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Considerations and Best Practices for Virtual Conversion

Organizations are rethinking their approach to training during the coronavirus pandemic. With social distancing guidelines and mandatory telework policies making it impractical to conduct training face-to-face, many organizations are adopting virtual training methods. In a previous blog post, our colleague Shareen introduced virtual instructor-led training (vILT) as one of the fastest growing methods for online-based…

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A Culture of Learning at FMP

Each month of 2020, we provide insight into what life is like as a consultant by discussing what skills and experiences make this career unique and interesting. At FMP, our learning philosophy is focused on employee goal setting and development, open feedback, collaboration and cooperation, and proactive knowledge sharing. This is not only a reflection…

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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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Leading Others Through Change

In Part 1 of our change blog, we walked through how individuals react to and deal with change and provided techniques for recognizing resistance to change in yourself and others. Now that you’ve reflected on how change is internalized, we are going to dive into creating a workplace culture and environment for positive change. Supervisors…

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Reacting to Change and Resistance

The current pandemic has required us all to change how we do work. Whether you are working virtually from home or going into an office wearing a mask and keeping a safe distance from your coworkers, the change has been significant. Change is inevitable and oftentimes met with resistance. Being aware of how you and…

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Writing Strong and Effective Surveys

Every month we dive into what we are all so passionate about here at FMP: human capital management. With so many people working from home during the pandemic, employers and brands across the globe are sending more and more surveys to help take a pulse on their employees’ and clients’ needs, attitudes, and feelings. Unfortunately,…

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Remote, but Not Isolated: Developing and Leading Virtual Teams

Every month we dive into what we are all so passionate about here at FMP: human capital management. The current events are influencing topics within industrial organizational psychology that are increasingly necessary to examine and discuss, such as virtual teams. Virtual teams are on the rise, especially due to organizations’ responses to the global coronavirus…

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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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Keeping up with Learning Design: An Overview

Every month we dive into what we are all so passionate about here at FMP: human capital management. More specifically, we are going to focus on Learning & Development and the trends we are seeing in the field. It’s to no surprise that the technology in this industry is growing at a rapid pace, and…

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Work Style Assessments: Highlight on DiSC®

Every month we dive into what we are all so passionate about here at FMP: human capital management. We recognize that one person’s way of working may vary from their coworkers’—and that’s okay! As in many other circumstances, leveraging this diversity can lead to more successful, long-term outcomes. However, in order to most effectively reap…

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