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Our Field Data Collection Staff: Lucero Galvan

Lucero Galvan, Headway data collector

High-quality data collection depends upon the utilization of high-quality data collectors who are able to effectively establish a respectful rapport with their respondents. These high-performing field interviewers are capable of eliciting the nuanced information that is necessary to ensure that comprehensive and representative data is collected during the interviewing process. While different interview methodologies require different… Read more »

Planes, Trains, and Bicycles Too: Transportation Research Surveys

Transportation research surveys, planes, subways, bicycles -- public transportation

The world is changing, almost faster than we can keep up, and nowhere is this more apparent than on the road and in the sky. Electric vehicles, hybrid SUVs, and driverless cars have arrived, and the emergence of a sharing economy has seen the rise of on-demand transportation; airlines and airports are flooded with higher… Read more »

Project Spotlight: The Home and Community Based Services Experience of Care Survey

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The Home and Community Based Services Experience of Care Survey is designed to provide standard performance metrics for HCBS programs. The Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS) is responsible for the oversight of and payment for Medicaid home and community-based services, which enable chronically ill and disabled Medicaid beneficiaries to receive care at home… Read more »

Project Spotlight: Childhood Obesity 360 TUFTS Study

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Childhood Obesity 360 TUFTS was a pilot study to inform the development of a national messaging campaign aimed at improving child health specific to food consumed in Quick Service Restaurants. The study was structured with one community serving as the intervention location, and another as the control. Previously collected baseline data was followed up with… Read more »

Behind the Scenes with Headway’s Senior VP of HR: Mary Thornbury

Mary Thornbury, Senior VP of HR

Headway Workforce Solutions operates across all fifty states. How do you keep up with the various regulations, like workers compensation, irregular tax codes, benefit options etc., that are specific to each state? While workers’ compensation management is fairly uniform across the board there are monopolistic states such as Ohio, Washington State, Wyoming and North Dakota,… Read more »

Project Spotlight: The Access-Point Angler Intercept Survey

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), sponsored a research study in which data collection staff conducted in-person interviews with marine recreational anglers along the east coast and in Puerto Rico. Field staff traveled to assigned sites to interview anglers about their fishing experiences, collect a variety of information, and… Read more »

Rocking the Retail World: E‑Commerce and the Challenges of Warehouse Staffing

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The rise of e-commerce has rocked the retail world. Shoppers can now order necessary items with unprecedented convenience. From the ease and comfort of their living room couch, consumers can order and checkout in minutes without ever having to step foot outside; without having to drive across town; without having to wander through aisles trying… Read more »

Project Spotlight: Early Education Initiative Ramps Up In US Malls

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Age of Learning’s initiative to grow their product, ABCmouse.com, and spread their passion for early childhood education is well underway. ABCmouse.com is an interactive, web-based product designed for children two to eight years old. They have just opened their 22nd mall-based location in Lone Tree, Colorado, and have ambitious plans for future expansion. Headway Workforce… Read more »

GRIT Report Insights in Qualitative Research: The Need for High-Quality Data Collectors

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The Primacy of High-Quality Data The latest GRIT report offered valuable insights into the needs and priorities of research scientists, the perspectives of research vendors, and the successes and constraints of the relationships that exist between the two. Researchers, unsurprisingly, accord the greatest primacy to the quality of the data derived from the research. There… Read more »

All About Headway’s Operations and Recruitment Team

Operations Leadership Team: Service Delivery for Recruitment and Staffing

What does strategic leadership mean to you? John – Strategic leadership to me means fostering the personal and professional development of the team with whom I am working, while, at the same time, maintaining a focus on realizing the long-term goals of the organization to which we all belong. Ruth – My idea of strategic… Read more »