Artificial Intelligence Changes from 2020 to 2021


Artificial Intelligence changes

Appen, an artificial intelligence (AI) assisted data annotation platform with 1125 employees globally, recently published a whitepaper entitled The State of AI and Machine Learning. It wasn’t really a comprehensive review of artificial intelligence changes but it did touch on a few interesting points about “How the AI industry continues to evolved in a world… Read more »

Market Research versus Marketing Research – Is There a Difference?


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If you aren’t a market researcher, the difference between the terms Market Research versus Marketing Research probably doesn’t keep you up at night. The two terms are often used interchangeably in the market research industry. But clarity in language is an important factor in doing good market research so it does warrant discussion. The critical… Read more »

Leveraging Pharmaceutical Advanced Analytics


leveraging pharmaceutical advanced analytics

“Without a doubt, leveraging advanced analytics presents a real and significant opportunity for the pharmaceutical industry,” reports McKinsey in a 2018 article. Pharmaceutical companies know this, they just don’t know how to achieve and quantify business impact beyond hiring the data scientists and investing in the IT infrastructure. McKinsey puts forth five key principles companies… Read more »

The Great Resignation


great resignation

Microsoft’s Annual Work Trends Index reported recently that 41% of the global workforce is thinking of leaving their jobs. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported a 20 year record when 4 million people quit their jobs in April 2021. Have we survived the Great Pandemic to now experience an economy-busting Great Resignation? No… Read more »

Happy Independence Day!


Happy Independence Day

Happy Independence Day from all of the Executive Recruiters at Smith Hanley Associates!   Pharmaceutical Industry   Eda Zullo, Commercial Analytics,   Nancy Ragonese, Sales and Marketing,   Lindsey Bartlett, Consumer Insights,   Nihar Parikh, Biostatistics and Medical Affairs,   Data Science and Analytics   Nancy Darian, Midwest and Southwest,… Read more »

How to Get the Attention of a Recruiter


How to get the attention of a recruiter

What’s the best approach to get the attention of a recruiter? Should you call them out of the blue, message them over LinkedIn or is there another, more effective strategy? As an experienced recruiter, Smith Hanley Associates’ Data Science and Analytics Recruiter, Nancy Darian, says “What gets our attention is a really well written resume… Read more »

Greatest Weakness Interview Question Dos and Don’ts AND Sample Answers


Greatest Weakness Interview Question

How best to answer the greatest weakness interview question? Which can be disguised as: If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? or What are the parts of this job that will be the most challenging for you? or What is something you could have done differently? or What would your… Read more »

Data Scientist Job Outlook in a Post-Pandemic World


Data Scientist Job Outlook

Tech Target Network recently highlighted the thoughts of Smith Hanley Associates’ Data Science and Analytics Recruiter, Nancy Darian, on the data scientist job outlook in a post-pandemic world.  Joseph Carew and Kara Joyce wrote and edited the article for publication on May 7, 2021. The data scientist job outlook remains positive despite a year of… Read more »