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How to Support Mental Health in the Workplace

Mental illness is pervasive, with one in five adults experiencing its effects in a given year. Chances are you have a friend, family member, or coworker living with a mental illness—although you may not know it. For the 46.6 million people who are impacted by mental illness, Mental Illness Awareness Month is likely not something they openly acknowledge because of the stigma tha ...

Fors Marsh Group Partners with Year Up National Capital Region (NCR)

Making a Difference Through Mission-Aligned Partnerships

Fors Marsh Group (FMG) is committed to making decisions that generate growth and create impact for our employees, clients, and communities. As a Certified B Corporation, we believe we can create sustainable, positive change by partnering with local, mission-aligned organizations in many different ways. To build on this effort, FMG partnered with Year Up National Capital Region ...

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Three Ways to Empower Emergency Preparedness Programs at Your Organization

September’s a busy month for the staff at Fors Marsh Group (FMG)—whether it’s helping our federal clients wrap up activities at the end of the fiscal year, putting our data scientists’ expertise to the test to line up the best fantasy football team, or getting our families back into the school-year swing of things, we’re always on the go.  Amidst all of the hustle and bustle, t ...

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Performance Measures: The Missing Link in Competency Models

The US Federal Government has become a leader in defining and organizing skill sets into positions and career roadmaps. Yet the struggle to design jobs that really align to organizational missions continues to be the subject of Human Capital analysis. To really understand the challenge, its important to know what is in a model and what you usually won’t find there. What is a p ...

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What’s Wrong With Your Survey?

What ever happened to President-elect Thomas E. Dewey that early readers of the Chicago Daily Tribune read about on the morning of November 3, 1948? The mood must have been festive in New York City’s Roosevelt Hotel where Dewey and his campaign gathered to await the results of the 1948 presidential election the night before. Thomas Dewey, the Governor of New York and the Republ ...

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Three Ways to Make eLearning Relatable to the Learner

Several years ago I was a member of a rapidly expanding team of instructional designers. Once a month, we would get together to review either our own internal materials, or other outside learning products. My favorite were the external products, because they were either going to be extremely good, or horrifically bad. When confronted with a particularly bad example of e-learnin ...

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The Full Data Picture

At Fors Marsh Group (FMG), we pride ourselves on pairing traditional research methods with new computational advances to ensure we are getting the fullest possible perspective. We always seek the “right way” for any given research question; recent projects have included everything from focus groups to big data analytics—and even physiological data. But the data landscape is cha ...

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Coalition Building Creates More Resilient Communities

How can communities across the United States improve their disaster preparedness, response, and long-term recovery? This was a central question at the National Association of County and City Health Officials’ (NACCHO) Preparedness Summit. As the crises facing our nation change from year to year—including drug-resistant bacteria, rising sea levels, and the opioid epidemic—creat ...

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Fresh from the “Kitchen”: FVAPs New Standardized UOCAVA Data

One of the biggest changes I have experienced in my move to the Elections Research team at Fors Marsh Group is the extent to which I get a close-up look at key research before it’s released. As I’ve told several people, it’s like the #electiongeek equivalent of transitioning from foodie to sous chef – going from a connoisseur of fine data to someone intimately familiar with the ...

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Three Emerging Trends in Emergency Management

Increasingly, Americans face several types of threats to our security, including natural, man-made, and technological. As threats intensify, the way public and private organizations work together must progress as well. Protecting citizens from security threats requires a comprehensive and strategic approach from all organizations within the field of emergency management. At For ...

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