Comment: How to attract and retain a data scientist in 2017

Hailed by the Harvard Business Review as the “Sexiest job of the 21st Century” and by Glassdoor as the “Best Job of the Year” 2016. The role of the data Scientist has been on the rise for some time and shows no sign of slowing down, as data becomes an increasingly valuable commodity to consumer facing businesses.

In fact, Dr. Andrew Chamberlain, Glassdoor’s chief economist, described it as being “one of the hottest and fastest growing jobs we’re seeing right now”. In 2017 we expect the demand will surge and with this, we are likely to see a broadening data skills gap and a serious shortage of good candidates.

Author: Orlando Martins

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