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Employee Spotlight: Lesley Perkins

Lesley Perkins joined FMP Consulting as a Managing Consultant in October 2021. Lesley has a PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from University of Georgia and has extensive experience as an internal and external consultant with large companies such as IBM and Booz Allen Hamilton. In addition to being a recognized leader in diversity, equity,…

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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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Four Strategies to Mitigate Systemic Pay Inequity

This last Friday, June 25th, President Biden signed Executive Order 14035 (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in the Federal Workforce) to progress diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility processes and procedures in the Federal Government. Among the various directives, the order dedicates a section to advancing pay equity in the federal government. In support of this…

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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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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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Great Minds Don’t Always Think Alike- The Case for Diversity and Inclusion

Although it’s easy to feel like Diversity and Inclusion, or D&I, are the buzzwords of the moment, the principles beneath them actually signify a fundamental shift in how organizations build and maintain relationships with their workforce. Making space and time to focus on D&I yields lasting, tangible results for your leaders, your employees, and your…

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