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Hitting the “Sweet Spot”: Getting the Most Out of SME Partnerships during Course Development

I am always excited to find the elusive “sweet spot” with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) when designing and developing a technical training course. That is the spot where you have a truly collaborative partnership with SMEs leading to: Minimal client revisions to materials, An enjoyable course development experience, Training that is timely, accurate, and instructionally…

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Post-2020 Human Capital: Why Competencies are More Important than Ever

Competency modeling has been a part of effective human capital strategy for decades but defining competencies through competency modeling is more important than ever before. 2020 was a critical point in our history for a myriad of reasons, but its impact on work is undeniable. COVID-19 has shifted the world’s approach to how and where…

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Onwards and Upwards to 2021

Just a few days ago, we said goodbye to the rollercoaster of 2020 and welcomed 2021 with open arms. While the end of 2020 does not mean the issues we faced will magically go away, we do get to reflect on what we’ve experienced and incorporate them into our goals for the new year. Last…

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Technology Trends in Human Capital: How A.I. is Changing Recruitment

Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) has become a major tool leveraged in the human capital space to help organizations develop solutions and achieve goals in the workplace. As A.I. has become an increasingly more powerful and widely used tool, we wanted to take a closer look at how it has been used to pave the way towards…

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Remote, but Not Isolated: Developing and Leading Virtual Teams

Every month we dive into what we are all so passionate about here at FMP: human capital management. The current events are influencing topics within industrial organizational psychology that are increasingly necessary to examine and discuss, such as virtual teams. Virtual teams are on the rise, especially due to organizations’ responses to the global coronavirus…

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A Once in a Lifetime Employee Experience

Every month we dive into what we are all so passionate about here at FMP: human capital management. You hear it all the time. Companies constantly guarantee that interested candidates will have an amazing, once in a lifetime experience if they so choose to work for them. These companies are not lying, though how exactly…

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New Year, New Ideas!

Happy New Year! We’re excited to launch into a brand-new decade with new ideas for our blog content and a bright, shiny, new website– lots of new for 2020! For the last two years, our social media team has put together a calendar of content organized around different focus areas and topics that we think…

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Breaking the Ice: How to Be Strategic Through the Hiring Freeze and Beyond

On January 23, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order that placed a hiring freeze on nonmilitary federal workers, and while there are a number of exceptions that will allow some agencies to hire new employees, much of the Federal Government may be unable to hire in the coming months. Even then, the anticipated budgets…

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The Value of Competency Models

Competencies form the foundation of many human capital and talent management efforts. As such, they play a vital role in an organization’s ability to select, develop, train, assess, and retain a competitive workforce. It is vital that organizations, large and small, have thoughtfully considered their development and use. Not sure where to start? FMP Consulting…

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