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SIOP 2019: Emerging Trends to Track

Many of our FMP team recently attended the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP)2019 National Conference near Washington, DC and brought back some helpful information to share! This annual conferenceis focused on topics relevant to the field of I/O Psychology and provides opportunities for networking, career searching, and a robust program of presentations, panels, and workshops. …

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Employee Spotlight – Katey Erck

You’ve been at FMP for 2 years now- what made you excited to join FMP? Honestly, Carolyn, one of our Managing Partners, was one of the biggest reasons I was excited. She was so excited about the project I would be joining, which I knew was a big opportunity for FMP, and I wanted to …

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The Cobbler’s Children Do Have Shoes! Putting our Own Selection and Assessment Expertise into Practice at FMP

For years, FMP has had a fairly rigorous approach to selecting and assessing our workforce, both for our consulting and internal hires. This would make sense- we’re a company that provides advice and expertise to our clients on these topics and we have a large contingent of Industrial Organizational (I/O) Psychologists, in addition to an …

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Selecting and Assessing Employees: How to “Pick the Sharpest Tools in the Shed”

When people think of selection and assessment, they usually imagine going into a room in which a nicely-dressed business professional asks them various questions about their work experiences, with the elusive and daunting, “Tell me about yourself.” However, interviews come in many different forms. How do you know which one to select? Which one would …

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Putting Your Team to the Test: Personality Based Assessments

In continuing with FMP’s March theme of analyzing what makes teams successful, we’re examining the more popular personality-based assessments project managers can use to ensure they’re building a team that is dynamic, results-oriented, and, of course, successful! FMP has experience utilizing the following personality-based assessments to recognize employee behaviors and patterns when assembling project teams. …

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Getting in on the Madness- How FMP Partnered with a College Basketball Team

Consultants at FMP work with a wide variety of clients across different fields; our work can sometimes see us running from office to office, or city to city. However, FMP found itself running somewhere entirely new five years ago: the basketball court! In 2014, FMP had the opportunity to partner with the University of Miami …

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Titles Talking About Teamwork

In keeping with this month’s theme of teamwork, one of our Consultants, Kathleen, and one of our Engagement Managers, Emily, teamed up to see what some experts say about any so-called “X-factors” that make team players the rockstars they are. Emily turned to Patrick Lencioni, best-selling author of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, and …

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Tips and Tricks to Improve Teleworking Teams…Just in Time for Tip-off!

Brackets, bubble teams, and all things basketball. It’s that time of the year – bring on March Madness!!! With Selection Sunday right around the corner, we thought it would be fun to explore a quote from the ultimate baller himself, the greatest of all time, the one and only Number 23…Michael Jordan! (Sorry, LeBron fans. …

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Five Tips for New eLearning Developers

A few months ago, I hung up the phone with a client and found myself staring at my computer screen wondering how exactly I was going to approach my client’s request (a familiar feeling to many consultants!) My client was looking for support developing instructor-led training (ILT), but after hearing how other offices in her …

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“A” is for “Appian” – Introducing FMP’s Newest IT Partner

Continuing our investigation of the truism “Don’t Fear the Robots,” FMP is really excited to talk about our newly formed strategic partnership with Appian Corporation. This week, Paul Bresnan, Tracy Compton, and Scott Waymouth – three members of FMP’s Center of Excellence (COE) for Technology and Tools – talk about how we’re planning to use …

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