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CSR as a Recruitment Tool

Sure, having a robust CSR program allows your organization to check the “good corporate citizen” box. But wait – there’s more (and, no, this isn’t an infomercial)!  Ensuring your organization has a holistic CSR program, including employee giving and volunteering opportunities, also plays a key role in recruiting and retaining top talent, especially millennials and…

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Corporate Social Responsibility

The month of November seems like an appropriate time to reflect on the many acts related to giving, both on the organizational and individual levels. We begin the month with a look at the organizational impacts of giving by focusing on corporate social responsibility (CSR). Corporations face increased scrutiny for their actions (both positive and…

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Corporate Social Responsibility

The month of November seems like an appropriate time to reflect on the many acts related to giving, both on the organizational and individual levels. We begin the month with a look at the organizational impacts of giving by focusing on corporate social responsibility (CSR). Corporations face increased scrutiny for their actions (both positive and…

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Making the Case: The Success Case Method in Training Evaluation

This month, we explored various aspects of learning and development, from creating a learning strategy and cultivating a learning culture to selecting tools and technology. However, our discussion would not be complete without an exploration of training evaluation. Whether your organization is evaluating a single training event or a comprehensive training program, the importance of training evaluation…

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Making Learning Agile

Our month-long focus on Learning continues this week, with an interesting review of various methodologies we use for developing learning content and a quick nod to a classic 90’s R&B hit. It seems like every week there is a new management article on Agile and its merits for use outside of the spectrum of software…

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Employee Spotlight on Jeff Kidwell

As a mid-way point in FMP’s month of Learning and Development-related blogs, we wanted to use this employee spotlight to introduce a new member of our FMP team. Jeff Kidwell joined FMP at the start of October as a Managing Director leading our Learning and Development Center of Excellence. A dedicated Hokie, Jeff brings deep…

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Selecting Tools for Learning and Development (L&D)

Last week, we looked at what goes into creating a learning culture in your organization. This week, we’re following up with a conversation about selecting the best tools to support and enable your commitment to ongoing learning and development. Learning tools come in a vast diversity of formats and functions, and while having options is…

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Employee Recognition – Spotlight on Budd Darling

Last month we ran a series of Spotlights on different FMPers as an example of employee recognition. Our devoted readers enjoyed these blogs so much that we’ve decided to continue the series, showcasing the great people that make FMP a fantastic place to work and who bring so much to their clients and team members….

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Simple Strategies for Cultivating a Learning Culture

Building a Learning Culture  In the first post in this series from FMP’s Learning and Development Center of Excellence, we presented practical ways to Create a Learning Strategy. When establishing an organizational learning strategy, it’s important to assess the big picture and align the strategy with the organization’s mission. For example, consider the organization’s needs….

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Creating a Learning Strategy that Gets Results

My colleague, Clint Clarkson, has a wonderful way of depicting a learning manager’s struggles! Surely enough, those who work in the Learning and Development (L&D) space, have, at some point, felt bombarded by training requests from clients. From new initiatives to compliance requirements to onboarding -all while keeping employees updated on technology – adds up to…

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