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Supporting Employee Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

In a few short months, our world has changed. The emergence of COVID-19 has touched all our lives and there isn’t a clear end in sight. The fear, anxiety, and stress will undoubtedly have psychological repercussions on a global scale as far reaching as the disease itself. We’re already seeing an increase in mental health concerns across the United States. Remote therapy service ...

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Qual, Quant, and Quarantine

Health events and outbreaks can happen at any time, and as we have seen with COVID-19, they can happen fast. In these situations, it is important for researchers conducting in-person data collection to consider their own health and safety, the possibility of becoming a vector for illness through their travels, and the health and safety of their participants. However, when a hea ...

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How Fors Marsh Group Is Preparing Its Staff and Its Business for COVID-19

As a mission-driven certified B Corporation, Fors Marsh Group (FMG) works with clients across the country and the world to solve social, commercial, and health-related challenges. Our research, evaluation, and health communication experts are accustomed to tackling complex challenges, but we are grappling these days with the same question many companies are: What does it look l ...

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A Researcher’s Tips for Combating Implicit Bias

As researchers, we strive for impartiality when talking to participants, allowing them to speak openly without judgement or fear of recourse. This helps us reveal patterns of behavior or perceptions held by individuals from diverse walks of life. However, pure impartiality requires constant vigilance and personal awareness because our brains are wired to make snap judgements a ...

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Is Your Research Report Causing Harm

As discussed in Labels and Identities in Research Reports, the language that social scientists and researchers choose to use in their reports is an important first step to reducing bias. In many cases, the research produced in these reports has far-reaching implications. Using person-centric, specific language can help reduce bias and ensure the presentation of research is clea ...

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No There Isn’t a Draft: Sustaining Our All-Volunteer Force

Rising tensions with Iran have been met with a number of questions (and lots and lots of memes) about the  existence of the federal program that provides a rapid and robust response system in the event of a national emergency, commonly known as “the draft.” So many questions that the Selective Service System’s (SSS) website crashed as a result of heightened traffic. Add malicio ...

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Labels and Identities in Research Reports

As social scientists, we have a responsibility to use our research to make positive changes in society—that’s why “Impactful Work” remains one of FMG’s core values. Our commitment to impactful work is an important part of how we conduct and report research. Even beyond promoting greater social conscientiousness and reducing bias, appropriate reporting is a matter of scientific ...

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Preparing for the 2020 Election

On Tuesday, January 14, Fors Marsh Group’s (FMG) election experts will participate in the United States Election Assistance Commission’s (EAC) 2020 Election Summit. The summit gathers the nation’s election community for lively discussion on key issues such as ensuring accessibility for voters with disabilities and securing the process against outside threats. As trusted adviso ...

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The Impact One Toy Can Make: Furthering Diversity and Inclusion

For many people, the holiday season is synonymous with giving thanks, spreading joy, and sharing what we have with others.  Charitable giving is one way that Fors Marsh Group (FMG) gives back to our local community.   Our annual Thanksgiving food drive and end-of-year toy drive are both parts of a company-wide effort dating back to 2015.  This year, the Diversity and Inclusion ...

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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 ...

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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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