Posts tagged skills
So, You Hired a Data Scientist – Now What?

You’ve spent a lot of time and energy finding just the right person to fill your new data scientist role. The individual has settled into the position and is proving to be a successful hire for your organization. Looking forward, what can you do to retain the individual and help him or her stay engaged and successful?

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What Makes A Great Analytics Professional?

With the tidal wave of big data upon us, organizations need the right analytical talent to use this data to make important business decisions. But many hiring managers are in the dark as to the traits of a great analytics professional, and many misconceptions exist. In many instances, organizations focus too narrowly on a person’s technical skills. While strong technical skills are necessary, these skills alone are not sufficient. To be a great analytics professional, individuals need critical “soft skills” which include commitment, creativity, business savvy, presentation skills, and intuition.

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Keep Your Data Scientist... Send Me A Data Artist!

There is a lot of hype about the new position of “Data Scientist” (see January’s Fortune magazine). I am always happy for analytics professionals to get recognition and excitement about what we do and I’m not really hung up on what title is used. However, if you take the time to think about it, the roles and responsibilities of a data scientist are virtually identical to what analytics people have been doing for years - a fact that seems to get lost at times.

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