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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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Virtual Work is Here to Stay! Five Tips for Successfully Leading & Managing Virtual Teams

We are almost a full year into a global pandemic that has completely changed the way we do business. It has forced companies and leaders, sometimes with no prior virtual experience, to transition to 100% remote work. But after months of feeling unprepared and lots of trial and error, most organizations have figured it out….

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Looking Back – FMP’s Summer Interns Reflect on Their Experiences

This past summer, FMP brought three interns onto our team. Jessica and Alexis worked as Human Capital Interns supporting client projects while Sophie worked as a Business Development Intern working internally on proposals and marketing. Last month, FMP’s Intern Program Coordinator, Louise Chan, wrote a blog that shared best practices and considerations for implementing a virtual internship program. Now,…

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Wait! Don’t Cancel Your Internship – Just Make It Virtual!

When COVID-19 upended life in early 2020, many companies made the difficult decision to close down offices and cancel their summer internships. While this was a challenging time full of adjustments, canceling internships negatively impacted both sides of the relationship- first by depriving students of the opportunity to gain real-world experience and build valuable connections…

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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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An Interview with the Expert – Dr. Steve Rogelberg’s Tips for Virtual Meetings

Now that virtual work has become the norm, we are all looking for ways to engage our employees and stay connected. Meetings are one of the few times in a work-from-home day that we have the opportunity to interact with our co-workers. Steven Rogelberg, PhD, has been studying meetings and teams for over 20 years,…

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Lessons Learned from Early Career I/O Psychology Practitioners

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. As a consulting firm that specializes in providing evidence-based workforce and organizational management solutions, FMP Consulting attracts I/O Psychologists. I/O Psychology is the study of human behaviors in…

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Hold Up, I Was Supposed to do What?! – Best Practices for Managing Client Expectations

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. You can ask any consultant what is single-handedly the most vital aspect in being successful in their job and they will all tell you the same thing, client…

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Crafting is Not Just for Kids: How Job Crafting Can Really Impact the Employee Experience

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. While pursuing a graduate degree, a question that constantly plagues exhausted students late at night is: am I really learning anything that’s applicable to the real world? How…

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Don’t Make The Same Mistakes Twice

Each month of 2020, we’ll provide insight into what life is like as a consultant by discussing what skills and experiences make this career unique and interesting. Since I started my career in consulting, I’ve been fortunate enough to work with some incredible military clients. During this time, I’ve learned that they take AARs very…

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