• Headway in Research

    Workforce Solutions for the Research Industry

    You’re seeking high-quality data for qualitative and quantitative research projects. Over 25 years of experience supporting data collection with staffing and HR solutions equips Headway in Research to find the people you need to reach your objectives. We understand the industry inside out, with intimate, time-tested knowledge and a rich database of candidates to deliver a customized talent acquisition strategy that employs a specialized focus to ensure you’re receiving the best of the best.

    Research Recruiting & Contingent Staffing

    Headway in Research understands the industry inside out, with intimate, time-tested knowledge and a rich database of candidates. We deliver a customized talent acquisition strategy and employ a specialized focus that ensures you are getting the best of the best. 

    • Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) to streamline your recruiting strategy and provide scalable and efficient outsourced recruitment plans to meet your unique demands. 
    • Employer of Record (EOR) solutions to completely hand off the HR responsibilities and burden of workforce management to us, allowing you to focus on your project goals. 
    • Contingent staffing solutions to meet any enterprise and project-based needs made possible through our proprietary database comprised with over two million candidates nationwide ranging in skill set and functionality. 


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    Serving the Research Sector Across a Range of Industries

    We are the experts in multi state projects of any size in any industry allowing you to focus on the data that matters most to you. 

    • Federal, State or Local Government
    • Public Service Agencies
    • Private Sector Organizations
    SCA Compliance

    Types of Research We Support

    • Market Research/Intercept
      Timely and accurate market research gives you a competitive edge. Whether that looks like telephone interviewing, short-term intercept, or long-term field projects, Headway in Research has you covered​.
    • Social Science Research
      Your social science research gives you the insight to move forward with purpose and confidence. We have access to the talent database that can support your goals.
    • Political Canvassing/Call Centers
      Whether you are conducting polling research or launching a Get Out the Vote initiative, our experience and capability in political research staffing mean we are uniquely qualified to meet your needs. 

    Research Staffing for the Following Positions:


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    • Administrative Assistants
    • Direct Support Professionals
    • Recruitment Manager
    • Job Fair Greeter


    • Child Assessors
    • Classroom Assessors, Interviewers, & Observers
    • Counselors
    • CYB / School Counselors
    • Hall / Lunch / Student Monitors
    • School Liaisons
    • Session Facilitators
    • Speech & Language Pathologists
    • Institution Relations Specialists
    • Teachers / Teachers Aides
    • Tutors


    • Area Manager
    • Area Supervisor
    • District Manager
    • Store Manager
    • Assistant Manager
    • Regional Manager
    • Sales Manager
    • Seasonal Manager
    • Team Lead
    • General Manager
    • Key Holder
    • Supervisor

    Market Research / Intercept

    • Movie Pollster
    • Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewer (CATI)
    • Equipment Specialist
    • Field Interviewer
    • Research Interviewer
    • Team Lead
    • Bilingual Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewer (CATI)
    • Field Supervisor
    • Call Center Support
    • Child Assessor
    • Survey Administrator
    • Customer Service Rep

    Social Science Research

    • Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewer (CATI)
    • Assessor
    • Field Interviewer
    • Research Interviewer
    • Team Lead
    • Bilingual Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewer (CATI)
    • Traveling Phlebotomist
    • Field Supervisor
    • Assessment Administrator
    • Classroom Observer
    • Call Center Support
    • Technical Assistant
    • Child Assessor
    • Survey Administrator 
    • Test Administrator
    • Customer Service Representative

    Social Services

    • Bilingual Social Worker
    • Case Aide
    • Lead Case Manager
    • Military Family Life Counselors
    • Traveling Youth Care Worker
    • Youth Care Worker

    Political Canvassing / Call Centers

    • Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewer (CATI)
    • Field Interviewer 
    • Research Interviewer 
    • Team Lead 
    • Bilingual Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewer (CATI)
    • Field Supervisor  
    • Call Center Support
    • Child Assessor 
    • Survey Administrator
    • Political Canvasser 
    • Petition Field Associate 
    • Customer Service Rep

    Don't Take Our Word for It


    Here are some insights from our clients.


  • Headway has been a tremendous partner for us. Their responsiveness, accuracy and passion for customer service is outstanding.  Headway’s support allows us to focus on our core business knowing that our billing, collections, payroll and other back-office needs are well managed.  Without hesitation, I highly recommend Headway Workforce Solutions!   


    — Founder and Principal, HR & Career Management Firm

  • We have been working with Headway since 2016, which is over 5 years now!  Headway’s customer service far supersedes any of the other organizations we worked with in the past.  We have thrown them many challenges over the years, and they have always risen to those challenges.  Their processes and procedures have made our lives easier. They are flexible and responsive to any curveball that may come our way.  All members of the organization are very approachable and responsive. They have an excellent consultative approach to all new and different projects.  Their expertise in payroll across the country has helped us greatly, especially in those we were unfamiliar with. In addition, we can tell the organization truly cares about us as a client as well as the employees they service. 


    — Executive Director, Education and Staffing Solutions

  • From helping us create and build an onboarding system that fits our needs, to payroll and reporting that helps keep us on track, to HR support in sticky situations, the Headway team is always there with solutions that help better our business and help our teams have the best possible experience while being employed and working at our seasonal locations.    


    — Regional Manager in the Retail Industry

  • I wanted to take this moment to thank some of the people at Headway for all the above and beyond support your teams have continued to provide us with … THANK YOU!  


    — Regional Manager in the Retail Industry

  • We are strictly a seasonal business with zero year-round employees which means we start from scratch each year.  The Headway Team helps support us in this unique and crazy business by onboarding, handling payroll and all HR support to a brand-new team each season and much more! 


    — Regional Manager in the Retail Industry

  • We had been looking into bringing our concession operation in-house for years, but the fear of doubling our seasonal workforce always worried us. When we finally decided to do it bringing on Headway as a partner has made the transition seamless. They have given us the support needed to ramp up our staffing and be able to focus on customer service and making great food for our great fans.


    — General Manager in the Events and Entertainment Industry

  • Our organization's recent run of phenomenal growth in social science/survey research could not have occurred without the responsiveness and cost-effectiveness of Headway’s nationwide data collection staffing experience and strategic employment solutions. Headway has been a valued and trusted partner for nearly 15 years.


    — VP of Survey Research

  • We feel very fortunate to have found Headway at this stage in our organization’s growth. With studies operating in North Carolina and New York City, we needed temporary help for high volume survey administration and consent gathering. Headway staff recruited our local part-time helpers, who have been consistently reliable and dedicated to helping us produce high-quality research. As a growing research firm, we are now in the process of hiring six to ten new full-time employees to work on studies in a number of states and we are again turning to Headway to help us recruit, this time for our own full-time employees. Having this recruiting partner and leveraging their systems, expertise and reach, allows us to focus on what we do well rather than get overwhelmed with a short-term need to recruit. Alan, Laurie, and Ruth have all been professional, empathic, and dedicated to finding us the right people.


    — Director of Projects in the Policy and Research Industry

  • Headway exceeded our expectations by providing us with top of the line support for our staffing needs. They became a true extension of our team, adopting our initiatives as their own in order to ensure a streamlined effort to achieve our goals above and beyond.


    — Sr. Manager, Field Sales and Customer Activation

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