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FMP’s 30th Anniversary: Interview with Mary Kilcarr

FMP has lots to celebrate in 2021 as we look back on 30 years of service. I sat down on a sunny, warm spring day with Mary Kilcarr, FMP’s longest-tenured employee, as she recently marked the calendar for 25 years of service! Mary has played an instrumental role in FMP’s development over these years and…

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Financial Wellness: Five Goals For All Ages

Big Picture Goals Finding the time and resources necessary to move forward with big financial decisions throughout a professional career can be a difficult challenge. Long term uncertainty about one’s financial wellbeing can be a major stressor in life, and nearly everyone wonders from time to time if they should be doing something differently with…

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Flexible Paid Time Off: Before, During, and After COVID-19

Fall 2020 marked year four of flexible paid time off (PTO) at FMP Consulting. However, having begun my career at FMP in March 2017, I’ve never experienced anything different during my employment here. First, you may ask, ‘what is flexible PTO?’ I describe it as a type of PTO that gives employees the freedom to…

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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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Employee Well-being During COVID-19

In the present pandemic and associated recession, it is easy to put our personal well-being at the bottom of the list. Workers who used dependent care found their daycares, schools, and care centers closed in March 2020. And yet, parents and caretakers still needed to “get” to work, whether that was logging on from their…

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The Value of Settling in, Not Settling

A recent blog from a co-worker, Mike Camburn, really resonated with me, particularly since I read it while I was on PTO, sitting on the beach. It was one of the few work-related things I read that week- I otherwise did no work during that time away and I took advantage of my down time…

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Combating 2020 Fatigue

We’re five months into working at home…eating at home, shopping at home, school at home, movies at home, socializing at home, and repeat. Are you feeling in a bit of a funk, lacking your usual energy and excitement, tired of waiting under a cloud of uncertainty? If you are operating at a less than optimal…

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Business on Top, Sweatpants on Bottom – Workplace Fashion in the Age of COVID-19

I was flattered when our social media team reached out to me with this blog idea about workplace fashion and how it is evolving during COVID-19. Since I started working remotely on March 16th, I have not used a drop of makeup, plugged in my curling iron, or pulled out my black work slacks. I…

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The Secret Life of FMP Pets

In a world where working hard and playing hard have become one in the same, FMP employees have had to adapt to a less traditional working environment that includes telework 100% of the time. However, potentially the biggest change in our daily lives wasn’t just FMP employees adapting to working from home, but adapting to…

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6 Ways to Keep Employees Engaged and Connected During COVID-19

Every month at FMP, we share our thoughts on the latest workplace trends and explore the effects they have on employees. This month we’re shining a spotlight on employee engagement. In response to the global coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, many organizations have had to transition to a fully remote work environment to sustain business operations and…

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