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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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Six Tips to Help Improve Well-Being and Avoid Burnout at Work

Sometimes focusing on your well-being is easier said than done, especially in today’s world. We are all doing our best to adapt and move forward in a world that’s still healing from a global pandemic – continuing to adjust to rapidly evolving ways of working, interacting, and existing. For many, these changes in our communities and workplaces have uprooted daily routines and presented a variety of new obstacles to maintaining a healthy work-life balance. While everyone is…

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Navigating Workplace Transformation: Strategies for Supporting Employees

When COVID first began and organizations shifted to telework, many employees and leaders likely assumed this would be temporary. Now, well over a year after COVID began, conversations regarding return to work have started. Despite these plans, we’re likely to see some continuation of remote work. In uncertain times, the focus of leadership should be…

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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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The Tale of a Toaster: Lessons for Human Capital Consultants

At FMP, one of the things that makes us stand out is our motivation to deliver quality products and ensure client satisfaction. A story that resonates with us is that of Tom Klaff, CEO and Founder of Revolution Cooking. What do a toaster and a human capital consulting firm have in common? The aim of…

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Flexible Paid Time Off: Before, During, and After COVID-19

Fall 2020 marked year four of flexible paid time off (PTO) at FMP Consulting. However, having begun my career at FMP in March 2017, I’ve never experienced anything different during my employment here. First, you may ask, ‘what is flexible PTO?’ I describe it as a type of PTO that gives employees the freedom to…

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Staying Motivated and Maximizing Workplace Flexibility in the New Year

So, it’s 2021. New year, new you (or, something like that…)! A chance for fresh starts, fresh goals, and reinvigorated motivation. But, if you’re still working from home in the new year, that “fresh start” won’t look like a brand-new work outfit, greeting coworkers and sharing stories of celebrations over coffee in the kitchen, and…

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Paid Family Leave Expands to the Federal Government

One of the most substantial expansion of benefits for federal employees in 25 years went into effect on October 1, 2020. The Federal Employee Paid Leave Act enables federal workers to take up to 12 weeks of paid time off for the birth, adoption, or placement of a new child. Eligibility for this benefit and…

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Employee Spotlight: Maggie Moore

We love to feature our new employees on our blog, but it’s time we took a step back and have a conversation with one of our seasoned employees. Maggie Moore, a native Washingtonian, has had a unique journey here at FMP. She started as a full-time consultant, transitioned to a 1099 employee, and then came…

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Recruitment & Retention: The Grass Isn’t Always Greener

If you could switch companies today, would you?  Constant connectivity and innovative portable technology allows us to be online all.the.time. Whether it’s looking up LinkedIn posts and comparing others’ salaries via Glassdoor or scrolling Instagram liking your cousin’s vacation to the islands while you stayed home and had to brave the Snowpocalypse (coming again 2020),…

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