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Six Tips to Create Accessible Virtual Training

This month FMP proudly celebrates the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This landmark civil rights law works to ensure all people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else, including employment and work-related opportunities. Did you know, according to the 2019 American Community Survey, there are an estimated…

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Blog Spotlight: Caren Young

Caren Young is the founder and president of The Professional Adult, a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) consulting firm, based out of Chicago, Illinois. Caren has been working with FMP over the past few months to evaluate our DE&I efforts, identify gaps, and provide recommendations for success. We recently sat down with Caren to discuss…

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What We Learned in 2020

At the end of a year, many organizations reflect on their work and their accomplishments. Some publish annual reports filled with tables, graphs, and stories describing their impact. They go into the new year excited to use new insights to do bigger and better things.    But 2020 brought lessons that went deeper than the projects we worked on and our accomplishments.  Amid the chaos, challenges, and grief…

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Promoting Diversity and Inclusion Through Conversation

2020 has added momentum to the Diversity and Inclusion movement and increased the need for safe spaces where team members can develop authentic connections and share what they are experiencing both in their work and personal lives.  While many companies are investing in Diversity and Inclusion trainings, they may be overlooking a simple yet effective…

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Diversifying Mentorship: Research & Best Practices

Now more than ever, organizations are seeking to find ways to become allies and act out against racial injustice. In reaction to the current events that have brought attention to racial injustices that exist in our society today, we now have to dig deeper to create a workplace culture that is not only inclusive on the forefront but equitable for all employees. It is no longer…

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It’s Time to Move from Dialogue to Action: Honoring Organizational Commitments to Diversity and Inclusion

In the recent weeks following the tragic murders of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and George Floyd, countless thought pieces and articles have been published highlighting the issues of racial injustice and inequality in our country today. This tragedy has forced a greater dialogue within our communities about the everyday occurrences of microaggressions, biases, and discrimination…

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Shifting Focus from “Diversity” to “Inclusion” and Why It Matters

Every month we dive into what we are all so passionate about here at FMP: human capital management. Over the last decade, we as industrial-organizational psychologists have been flooded with material on diversity and its importance in the workplace. Today it is simply a fact of life that diversity—meaning a wide range of cultures, experiences,…

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AI and Unconscious Bias

Every month we dive into what we are all so passionate about here at FMP: human capital management. This month we are so excited to continue to learn about the fascinating topic of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and unconscious bias from one of our partners, Deb Cohen. We recently asked Deb a few questions about the…

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Tried and True Strategies for Building a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace

Building on our monthly truism “Great Minds Don’t Always Think Alike,” this week we delve into the “How” of Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) to examine how organizations can move the needle on both workforce diversity and workplace inclusivity.  While there is no one-size fits all approach, there are some tried and true strategies organizations can use…

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Moving at the Speed of Change

In a field that’s evolving as rapidly as Diversity & Inclusion is, many organizations are finding that it’s one thing to commit to prioritizing D&I and another entirely to know howto do that. Of course, there are by this point countless resources available to guide D&I teams and HR departments through different initiatives, analyses, programs, and…

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