A Data-Driven Solution to the Data Scientist Shortage

Angela Zutavern, Left, and Jamie Lopez Looking to recruit a data scientist? Let data help you find the right candidate – maybe even one without a traditional technical background. As organizations embrace the power of analytics, demand for data scientists has exploded. So much so that today the number of open positions for data science gurus far exceeds the pool of qualified applicants. This requires employers to expand their search for candidates, perhaps to include individuals with no experience but high potential. The question this leaves employers with is how to identify the right mix of knowledge, skills, and personality traits that indicate that a person can excel in the data scientist role. In recruiting for high-demand professionals, employers often turn to competency models and talent assessments to identify individuals…


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