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Mentorship: Back in the Spotlight

FMP has had a mentorship program (in some form) for over 15 years. But, like any program, it’s important to evaluate progress and make adjustments to keep things fresh and relevant. Overall, staff were happy with our mentorship program, but it had become something only mentioned during employee onboarding and occasional word-of-mouth. Earlier this year,…

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Mentorship: Don’t Wait to Get Involved

I don’t know about you, but lately it seems like my calendar has full control of my life and my day is spent running (virtually, of course) from meeting to meeting. Sometimes, I don’t even have time to eat away from my laptop, let alone take time to think, plan, or reflect. While collaborative overload…

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Making Training Stick: A Guide to Ensuring Transfer of Training

Benefits to training  Training provides employees with unique knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) that add value to the organization and allow for high performance on the tasks that are necessary to achieve organizational success.1 Training benefits both employees and organizations through three different mechanisms. First, when employees engage in training, their new KSAs can increase organizational performance (e.g., profitability, effectiveness, productivity). Second, when organizations choose to invest in their employees, employees…

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Six Tips to Create Accessible Virtual Training

This month FMP proudly celebrates the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This landmark civil rights law works to ensure all people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else, including employment and work-related opportunities. Did you know, according to the 2019 American Community Survey, there are an estimated…

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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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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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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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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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The Evolving Elements of E-Learning

Every month we explore the various tools and technologies that impact individuals and organizations. We love to learn at FMP, so for our first Tools and Technology post of the year we’re going to dive into some of the elements of e-learning and share what we anticipate (and want) to see more of in the…

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