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Making the Most of Your Time Off: Tips and Tricks so You Don’t Need a Vacation from Your Vacation

As the weather warms up and we creep into summer, employees everywhere are preparing for their summer vacations. It has been predicted that the 2022 summer travel season will be historically busy, as pandemic restrictions continue to loosen and employees look forward to taking previously planned trips that had been cancelled or delayed1. Most trips…

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SIOP 2022: A Hybrid Experience

Every April, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Society (SIOP) hosts a much-awaited annual conference. The annual conference brings together researchers, practitioners, and students and provides an opportunity to learn the latest information on Industrial-Organizational (I-O) research and industry best practices. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SIOP transitioned the annual conference to a virtual platform…

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FMP’s Four Questions Podcast with Carolyn Kurowski

In the next installment of our Four Questions series, Lisa Prather interviewed FMP Managing Partner Carolyn Kurowski. With a focus on Mental Health Awareness Month, Carolyn discusses how she de-stresses and stays balanced during busy seasons, life as a working parent, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the importance of mental health. Work-Life balance plays a role…

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Post-SIOP Reflections from FMP

Last month, the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology (SIOP) wrapped up its 2022 Annual Conference, an event that brings a diverse community of I-O psychology practitioners, educators, researchers, and students together for an enriching few days of knowledge sharing, networking, and ideation. Throughout the conference, FMPers connected with each other, facilitated highly attended sessions, presented their…

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FMP is Headed to SIOP 2022!

I am preparing to attend my first in-person professional conference in almost 3 years, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology’s (SIOP) Annual Conference. The conference is the highlight of the professional year for many I/O Psychologists, from both academia and practice. My mind reels with a mix of excitement and nervousness. My apprehension does…

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Staying Organized for Your Mental Health Part II: Digital Clutter

In part one of this series, we discussed how to start tackling our physical clutter to help our mental health. Now, we will focus on the equally important, digital clutter! Here are a few steps to get you started: Clean out your inbox! Cleaning off your desk is a great start, but have you ever…

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Staying Organized for Your Mental Health Part I: Let’s Get Physical

We are now weeks into year three of the pandemic. Some of us are making our way back to the office, but many of us are still spending our days in our makeshift home workspaces. Even if we’ve grown used to navigating our new day-to-day routines, the physical and mental lines that separate work and…

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Why and How to Shift the Focus to Learning and Development

Later this month is Digital Learning Day, a day organized by All4Ed to celebrate educators around the world who use digital technology to create robust, authentic, and personalized learning opportunities. While Digital Learning Day is mostly celebrated by teachers and students, this day is just as impactful for organizations who have invested in technology to…

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Reflecting on 30 Years of Work – Conversations with FMP Leaders about the Future: Learning and Development

FMP proudly celebrated its 30th anniversary in March 2021 but has continued to celebrate this milestone, our successes, and people all year long. We’ve held celebratory lunches, trivia events, FMP spirit days, and ongoing raffle drawings (which were hosted by one of our employees’ adorable daughters). We also conducted interviews with our longest-tenured employee, the…

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Creating a Culture of Support for Working Parents of the Pandemic

It’s 8am on a Tuesday. I stand at my kitchen counter responding to yesterday’s messages that I didn’t get to, packing lunches, and chugging coffee. My husband has already left to take my youngest to preschool. At 8:40, I shut my laptop, grab my Air Pods, throw on my shoes and rush out the door…

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