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Small Steps, Big Differences - Embracing National Wellness Week

featured / advertising research / health research / in the news

With beach season in the rearview mirror and holiday festivities ahead, I feel tempted this time of year to pull out my sweaters, find a cozy fire and hibernate for the winter. Unlike January, I find the fall a particularly difficult season to try and "overhaul" one aspect of my health - such as starting a ‘diet' program or instituting a new fitness regimen. Yet in 2011, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) chose September as the month to celebrate National Wellness Week (this year, September 13-19) in an effort to promote the importance of not just nutrition and physical fitness, but the many other aspects of what it means to be "well." SAMHSA defines wellness as "not the absence... more

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FMG’s Wellness Committee Steps It Up for Health

featured / employee health / fmg culture

A lot of recent advertising and media uses scare tactics to get people to move more. While dramatic, it is no secret that a sedentary lifestyle can be extremely dangerous to both physical and mental health. As more Americans choose to treat disease rather than prevent it, some of the most simple reminders and suggestions are ignored for get-fit-quick fads and gimmicks. At Fors Marsh Group, we established a Wellness Committee in late 2014 with the goal of promoting healthy lifestyle choices, and the intent of ensuring employees have a chance to partake in office-sponsored activities allowing employees to move more – DURING the workday.

FMG Wellness Step Challenge

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Game Changer? Smokeless Tobacco Knocked Out of the Park in Boston

featured / tobacco / behavioral research / health research

Nationals’ Bryce Harper drew attention earlier this year when fans saw his cheek packed with what turned out to be an herbal mixture. Despite the Major League Baseball (MLB) restrictions on using chewing tobacco during televised interviews (but notably not during the game) and on carrying tobacco packages in uniform pockets, little progress has been made to disassociate baseball and chewing tobacco.

The MLB player’s union has stood firm in its opposition to banning smokeless tobacco use despite health concerns and last summer’s passing of hall of famer Tony Gwynn, who attributed salivary gland cancer to his smokeless tobacco use. The union’s argument is a common one when it comes to tobacco control opposition – personal choice. New players off the field, however, are... more

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Fors Marsh Group Makes Inc. 500|5000 List for Third Consecutive Year

featured / news / blog / in the news

Arlington, Va., September 2, 2015 – Inc. Magazine ranked Fors Marsh Group No. 4,285 on its 34th annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. This is the third consecutive year Fors Marsh Group (FMG) made the list.

Inc 5000 Fors Marsh Group

The 34th annual Inc. 5000 list takes a comprehensive look at America’s independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Yelp, Pandora, Timberland, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, LinkedIn, Zillow, and many other well-known names previously gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 5000. Compiled from percentage revenue growth over a three-year period, the 2015 list represents the most competitive group of privately-owned companies in Inc. 5000 history. As part of... more

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Thriving in Times of Tremendous Company Growth - Focus on Teamwork

organizational performance / organizational health / fmg culture / featured / blog

Fors Marsh Group just made the Inc 5000 list for the third year in a row. We are surrounded by a number of other companies throughout the country experiencing tremendous growth - especially in regard to the number of employees they are hiring. So far in 2015, FMG has seen a huge surge in growth - with over 32 new hires since January 1, and another 10 expected before 2016. While extremely exciting, companies facing this much growth should realize that now is the time to put a strong emphasis on teamwork, a topic we all know something about, but many of us might not practice effectively. Growth Teamwork Fors Marsh Group In the past few months,... more

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Kids These Days - Considering Workforce Trends in the Design of Recruiting Strategies

featured / organizational performance / generational research / military research / recruiting

Organizations' future success is facilitated by their ability to generate interest in joining among potential organizational members. As current members retire, turnover, and change positions within the organization, they create vacancies that must be filled with new talent. Social influence, qualification factors, and historic events impact organizational recruitment. Prior research has shown that youth career choices, such as entering military service , are influenced by what they think their friends and family will think; the environment (e.g., unemployment, tuition costs); and whether they can qualify for service. When applicant pools are small or lack qualifications, recruiting becomes a focus. In contrast, selection processes are emphasized when applicant pools are more robust. Although often it seems to be feast or famine and some specialized field regularly... more

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