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Data Collection: The Advantage of a Traveling Team

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Market and social research surveys frequently require timely data collection from specific geographies. In an era of declining response rates and decreased funding for field interviewer training, and with a lack of human resources in designated geographies, a traveling data collection team provides a reliable solution for high-quality data gathering. An Experienced Team A traveling… Read more »

The NRR Metric – Revolutionizing the Contact Center Sector

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In today’s on-demand culture, companies that wish to maintain a competitive edge need to pay careful attention to the needs and wants of their customers. Contact centers are an important mechanism by which companies can not only take the pulse of their consumer base via survey sampling but can also make themselves available to address… Read more »

7 Tips To Landing A Job When You Lack Work Experience

Searching for a job when you lack work experience can feel like you are chasing a pipe dream. With some opportunities requiring 5+ years of experience and entry level positions needing 1-2 years, you might wonder, “How can I get hired when I need experience to gain experience?” Whether you are entering the workforce after… Read more »

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

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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

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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

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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 »