Mentors: Be One, Get One, Thank One

With the new year still feeling “new,” you may find yourself still thinking about what you want to accomplish in 2021. If find a mentor or be a mentor is something you’re considering, I’d love to share my thoughts on this topic with you. When I look back over my career, I remember several people who played a mentoring role….

Career Advice from Women in Information Management

Have you ever been asked the question, what advice would you give to your younger self? With International Women’s Day just around the corner on March 8 — and March named Women’s History Month — we decided to pose this question to the women of First San Francisco Partners, asking them for the career advice they wish they’d received. Here’s…

Remote Work Readiness: What’s Your Status?

We’re a 100%-virtual company with a majority of clients across the US (some international) and our workforce is distributed, as well. We’ve been at this remote work “thing” for a while now — since 2007. It’s ingrained in our DNA. It fits our mission and our values. And it works for our client relationships, too. But this week I was…

Thoughts on Remote Work from a Virtual Recruiter

Working in Human Resources roles for two decades now, I’ve definitely seen some shifts over the years in the area of hiring and retaining great talent. One of the biggest changes for me is being responsible for recruiting people who want to work remotely and assuring they will be successful in this type of atmosphere. Here at First San Francisco…

Building a Remote Culture with Communication

Last year when our CEO Kelle O’Neal shared her thoughts on company culture in How We’re Making “Remote Work” Work, she talked about the importance of communication and cited tools and techniques we depend on. As we’ve added new consultants this year and built out our administrative staff, too, we’re focusing even more on being effective with our communications. Being…

Get to Know FSFP’s John Ladley

In December 2015, information management veteran John Ladley and his staff at IMCue Solutions, an enterprise information management (EIM) consultancy firm in St. Louis, merged with First San Francisco Partners (FSFP). Since that time, John has been a member of our firm’s management team overseeing the delivery of our consulting services to clients and being one of the key faces…

Celebrating First San Francisco Partners’ First 10 Years

Ten years ago this month, First San Francisco Partners (FSFP) came into being, opening our information management consulting services’ doors. The FSFP team and I are celebrating this milestone and, as they say, taking a walk down memory lane. In many ways, it seems like ages ago vs. a decade ago — but in other ways, it feels like only…

How We’re Making “Remote Work” Work

Recently, a friend of mine shared an article with me about Automattic, the maker of WordPress, and its remote work culture. We’ve been a virtual company since I started First San Francisco Partners (FSFP) back in 2007. Over the years as virtual companies have received more attention, I found that being the CEO of one makes me the subject of some curiosity.

The Heart of FSFP: Our Vision, Mission and Values

Company mission and vision statements — typically succinct, aspirational and memorable — are a powerful way of capturing just what the organization stands for. From well-known, mega-sized companies like Amazon and Clorox, their words paint a picture that’s equally grand.

New Site and New Blog Is Here!

It’s no ordinary Thursday for the First San Francisco Partners team. We’re celebrating the launch of a fully redesigned website and new company blog. We’re excited to share the new website with you, carefully crafted with your needs and interests in mind. Along with an updated look and feel, we’ve made the site easier to navigate – with streamlined menus and an improved site-wide search – and fully responsive to support any device or screen size.