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Wait! Don’t Cancel Your Internship – Just Make It Virtual!

When COVID-19 upended life in early 2020, many companies made the difficult decision to close down offices and cancel their summer internships. While this was a challenging time full of adjustments, canceling internships negatively impacted both sides of the relationship- first by depriving students of the opportunity to gain real-world experience and build valuable connections…

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A Competency-Based Approach to Workforce Recovery: Using Competencies to Find and Hire the Right Talent

In Part 1 of this blog, we talked through strategies for how job seekers can explore new careers using a competency-based approach. We illustrated that due to the economic disruption caused by the pandemic, many people with experience in one industry may have to shift to a new industry to find employment opportunities. In this…

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Welcome Onboard Flight C20 with service from Los Kitchen to Las Bedroom: Taking Flight with Virtual Onboarding

Can you believe it? Seven months ago, many of our flight plans were delayed or cancelled and our attention shifted to our full-time telework adventure. Amidst the unexpected changes, many companies have viewed the challenges of 2020 as opportunities to grow and innovate. For example, most companies, including FMP, have been able to seamlessly continue…

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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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The Value of Settling in, Not Settling

A recent blog from a co-worker, Mike Camburn, really resonated with me, particularly since I read it while I was on PTO, sitting on the beach. It was one of the few work-related things I read that week- I otherwise did no work during that time away and I took advantage of my down time…

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Business on Top, Sweatpants on Bottom – Workplace Fashion in the Age of COVID-19

I was flattered when our social media team reached out to me with this blog idea about workplace fashion and how it is evolving during COVID-19. Since I started working remotely on March 16th, I have not used a drop of makeup, plugged in my curling iron, or pulled out my black work slacks. I…

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Reacting to Change and Resistance

The current pandemic has required us all to change how we do work. Whether you are working virtually from home or going into an office wearing a mask and keeping a safe distance from your coworkers, the change has been significant. Change is inevitable and oftentimes met with resistance. Being aware of how you and…

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6 Ways to Keep Employees Engaged and Connected During COVID-19

Every month at FMP, we share our thoughts on the latest workplace trends and explore the effects they have on employees. This month we’re shining a spotlight on employee engagement. In response to the global coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, many organizations have had to transition to a fully remote work environment to sustain business operations and…

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Long Term Investing During a Crisis

At FMP, we put a lot of focus on employee wellness, having both a Wellness Committee comprised of employees and a reinforcing commitment to offering benefits that focus on the whole person. With this orientation, we consider financial wellness to be a significant part of that conversation and our wellness-related programming. To that end, we…

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