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Employee Spotlight: Samantha England

Today, we have the opportunity to get to know Samantha England, a Consultant II at FMP. Samantha is from Monmouth County, New Jersey and earned her Ph.D in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the University of Oklahoma. Read on to learn more about Samantha! Tell us about your professional/educational background: I am a trained Industrial-Organizational Psychologist –…

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Eid Mubarak

As we reach the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan (March 11 – April 9, 2024), we wanted to explore the meaning and significance of this month, and share ways that employers and coworkers can support their Muslim colleagues in the workplace. FMP Consultant Shahnaz Uddin shared her personal perspective on experiencing Ramadan…

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FMP’s New Employee Ambassador Program

Starting a new job is a huge transition and can be accompanied by a range of emotions and experiences. You’re required to reorient yourself to new ways of working, meet new people, and learn how to navigate a new organization—all of which can make onboarding seem like a herculean task. When you are required to…

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BIOP 2024: Highlights and Key Takeaways

February 22, 2024, marked the inaugural Blacks in Industrial and Organizational Psychology (BIOP) conference. Over 100 professionals, academics, and students converged in Atlanta, Georgia to celebrate and uplift the voices and experiences of people of color in the field of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (I-O). The conference featured engaging discussions on topics such as mitigating…

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Selecting for the Stars: Improving Accessibility in our Selection System

The interview process can be incredibly difficult and overwhelming. This is especially true for neurodivergent individuals and individuals with disabilities who may face additional barriers and challenges in the conventional interview format. According to some estimates, 30-40% of neurodivergent adults are unemployed or underemployed9. Neurodivergent candidates may struggle with understanding social cues, interpreting nonverbal communication,…

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How Can You Strengthen Your Onboarding Approach?

Effective onboarding sets the tone for a new hire’s experience within an organization. Additionally, a thoughtful onboarding program presents significant organizational benefits, including reduced turnover, increased productivity, and a stronger company culture. This blog includes several methods for strengthening your onboarding approach and testimonies from three of our newest FMPers, Julia Dillon, Molly VanDorick, and…

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FMP Spotlight: IDEA Team

As we approach the close of Black History Month, our Spotlight team turned to FMP’s IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility) team to hear the latest on what they’ve been working on, and what’s in store for 2024. In this blog, FMP Managing Consultant Lesley Perkins, who leads the IDEA team, shares the meaning of…

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Employee Spotlight: Ashley Dorsett

Let’s get to know Ashley! Ashley was born to a military family in Bad Windsheim, Germany, before moving and settling in Madison, Alabama. Ashley received her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and received her M.S. in Counseling and Student Development from Kansas State University. Keep reading to learn more…

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Practices to Maximize your DEIA Learning Curriculum

Over the past few years, the advancement of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) has been at the forefront of many minds. Despite this, unfortunately “checking the box” on implementing DEIA initiatives continues to be a pervasive issue. Instead of making meaningful and systemic changes to policies, processes, and programs, organizations often complete performative, compliance-focused,…

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A Guide to Maximizing Your SIOP 2024 Virtual Experience

The Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology’s (SIOP) annual conference is right around the corner (April 17-20, 2024). With early registration closing on February 23rd, Industrial-Organizational (I-O) psychologists, practitioners, and students face a big decision: “Should I attend virtually or in person?” Both options have their perks; it’s hard to beat the convenience, flexibility, and…

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