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Employee Spotlight: Summer Sconyers

Competitive baton twirler, turned social worker, turned employee engagement extraordinaire! In today’s employee spotlight, we spoke with Summer Sconyers. Summer received her Master’s in Industrial-Organizational Psychology (Go Mocs!) and since joining FMP in April 2021, has been involved in both client-facing and internal work. Read on to learn more about Summer and why she was…

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Nothing Personal: Leveraging Personalities in a Corporate Environment

“[Harvard] is predicated on extraversion. Your grades and social status depend on it. It’s just the norm here.”1 In 2012, New York Times Bestseller author Susan Cain wrote a book called Quiet – the product of a 7-year-long study on the overwhelming bias towards individuals exhibiting extrovert tendencies in some of the most elite corners…

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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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Employee Spotlight: Nate Voss

In today’s new hire spotlight, we are featuring Nate Voss, who recently joined FMP as a Consultant after completing his PhD at Kansas State University earlier this year. Nate brings a wealth of experience in both research and applied work, which enables him to present his clients with proven best practice solutions. Read on to…

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New Normal, Same FMP Culture: How FMP’s culture allowed us to adapt during the pandemic

It has almost been 18 months since the pandemic began, and we’ve had to adapt how we approach our work (more than once) at FMP, just like everyone else. Our culture has played a big role in being able to overcome the challenges we faced both on an individual and organizational level. In this blog,…

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Tips for Preparing for the R.E.T.U.R.N. to In-Person Work

If I could pick a theme song for this summer, it would be “Welcome Back,” a song by American rapper Mase.  As vaccine rollout continues across the country, many professional organizations have been developing return-to-the-workplace plans and communicating to employees their plans that focus on office space, scheduling, and safety. That’s good news for people…

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Three Rs of Creating a Strong Remote Culture

Although businesses are reopening at full capacity, the sudden shift to remote work due to COVID-19 has left a lasting impression on organizations. There are many benefits to remote work1 and a Gallup survey2 revealed that 59% of employees would like to continue working remotely. Leaders learned the importance of having an agile workforce and…

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FMP’s 30th Anniversary: Interview with Mary Kilcarr

FMP has lots to celebrate in 2021 as we look back on 30 years of service. I sat down on a sunny, warm spring day with Mary Kilcarr, FMP’s longest-tenured employee, as she recently marked the calendar for 25 years of service! Mary has played an instrumental role in FMP’s development over these years and…

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The Importance of Mental Health Awareness in the Workplace

With one in five U.S. adults experiencing mental health disorders in a given year, it’s important for organizations to understand how mental health impacts employees and the steps that can be taken to create a work environment that is supportive of mental health.1 Mental health and mental illnesses aren’t often talked about or addressed in…

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FMP’s 30th Anniversary: Interview with the Owners

This year, FMP Consulting (FMP) is celebrating its 30th anniversary! To celebrate, FMP’s owners, Erin Pitera, Sherean Miller, and Carolyn Kurowski, sat down for a virtual interview to reflect on FMP’s journey and discuss what has led to FMP’s success over the past 30 years. What do you love about the work FMP does? What…

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