coworkers and sharing stories of celebrations over coffee in the kitchen, and…

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Looking Beyond Coffee Runs: Why it is Important for Companies to Create Engaging Internship Programs

     As a college student in DC, internships are more of a point of conversation at my university than my school’s sports teams ever will be. Opportunities to gain hands-on experiences and make professional connections is a major part of what brings thousands of students to George Washington University, where I am currently a rising…

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