Employee Spotlight on Jeff Kidwell

As a mid-way point in FMP’s month of Learning and Development-related blogs, we wanted to use this employee spotlight to introduce a new member of our FMP team. Jeff Kidwell joined FMP at the start of October as a Managing Director leading our Learning and Development Center of Excellence. A dedicated Hokie, Jeff brings deep …

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Puppies, Applause, and Exotic Trips – Getting Creative with Employee Recognition Programs

If you’ve been following along with our blog posts this month, you understand the basics of employee recognition, you can spot the difference between formal and informal recognition, and you’ve observed several examples of employee spotlights. Now, we want to take a few steps back and give you some creative and unique ideas for employee …

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Employee Recognition – Spotlight on Montriece Crawford

This month we’re focusing on Recognition, always important for an individual and organization. As part of this, we wanted to spotlight some of our different FMPers. An Employee Spotlight is one of our favorite ways of recognizing the unique, talented, and dedicated people that make FMP Consulting a great organization and great place to work. …

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Designing Employee Recognition that Works

  Rewarding and recognizing employees is not a novel idea. In fact, the use of rewards to shape behavior and performance has been documented for hundreds of years.[1] However, in the past 70 years, the purpose of employee rewards and recognition programs has transformed from a mechanism to control employees to a mechanism to motivate …

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5 Recognition Ideas that Won’t Break Your Budget!

Graphic with the text "Thank you vey much!"

Employee recognition does not have to cost a fortune to be effective. It doesn’t even have to be monetarily based at all! In fact, research has shown that money, salary level, and cash bonuses may not be an effective means to motivate and satisfy employees.[1] More cost-effective means may actually harness the greatest impact on …

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