What it takes to hire top data science talent

When it comes to hiring data scientists, top salaries and free food may not be enough. Given the current crunch for data science talent, it might seem like the usual laundry list of startup-like benefits and perks targeted at rockstar tech talent —on-site gyms, break rooms with video games and pool tables, and so on — could give your organization an edge. 

But the truth is, most data scientists we’ve spoken to want something deeper and more meaningful — and it all has to do with the work. According to a survey by Burtch Works Executive Recruiting, 82 percent of organizations are planning to hire analytics or data science professionals and 70 percent also expect to expand their analytics and data science teams in the first half of 2019. That’s great news for data science professionals, but bad news for companies who are trying to hire while the market is experiencing a shortage of data scientists.

Author: Sarah K. White

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