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10 Mistakes To Avoid When Searching And Applying For A Job

At Headway Workforce Solutions, we connect with countless job seekers, like you, searching for their next great opportunity. Many of you discover Headway while searching and applying for jobs online through job boards, social media, and community organizations.  When you submit your resume, we ensure that you are matched to an excellent company through our… Read more »

3 Job Interview Practices to Help Make You the Best Candidate

At times it feels as if landing a job is only a matter of luck – especially when you have done everything to prepare, like writing a stellar resume, having the right attitude, and practicing your interview. Additionally, hearing you are a “qualified and appreciated candidate” sounds nice, but feedback like that does not give… Read more »

Better Field Interviewers Acquire Better Data

data quality, integrity, validity, accuracy

Data, in research, is everything—and not just the accumulation of data in general, but the acquisition of high-quality data by a sound and replicable methodology. Just as the 2017 APPAM conference is focusing on the importance of rigorous measurement, so has the 2017 GRIT report reiterated that the primary concern of research scientists remains data… Read more »

4 tips for creating a positive and professional social media presence

After applying to job after job with no results, one might wonder, “What am I doing wrong?” Yes, rewriting your resume and cover letter are great ways to improve your chances of getting noticed. However, have you considered that maybe an employer has already gotten a glimpse of you? That’s right! I’m talking about your social media… Read more »

The Critical Need for High-Quality Data Collectors: Avoiding Misinformation

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Research survey budgets are tight and scientists are increasingly concerned with obtaining high-quality data at the lowest possible cost. The budget of any research project depends upon a number of factors and can vary from one project to another. While web-based survey can be the most economical way in which to rapidly reach a large… Read more »

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

home care, in home survey, face-to-face survey, field interviewer, medicaid

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

fast food, child health, obesity study, messaging campaign

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 »