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January 12, 2015

FMYI Claims Another Worklife Flexibility Award!

A few months back, Justin and Katrina joined some of our newest employees to celebrate FMYI’s 4th year in a row of winning the “When Work Works” Award for Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility at the Family Forward Luncheon held at the White Stag Building in Downtown Portland. Not only were we happy to celebrate with our hard-working team members, but it was also inspiring to see what other local employers are doing to provide their employees with flexible and welcoming […]

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October 23, 2014

Support and Soft Pretzels: Meet Peter Gilham-Luginbill

One of the most important things FMYI prides itself on is our excellent, comprehensive customer support. FMYI customers can call or e-mail us with any and all types of questions about our service and get prompt replies. Our amazing support team works very hard to make sure every customer is satisfied. In addition to normal customer support, we offer in-person training sessions, educational webinars, and a regularly updated online support page that keeps our clients current on any updates to […]

October 1, 2014

EcoChallenge 2014

Whether at work or home, we are always looking for ways at FMYI to increase our sustainability efforts and become more environmentally conscious. When we heard about the Northwest Earth Institute’s EcoChallenge, it only seemed fitting that we would choose a challenge and start making a difference. To learn more about the challenge, I chatted with Kerry Lyles, Development and Communications Director for NWEI. “The EcoChallenge started five years ago and has grown from a small local event into a […]

September 25, 2014

#BtheChange Profile: The Joinery, Portland’s hand-crafted furniture masters

This is the second post in a series of entries on the FMYI blog highlighting the work of B Corporations that we love. In this post, our Marketing Intern Madeline Hoag profiles our friends at The Joinery, Portland’s master craftsmen and designers that create beautiful, heirloom-quality hardwood furniture that is designed to last for generations. They also happen to be a fellow Portland B Corp! If the wood scent doesn’t draw you in, then the beautiful, modern space will definitely […]

September 18, 2014

Finding Your Work-Life Balance

In Justin’s recent blog post about simplifying work-life balance, he touched on the importance of employees being happy and productive and giving them the flexibility they need to maintain a good work-life balance during the work day and beyond. Work-Life balance also seemed like a fitting topic because FMYI just won the “When Work Works” Award for Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility for the 4th consecutive year! Work-life practices are still a work in progress for us here at FMYI, but […]

September 4, 2014

5 Ways to Energize Your Company’s Sustainability Efforts

This is the first blog post by our Self Enhancement Inc. B Corp intern Brian Mitchell Here at FMYI, sustainability has been a part of our DNA from the beginning. As a certified B Corporation, we are committed to making our community, our environment, our economy, and the world in general a better place for generations to come. As part of that commitment, we are continuously looking for ways to improve our score as a B Corp. This summer, a […]

August 28, 2014

Simplifying Work Life

Have you had days that consisted of back-to-back meetings, only to come back to your desk to an overflowing inbox? Then you leave for a business trip, which means missing a few meetings and seeing your inbox really starting to fill up. It seems like employees are required to work after hours just to stay on top of the stream of emails, IMs, and text messages. A recent article written by Tom Hodson, Jeff Schwartz, Ardie van Berkel & Ian […]

August 14, 2014

Reciprocal Business Rocks!

Quick question: Are you a client for any of your clients? The business version of “you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours” is a great thing. Just last week, we saw an example of why built-in benefits should inspire us to create reciprocal business relationships. Brian Hanley, an award winning leader at Aflac, has been an FMYI client for almost eight years. After Brian started using FMYI as his “filing cabinet in the sky,” he shared with me what his company provides. […]

August 11, 2014

B a Better B Corp: B Impact Action Tool

Whether your business is already a B Corp or looking to become one, determining your B Corporation Impact score is a way to measure the social and environmental performance of your company. The score is tailored to your company’s size and industry and is based on a comprehensive assessment put together by the B Lab organization–a nonprofit using business to solve social and environmental problems. Your score consists of points earned in 4 main categories: Governance, Workers, Community, and Environment. […]

August 6, 2014

Our new office space and neighborhood

For the past five years, FMYI was located inside of The Leftbank Project on North Broadway, near the Moda Center. Although FMYI loved being in such a creative space with a vibrant community, it was time for a change given our growth over the past year. FMYI’s move to North Williams Avenue in May has brought new life to the worklife experience, including a larger floor plan with an abundance of natural light, a glass enclosed conference room, and the […]

July 25, 2014

Developing the Best Workflow: Why FMYI Chose to Switch from Trac to Jira

Earlier this year, the product and development teams here at FMYI felt the winds of change approaching and were motivated to consider migrating our issue tracking from the Trac Project to Atlassian’s Jira. Time tracking and our “what-else-is-out-there” curiosity were just a couple of the main drivers for exploring different software options, but we ended up finding some other key differentiators that played a larger than expected role in our decision making process. We know that there are lots of […]