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Reminder: Your Participation Needed in Two Research Studies

NFDA has agreed to work with two organizations to conduct two different research studies. A random sample of NFDA members have been selected to receive survey invitations. If you received one, we hope you consider completing the survey. Your participation in either study is entirely voluntary and all of your responses will be kept confidential. Including input from members of the NFDA is crucial to the quality of these studies.

  • Mass-fatality Management Study: Mass-fatality preparedness is an essential component of emergency preparedness. To assess our nation's level of mass-fatality preparedness, Dr. Robyn Gershon of the University of California San Francisco and colleagues at Columbia University and Loyola University Maryland have been awarded a research grant by the National Science Foundation. As part of this study, the researchers have created a survey to assess the funeral industry's level of preparedness for mass-fatality incidents. The researchers intend to use the survey data to make recommendations and develop tools to help funeral director be better prepared. The results from this study at an aggregate level will be shared with all NFDA members.
      
  • Cues that Indicate an Employee is Quitting or Staying Put: Professor Tim Gardner from the Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University is studying the cues that can help employers predict which employees will choose to leave an organization to work somewhere else. The survey will ask you to describe the behaviors you have observed from an employee that you currently supervise. In approximately 10 months, you will be contacted again for the second part of this study. The conclusions from this study at an aggregate level will be shared with all NFDA members. As an incentive to participate, in Gardner's survey, respondents will have a 1-in-150 chance of winning a 16 gigabyte, Wi-Fi enabled, iPad Mini valued at $400.