Contemplating Compensation-How can you tell if it’s helping or hurting your business strategy?

There are a lot of reasons that an organization might start questioning whether their compensation is aligned with their current business strategy and a fair number of tells that leaders or HR professionals may notice when it’s not. Once you begin to have that nagging concern, what do you do about it? Venturing down the …

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Lessons Learned from the SHRM Annual Conference

It was only one month ago that the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) kicked off its Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA. In our passion and zeal for the latest and greatest in the world of HR, members of the FMP team flew to New Orleans to attend. In addition to beignets and catching …

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How a Well-Designed and Well-Planned Office Space Can Improve Employee Morale and Enhance Your Organizational Culture

  I can’t believe it has been one year since our company, FMP Consulting, moved to the Village at Shirlington in Arlington, VA! When we initially contemplated a move, my first reaction was ugh…the expense, the logistics, the unease of knowing how hard it would be to please everyone – it was not my idea …

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Why Content Curation Matters in Learning Development

In the modern digital age, there is a proliferation of learning opportunities. In many ways, this is a good thing, but it can make it difficult for the right resources to reach the right people. Some learning solutions will work well for one group, while they may be unnecessary for different people in your organization. …

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How Getting Out of the Office Could Encourage Employees to Stay Fit and Work Together

With summer right around the corner, there’s no better time to be active and get outside. At FMP Consulting, we’re always finding ways to encourage our employees to stay fit and work together as a team. Did you know we even have our own softball team (current record: 2-2)? In addition, each quarter we partner …

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Organizational Restructuring: Identifying Inefficiencies, Risks, and Opportunities

Spring is here and the Federal hiring freeze has been lifted. In its place, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released new guidance this month for agencies to reduce their workforce.  The document not only requires agencies to submit plans for a reduction in workforce but also for how to optimize employee performance.  By …

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Picking the Right Training Delivery Method

A learning modality is a delivery method of information for learning. Many have cropped up over time as learning development and technology have advanced. Now we have several options to choose from which can cater to different needs and organization structures. What is right for one type of content is not necessarily great for another. …

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Breaking the Ice: How to Be Strategic Through the Hiring Freeze and Beyond

On January 23, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order that placed a hiring freeze on nonmilitary federal workers, and while there are a number of exceptions that will allow some agencies to hire new employees, much of the Federal government may be unable to hire in the coming months. Even then, the anticipated budgets …

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