In the era of big data, much has been written about how difficult it is to find analytics pros, otherwise known as data scientists. A 2011 McKinsey study claimed that by 2018 the U.S. could face a shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 such professionals, as well as 1.5 million managers and analysts needed to analyze big data and make decisions based on their findings.
This article assumes you’ve already been lucky or skilled enough to hire some of these rare people and covers how to keep them engaged and retained. Mu Sigma employs nearly 2,000 data scientists, so we have a lot of experience keeping them happy.
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