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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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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 ...

eLearning, Learning technologies, human capital, digital training

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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How Working Across Teams Can Improve Client Outcomes

Involving multiple teams on projects is a great way to obtain diverse perspectives and combine expertise for a successful research outcome. At Fors Marsh Group, we have the opportunity to incorporate researchers from different divisions onto project teams in order to better serve our clients. While this approach is not necessary for all of our projects, it can provide a client ...

Military vs. Corporate Recruiting

The military services collectively need to recruit more than 200,000 new members each year.  While recruiting for any company is a numbers game, the Military is not Google; the way the Military needs to attract and screen candidates fundamentally differs from what works in the private sector. A few factors clearly set the Military apart from other employers: The Military holds ...

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The Future of Data Science and Technology

In April, I attended Technology, Mind & Society (TMS)—an interdisciplinary conference organized by the American Psychological Association. The three-day event saw scientists, industry, and policymakers come together to learn about emerging technologies, including computer-human interaction, artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality (VR), and the Internet of Things. Hea ...

The Benefits of Moderator Training

Earlier this month, several members of the FMG team attended an intensive training led by the RIVA Training Institute that focused on the fundamentals of moderating. The training offers an experiential environment for students to learn about focus groups in the context of qualitative market research. RIVA is considered the gold standard in terms of moderator training providers, ...

Importance of Career Development In Organizational Success

In celebration of National Career Development Association’s National Career Development Day, we wanted to mark the occasion with a blog post dedicated to the importance of career development and remind organizations to invest in more structured career development platforms for their employees. According to a study conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (2012), individua ...

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