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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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Each year for the past six years, we’ve asked data scientists and analytics professionals whether they prefer to use SAS, R, or Python and examined their responses to see how tool preferences vary by a variety of factors. What began as a “spirited” debate between SAS and R users in 2014 and 2015, became even more animated when… Read more »

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This post is contributed by Burtch Works’ web and digital analytics recruiting team. Evaluating candidates for a role can be complicated and complex, especially as digital roles are becoming more technical and prior experience is even more of a priority. But, evaluating digital candidates doesn’t have to be a rough experience. Here are some tips… Read more »

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This post is contributed by Burtch Works’ marketing research and consumer insights recruiting team. As experts in marketing research and insights recruiting, clients often ask us for guidance when it comes to job descriptions and how to best communicate a role on paper. Whether you’re part of a large Fortune 50 company with a long-established… 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 This is the second of a two-part series on successful onboarding. Part One examined best practices for companies onboarding new employees, and in this installment, I examine… Read more »

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This post is contributed by Burtch Works’ data engineering recruiting team. As I wrote about last year, the expansion of data teams means that, increasingly, data engineers are working alongside data scientists to prepare data for analysis and put data products into production. Being a recruiter that specializes in data engineering roles, I often get… Read more »

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This post is contributed by Burtch Works’ web and digital analytics recruiting team. With companies increasing their focus on methods of attribution, lead acquisition, and traffic monitoring for their digital consumers, many are increasingly looking for digital hires that are skilled at tag management to make this happen. Burtch Works wrote about the surge in… Read more »

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This post is an excerpt from our newly-released 2019 Data Science & Predictive Analytics Salary Report. Download the full report to learn more about the latest salaries and hiring trends. With the distinction between data scientists and professionals in analytics roles growing fuzzier by the day, this year, for the first time, we’ve combined our separate… Read more »