Market Research 2016: Adapt or Die?

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Mr. Web published an article, “Full-Service MR Firms: ‘Half Gone within Five Years’?” The GreenBook blog argues that the shift to shorter, mobile surveys is actually a growth phase for market research and these emerging methods don’t predict the decline of market research but the change and ascension of a new way of doing business…. Read more »

Pharmaceutical Recruitment: 2016 Outlook

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For 2016 Smith Hanley Associates is proud to announce the return of Tracey Gmoser to our Biostatistics practice. We are excited to have her 30 years of client and candidate experience to lead our Biostatistics team. Nikki Quist will also bring her 20+ years of statistical recruiting experience to this practice area. This Clinical Practice… Read more »

Actuarial Hiring Trends for 2016

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As long as companies continue to focus on offsetting financial risk, job security and career growth for actuaries is assured. Innovation is creating more and different opportunities for candidates who are open to change and willing to expand their statistical knowledge to new applications. The increasing competition between insurance companies and consulting firms will continue… Read more »

Digital Marketing Talent Acquisition Trends

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Rachel Pereira, Executive Recruiter, in Direct and Digital Marketing at Smith Hanley Associates talks about some of the latest trends in her specialty recruiting niche. What are the two words that keep me up at night? SOCIAL MEDIA! Is Social Media keeping you up at night, too? Perhaps for different reasons?! Our clients, across all… Read more »

Data Singularity, Data Scientists and Unicorns

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2015 has been a phenomenal year for the Big Data industry. Existentially many have debated the likely non-existence (or rarity) of Data Scientists and Unicorns! All of you have either been searching as hiring managers or are being courted as candidates by organizations around the world given the halo of “The Sexiest Job of the… Read more »

Credit Industry Hiring

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The US credit market saw a large shift in the leaders of the financial industry in 2015. The GE Capital conglomerate announced the sale or spin off of their Retail Credit, Healthcare Financial and Mortgage Portfolio divisions. The fate of their commercial finance division remains to be seen. Large European banks like RBS, Barclays and… Read more »

Data Science Trends 2015 to 2016

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Never before has business analytics led worldwide discussion as it did in 2015. Data Science and the amount and depth of data being analyzed captured interest from Wall Street to John Q Public’s concern about privacy. Here are some of the trends we saw in 2015 and how they will impact hiring in 2016. The… Read more »

IT Talent Acquisition Challenges for 2016

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In today’s economy it is clear that companies not only rely on Information Technology, they can’t compete without it. Over the next few years IT will have the biggest slice of the corporate budget. What were the hiring issues in 2015 that challenged our client’s IT investment? 1. A rise in Data Governance, Hadoop and… Read more »