The US could have as many as 250,000 open data science jobs by 2024 (InfoWorld), and the data science skills gap will find companies scrambling to train or hire talent in the coming years. So, the war for data science talent is real.
Knowing what motivates a data scientist to change jobs can provide valuable insight on how you can attract data scientists as well as shed light on how to retain the data scientists you may already have on your team. Over the course of speaking with hundreds of data science professionals, one of the first questions I like to ask is, “What is the motivating factor for you to change jobs?”
Author: Mary Ann Hunt