Burtch Works Blog

With more activity in the quantitative and 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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Linda Burtch, Managing Director at Burtch Works | 30+ years’ experience in quantitative recruiting Salary negotiation is always a hot topic (our salary negotiation tips piece is one of our most popular posts), especially in fields like data science and analytics where the demand for talent is so high. To provide some numbers to illustrate… Read more »

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This blog is contributed by Jennifer Schmidt | Founder of J. Schmidt Consulting | 10+ years’ experience in HR and expert panelist for the International Institute for Analytics (IIA)   Does it Matter Who the Chief Analytics Officer Reports To? There are many options for where to have your analytics leader report.  Similar to a… 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. One of the most common topics we discuss with research professionals is what type of job they’re looking for next and how to determine if an opportunity will be a strong next step. We know that… Read more »

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This post is contributed by Stefan Vallentine, Burtch Works’ data science and analytics recruiting expert. While our recent hiring market research found that data scientists and analytics professionals change jobs about every 2.6 years, this often begs another question: when should you start looking for a new job? The answer often depends on many factors,… Read more »

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This blog is contributed by Mihir Modi, Burtch Works’ recruiting specialist focused in operations research and supply chain With opportunities in operations research and supply chain continuing to increase, and more industries turning to data to optimize and refine their processes, roles in this space are beginning to expand in their scope. As these roles… Read more »

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This post is contributed by Caroline Evans, Burtch Works’ data engineering recruiting specialist. As the data engineering field continues to evolve alongside shifts and advancements in technology, there have been some specializations emerging that focus on different backgrounds and job responsibilities. Job titles are of course fluid and can vary greatly depending on the organization –… Read more »

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This blog is contributed by Heidi Kalish, Burtch Works’ data science & analytics recruiting expert that specializes in the financial services industry A few months ago we posted a blog with our 2019 predictions for analytics & data science in financial services, one of which was that the Center of Excellence model for quantitative teams… 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 Too often onboarding of new employees – including new senior leaders – consists of two weeks of awkward meet and greets, delivery of huge amounts of information… Read more »

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Linda Burtch, Managing Director at Burtch Works | 30+ years’ experience in quantitative recruiting While the results of our recent quantitative hiring flash survey showed many teams are looking to hire data scientists and analytics professionals, we’re always curious to look at other measures of market activity! While employers may look to these numbers to… 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. The results of our recent hiring flash survey showed many teams are looking to hire research & insights professionals and our recent salary report showed compensation increases for researchers last year, so we wanted to take… Read more »