As a relatively new role, “data guru” is a challenging job specification to draft for. Organisations are seeking highly-skilled and well-educated individuals to fulfil the position but, the truth is, the data scientist an organisation needs is not a guru, but a colleague.
Most organisations forget that recruiting the right talent is just as much about them as it is about the potential candidates. For example, does the organisation provide an interesting and successful environment for the data scientist to thrive in? Does it create new opportunities and positions for data scientists? Does it support its data scientists and allow them the freedom to work creatively?
Author: Eva Murray