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Sustainability in the Workplace: Why it Matters and What You Can Do

The FMP Sustainability Committee is excited to kick off a 4-part series on the topic of workplace sustainability! Each quarter, a new blog will be posted that explores sustainability at work. In this first blog, we unpack what sustainability is and why it matters, and share specific steps employees can take to engage in sustainable…

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Reimagining Employee Referral Programs

In the era of ‘Great Resignation,’ with the current high demand for workers, the job market is buzzing. Job searchers have their pick of roles in a variety of organizations, and companies need to evaluate how they can make the best use of their recruiting tools and techniques. One of these valuable recruiting tools are…

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Nothing Personal: Leveraging Personalities in a Corporate Environment

“[Harvard] is predicated on extraversion. Your grades and social status depend on it. It’s just the norm here.”1 In 2012, New York Times Bestseller author Susan Cain wrote a book called Quiet – the product of a 7-year-long study on the overwhelming bias towards individuals exhibiting extrovert tendencies in some of the most elite corners…

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Navigating Workplace Transformation: Strategies for Supporting Employees

When COVID first began and organizations shifted to telework, many employees and leaders likely assumed this would be temporary. Now, well over a year after COVID began, conversations regarding return to work have started. Despite these plans, we’re likely to see some continuation of remote work. In uncertain times, the focus of leadership should be…

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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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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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