Data Science Talent Shortage Drives Demand for Contractors

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July 19, 2018 | Jessica Davis | InformationWeek Read the original post here.   Unable to find the perfect candidate for data science job openings, companies are leaving full-time employee positions unfilled for months, bridging the gap with contractors. Data scientists are notoriously in short supply. Employers are willing to pay a premium to hire… Read more »

Data Scientists: Does Big Data Hype Equal Big Data Salaries?

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June 28 2017 | Terri Williams | Goodcall Read the original post here.   As the author Ethel Watts Mumford once said, “Knowledge is power, if you know it about the right person.” Depending on the organization, “the right person” might be customers, clients, suppliers, employees, students, competitors, or cybercriminals. The definition might vary, but… Read more »

Data Science Skills Gap May Be Narrowing

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June 17, 2017 | George Leopold | Datanami Read the original post here.   Big data “hype” has attracted more new data scientists, thereby driving down salaries for new entrants for the first time in four years, according to a salary survey. The annual survey released by the executive recruiter Burtch Works also found that… Read more »

Microsoft Uses STEM Saturdays to Give Students Hands-On Experience

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May 17, 2017 | Terri Williams | Writer, GoodCall Read the original post here. Demand for STEM workers continues to increase at a breakneck pace. For example, while U.S. tech employment has reached 7.3 million, that’s not enough workers to keep up with demand. The challenge is to get more students interested in STEM subjects,… Read more »

Is There a Disconnect Between Popular Degrees and In-Demand Degrees?

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May 15, 2017 | Terri Williams | Writer, GoodCall Read the original post here. Are college students finally listening to employers? While business administration has long been the most popular degree, the rest of the list of common degrees once included communications, education, marketing and market research, elementary education, psychology, nursing, accounting, psychology, criminal justice,… Read more »

Burtch Works Fills Chief Data Scientist Role, Upside Travel

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March 28th 2017 | Dale M. Zupsansky | Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media Read the original post here.   Executive search firm Burtch Works has placed Adam Holmes as chief data scientist at Upside Travel, Priceline founder Jay Walker’s new startup that uses big data to optimize travel deals for business travelers. Founder and managing director, Linda Burtch, led the assignment…. Read more »

SAS, Canonical turn silly over open source

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March 24, 2017 | Matt Asay | InfoWorld Read the original post here.   One vendor incites fear of open source software, the other continues to oversell it. Neither is correct Roughly 26 years after Linux pushed open source into mainstream enterprise adoption, we’re still debating how big a role open source should play —… Read more »

Burtch Works Lands Chief Data Scientist for Upside Travel

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March 20, 2017 Upside Travel, Priceline Founder Jay Walker’s new startup that uses big data to optimize travel deals for business travelers, has hired Adam Holmes as their Chief Data Scientist. Holmes will spearhead the firm’s use of terabytes of data delivered daily from online hotel and airline reservation partners in order to most effectively… Read more »

Burtch Works Included in Top 100 Recruiting Firms

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November 21, 2016 Burtch Works Executive Recruiting, specialists in analytics and market research recruiting, is now a part of Hunt Scanlon Media’s Industry Media Center, a global listing of the top 100 recruiting firms. Hunt Scanlon is the go-to resource for recruiting news and information, and they recently unveiled this curated list of select recruiting… Read more »

Emerging Jobs: Predictive Analytics Professionals in Demand

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November 8, 2016 | Terri Williams | Goodcall Read the original post here.   Big data means big business these days, and companies clamor for people who can translate data into insight and solutions. Predictive analytics, business intelligence, and data science are among the professions in high demand, and some companies even lament the fact… Read more »