Burtch Works Blog

With more activity in the research landscape than ever before, Linda Burtch and the rest of the Burtch Works team always have something to say about this rapidly shifting field. Check back often for our top career advice, new flash survey results, and expert opinions on changes in the market that could affect your career or company.

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At Burtch Works, we like to run periodic “flash surveys” on our network of thousands of analytics professionals and data scientists, since it’s a great way to gauge changes in the market! After seeing a few surveys about why business professionals change jobs, we were curious to see what would motivate analytics and data science… Read more »

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Machine learning buzz has seemingly taken the world by storm – but which groups are most likely to use these techniques, and how does usage vary by industry? As machine learning techniques have become much more ubiquitous in the data science and analytics community over the past few years, we decided it was high time… Read more »

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This post is an excerpt from our newly-released report, The Burtch Works Study: Salaries of Data Scientists 2018, which examines updated compensation and demographic data for data scientists. Download the full report for free to see how data science salaries vary by experience level, region, industry, and more, plus our insights on how these trends will shape the… Read more »

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This post is contributed by Karla Ahern and Kit Nordmark, Burtch Works’ marketing research and consumer insights recruiting specialists. Learn more about salaries, job search tips, and hiring market trends, all tailored specifically for research & insights professionals in our webinar recording! As recruiters that specialize in research and insights roles, we often end up playing… Read more »

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This post is an excerpt from our newly-released report, The Burtch Works Study: Salaries of Data Scientists 2018, which examines updated compensation and demographic data for data scientists. Download the full report for free to see how data science salaries vary by experience level, region, industry, and more, plus our insights on how these trends will shape… Read more »

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Linda Burtch, Managing Director at Burtch Works | 30+ years’ experience in quantitative recruiting After taking a look at Attrition and Tenure of data scientists and predictive analytics professionals over the past year, we decided to survey hiring managers to see if the shifts among professionals were reflected in employers’ hiring intentions for the beginning… Read more »

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This post is contributed by Karla Ahern and Kit Nordmark, Burtch Works’ marketing research and consumer insights recruiting specialists. Now that we’ve examined job change and tenure data for the marketing research and consumer insights talent pool in our Attrition & Tenure study, we decided to ask hiring managers about their personnel strategy for this first… Read more »

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This post is contributed by Tim Ressmeyer | Founding Partner of Ressmeyer Partners and Executive Leadership Coach | 20 years’ experience as an executive in analytics and marketing research roles “Collaboration” might seem like a fuzzy term to many leaders. Yet the costs of poor collaboration are concrete, and can be quite painful. Effective collaboration in research… Read more »

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This post is contributed by Karla Ahern and Kit Nordmark, Burtch Works’ marketing research and consumer insights recruiting specialists. As we pointed out in our 2018 trends post, there are several hiring market shifts that continue to impact the marketing research and consumer insights field. Among other things, some changes in team structure have affected the… Read more »