Why You Should Keep Hiring During the Holiday Season

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This post is contributed by Burtch Works recruiter Heidi Kalish, with input from Sandy Marmitt and Caroline Evans. While hiring activity in the analytics and marketing research markets has been strong this year, there is sometimes a tendency among companies to slow down as we enter Q4 and approach the holiday season. This post may… Read more »

Burtch Works Celebrates 10 Years: Our Recruiters Share Their Insights

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This October, we’re celebrating Burtch Works’ 10 Year Anniversary! In the past decade we’ve marked numerous accomplishments: expanding our team, creating the Burtch Works Studies, and adding new specialties to the mix, and of course the press mentions and being recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Best Recruiting Firms for the past few years…. Read more »

How to Write Job Descriptions for Senior-Level Data Science & Analytics Positions

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This post is contributed by Linda Burtch, Burtch Works’ Managing Director with 30+ years’ experience in quantitative recruiting As our latest hiring market research shows, 82% of data science and analytics teams are hiring this year, and many of them are not just backfilling due to attrition – they’re adding to headcount. Although the recent… Read more »

Flash Survey Results: Big Data Professionals Contacted More than Ever Before

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About 18 months ago (in August 2013) we conducted a “flash survey” of our network of over 10,000 analytics professionals and data scientists to determine how often they were approached by recruiters on LinkedIn, and how often they responded to recruiters’ requests. The results, while interesting, also hinted at a larger problem within “Big Data… Read more »

Flash Survey Results for Analytics Pros – Job Opportunities

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As you probably already know, I’m always interested in gathering information from and about the analytic community. Our salary study for Big Data professionals is the biggest project we’ve taken on within this mission, but recently we conducted a very brief “flash survey” of our connections regarding a topic that I’m hearing about more and more:… Read more »

Big Data Hits the Big Time, but at What Price?

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  “What Are The Odds That Stats Would Be This Popular?” That was the question Quentin Hardy asked in his NY Times piece last Friday (01/26/12). If you’ve been paying attention to this blog, you’d know that the odds have been good and are getting better. The real issue isn’t in the headline, but comes a couple of paragraphs down: “What… Read more »

The Great Potential of Linkedin

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As you have likely heard, Linkedin’s shares more than doubled in their first day of trading. Business growth may be sluggish in other arenas, but it is booming for today’s social networking sites. Linkedin alone has more than 100 million members, and has revolutionized the way people communicate–especially when it comes to networking. It has… Read more »

The Art of Building Relationships

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It’s been a remarkable year at Burtch Works. Sometimes it’s hard for me to believe it has been just a little over a year that we’ve been together in this new, flexible practice. Working nationwide, we have strengthened our many long-standing relationships and established some new ones. Here among the staff, we have welcomed a… Read more »