6 Tips for Hiring Data Scientists (Besides High Salaries)

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A data science team can be an immense value-add to an organization, but, although many organizations are jumping on board, hiring data scientists can still present a significant challenge. Despite the recent influx of professionals into the data science talent pool, data scientists still remain incredibly difficult to find and hire, especially now with so… Read more »

Tips for Using Assignments in Marketing Research Hiring

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This post is contributed by Burtch Works’ marketing research and consumer insights recruiting specialists. Looking for a new way to evaluate potential marketing research talent? Employers are increasingly turning to assessment exercises as an additional step to gauge an applicant’s abilities before bringing them on board. These can come in many shapes and sizes and… Read more »

Predictions for the 2016 Analytics & Data Science Hiring Market

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Read our latest predictions for 2017 here! Linda Burtch, Managing Director at Burtch Works | 30+ years’ experience in quantitative recruiting 2020 predictions are out! Check out this post to see the latest top trends. Over the past two years, when I’ve set out to write my predictions list, each post began the same way: the… Read more »

Flash Survey Results: Which Analytics Pros get the Best Perks?

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Recently, several companies, including Facebook, announced they would be offering extended paid leave for new parents. I found myself wondering, which industries are most likely to dole out untraditional perks like this to their data analytics teams? Tech companies may seem like the obvious choice, but there are certainly many other companies that offer up… Read more »

2016 Trends to Watch in Marketing Research Hiring

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We recently released our third annual Burtch Works Study: Salaries of Marketing Research Professionals, with updated salaries and demographic information on over 750 researchers across the US. There were a number of notable hiring trends that took hold over the past year, so Burtch Works’ Marketing Research team put together this executive summary to share… Read more »

3 Ways to Make Your Company Appeal to Data Scientists

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This is an excerpt from our newly released data science salary study, to download the full report with more detailed compensation data, demographic information, and how data science salaries compare to predictive analytics salaries, click here. Although assertions about data scientists sometimes border on hyperbolic (I’ve yet to meet a newly-graduated data scientist earning $300,000+,… Read more »

Compensation of Data Scientists: Insights from the Past Year

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The following is an excerpt from our newly released data science salary study, to download the full report with more detailed compensation data, demographic information, and how data science salaries compare to predictive analytics salaries, click here. We are pleased to present our update to the first-of-its-kind 2014 report, The Burtch Works Study: Salaries of… Read more »

Not Just a Title: How to Identify a Data Scientist

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Update 2018: This post has been updated to reflect our most recent criteria from our 2018 data science salary study, released in May 2018.   After our much-debated blog post, 4 Ways to Spot a Fake Data Scientist, many readers were curious to know what criteria Burtch Works uses to identify data scientists, since the title itself… Read more »