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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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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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Looking Beyond Coffee Runs: Why it is Important for Companies to Create Engaging Internship Programs

     As a college student in DC, internships are more of a point of conversation at my university than my school’s sports teams ever will be. Opportunities to gain hands-on experiences and make professional connections is a major part of what brings thousands of students to George Washington University, where I am currently a rising…

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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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Crafting is Not Just for Kids: How Job Crafting Can Really Impact the Employee Experience

Each month of 2020, we provide insight into what life is like as a consultant by discussing what skills and experiences make this career unique and interesting. While pursuing a graduate degree, a question that constantly plagues exhausted students late at night is: am I really learning anything that’s applicable to the real world? How…

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Office Holiday Parties: More Than Just Song and Dance

With Thanksgiving behind us, Black Friday sales over (mostly), and holiday jingles taking over the airwaves, we are smack dab in the middle of holiday season! One signature feature of this time of year is the corporate holiday party. At FMP, we kick off the season with our annual holiday party. With this year’s theme…

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Making the Most of Your Employee Engagement Survey: Navigating Employee Survey Results

Introduction What do the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) have in common? Although these agencies differ in mission, budget, and size, they are consistently ranked as organizations with high levels of employee engagement as measured by an annual employee survey, the Federal Employee…

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Improving Engagement Using Career Development

In the work, Psychological Conditions of Personal Engagement and Disengagement at Work, William Kahn notes that when employees are engaged they are focused and find meaning in their work, feel supported by their organization without fear of negative consequences, and have the resources and capacities to perform the job (p. 692-724). It is evident that organizations…

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Human Resources (HR) Data, Systems, and Analysis

When it comes to Human Resources (HR), there are a variety of data and systems that organizations can use to inform strategic decision making and business planning. However, it is not always clear which data should be used for which purposes, or how to best track, access, and analyze this data so that it can…

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