Lean into Green – Creating an Environmentally-Friendly Corporate Culture

I received an email last week from my son’s preschool teacher informing me that Max’s classroom will be celebrating Earth Day starting on April 22ndand continuing the celebration throughout the week. The kids will have the opportunity to make fun, environmentally-conscious arts and crafts; sing songs about the Earth; enjoy a special Earth Day snack; …

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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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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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Business Hacks: FMP’s FREE Excel-based Project Planning Tool

If you’re keeping up with our blog, you saw in our last post that this month’s truism is ‘an idiot with a plan can beat a genius without a plan’. Which I’m inclined to believe, but it begs the question: how is our idio–okay, that feels harsh–our fool ever to create such a plan? Project planning can often …

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Employee Spotlight – Barry Culman, CFO

We’ve been hiding FMP’s best kept secret, and we decided it was finally time we introduced him on our blog! Barry Culman joined FMP in August of 2017. He serves our part-time Chief Financial Officer (CFO), helping us refine our financial reporting and processes, as well as assisting the Executive team with key business priorities. …

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Retaining Talent Using Career Development

It’s been a great career development month! I hope all of you have enjoyed learning and reflecting on your career development program (or the hope to have one in the future). For my last piece, I’d like to focus on the retention benefits that accompany career development programs. The notion that employees don’t tend to …

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Attracting Talent Using Career Development

This week, we are going to focus on ways that career development programs can improve recruitment and sourcing for your organization. Yes, the goal of career development is to support development of your current employees, but the information can also be used to attract the next generation of employees. The main reason is that career …

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Improving Engagement Using Career Development

In the work, Psychological Conditions of Personal Engagement and Disengagement at Work, William Kahn notes that when employees are engaged they are focused and find meaning in their work, feel supported by their organization without fear of negative consequences, and have the resources and capacities to perform the job (p. 692-724). It is evident that organizations …

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