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Fors Marsh Group Awarded GSA HCaTS Contract

news / government / human capital / human resources / federal contracting / featured
OCTOBER 14, 2016 — ARLINGTON, VA Fors Marsh Group LLC, an Arlington, VA-based, research & consulting firm, will now offer professional training and workforce performance improvement services to federal agencies under the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Human Capital and Training Services (HCaTS) contract schedule. "Since our founding, we have supported talent recruiting and retention, career development and management, and internal communication practices to allow organizations to positively impact morale and improve organizational effectiveness," said Ben Garthwaite, Senior Vice President. "This award was highly competitive and recognizes the diverse talents and capabilities of our team and our steadfast commitment to providing human capital services that make a difference." The HCaTS solution represents an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (MA-IDIQ) task order contract vehicle with an $11.5 billion... more
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Make Telework Work for You: Best Practices and Tips

featured / career development / telework / human resources
Yesterday, I discussed the rise of teleworking policies, which allow employees to work from home or any other remote location, throughout the private and public sector. It’s no surprise that these policies are becoming more popular, due to the flexibility they offer to employees, their benefits for recruiting and retaining high-performing employees, and their ability to improve work-life balance. Some companies are actually reducing their footprint (and operating costs) by eliminating their brick and mortar presence through a 100% remote workforce, others offer it only as a scheduled or situational benefit. Situational telework typically refers to working remotely due to infrequent inclement weather or transportation issues, but it also includes allowing certain employees who are unable to report to the organization’s location due to their... more
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The New Era of Telework: Benefits and Drawbacks

featured / careers / in the news / personnel development / human resources
Even in the face of metro outages or inclement weather, productivity loss has remained minimal in the Washington, D.C. metro area—at least among professional workers. This can be largely attributed to the number of both private and public sector organizations with policies in place that allow for scheduled, occasional, or situational remote work. This practice is commonly referred to as teleworking or telecommuting, and typically includes the following:
  • Replacement of time spent working in the office with time spent working from a remote location (often the employee’s own home)
  • The use of telecommunication technology (e.g., phone, email, instant messaging)
The federal government has long been on the forefront of implementing policies and technology that ensure that... more
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