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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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What Does Pride Mean to You?

The word ‘Pride’ is an integral cultural concept within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual (LGBTQIA+) community, representing solidarity, collectivity, and identity as well as resistance to discrimination and violence. We asked FMPers what Pride means to them; here’s what they said.  “To me, Pride means celebrating all love, freedom, and individual differences.”   “Obstruction or restriction…

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Managing Effectively in a Hybrid Work Environment

Managers across the US find themselves facing rapid and sometimes disruptive change resulting from the pandemic. A broad swath of the workforce has experienced remote work or policies that allow them to work from home at least part of the time. Many organizations find they cannot retain high performers or hire quality candidates unless they…

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Neurodiversity and Why We Embrace It: A Conversation with Kimberly Nuss Pt. 1

What is Neurodiversity? While this term may be new to you, neurodiversity has significantly shaped our world. Neurodiversity is a scientific concept that initially arose from brain imaging research in the 1990s. A publication from Harvard Health describes it as “the idea that people experience and interact with the world around them in many different…

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FMP Wins CARE Award!

FMP has won the CARE award for an 11th year! This is an honor that means a lot to us and speaks to our commitment to our employees and to enhancing and evolving our culture. For more than a decade, Dr. Bryanne Cordeiro Reynolds, a Managing Consultant at FMP, has led our award submission process…

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FMP’s Four Questions Podcast with Dr. Amena Johnson

In this installment of our Four Questions Podcast, FMP interviews Dr. Amena Johnson, Associate Director of the LGBTQ Resource Center at Georgetown University, to get her insight on the current state of LGBTQIA+ diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) advancements in the corporate space. Learn some anecdotal history of how PRIDE in the workplace has…

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Continued Challenges of Asian Americans in the Workplace

As we close out Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we want to highlight the Asian American experience and continued challenges faced in the workplace. The term “Asian American” encompasses many different identities and experiences. All individuals have unique life experiences, but the “Asian American” experience includes a multitude of groups. When most people picture…

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Honoring Black History Month

The racial equity conversations of 2020 brought on a seismic shift in how organizations approach diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility at work. A part of this work includes celebrating and understanding the rich histories and cultures of the many races and ethnicities of this diverse country. Every year in February, we all have the opportunity…

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Employee Spotlight: Lesley Perkins

Lesley Perkins joined FMP Consulting as a Managing Consultant in October 2021. Lesley has a PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from University of Georgia and has extensive experience as an internal and external consultant with large companies such as IBM and Booz Allen Hamilton. In addition to being a recognized leader in diversity, equity,…

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Four Strategies to Mitigate Systemic Pay Inequity

This last Friday, June 25th, President Biden signed Executive Order 14035 (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in the Federal Workforce) to progress diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility processes and procedures in the Federal Government. Among the various directives, the order dedicates a section to advancing pay equity in the federal government. In support of this…

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