6 Lessons From 6 Years of Building Data Science Teams
Building Data Science teams is a challenge that goes beyond the hiring process. As I built out my Strategies for Hiring Data Scientists class, I had a chance to pull together my experiences from the last 6 years. 6 themes came up repeatedly.
May 20th, 2021
War Stories From The Data Science Job Search
Most people would avoid the hiring process altogether if they could. Great stories come out of job searches and I have a few to tell with lessons for capturing top talent after each one.
May 20th, 2021
Work From Home is Creating a Self-Monetizing Employment Model. How Will It Impact Your Career and Company?
Side hustles and gigs are creating salary replacements for many employees. WFH has created conditions for people to disconnect their livelihoods from their employer. That change in mindset is fueling what I call The Self-Monetization Talent Model. It will have near term impacts for businesses and your career.
March 29th, 2021
Can Machine Learning Promote and Improve Diversity in Hiring?
Businesses are setting challenging diversity targets. HR and Recruiting teams are asking their software vendors, “Can Machine Learning build a more diverse talent pool?”
October 7th, 2020
AI for HR and Recruiting: A Machine Learning Skeptic’s POV.
What works and what is overhyped? I build machine learning based products. At the same time, I advise most companies to steer clear of buying machine learning based products. Here is why.
September 2nd, 2020
What’s Happening With Data Science Hiring?
We have all seen the immediate impacts of COVID. What has been the impact on data science hiring?
May 12th, 2020
Busting the Garbage Metrics That Drive Our Hiring Hot Mess
A lot of what is broken about hiring is driven by poor metrics. Here is a data driven approach to hiring metrics.
January 12th, 2020
There is No Leadership in Technology
I have analyzed data on thousands of leadership positions in and out of technology. We have a drought of leaders in tech which is a core reason so many companies are not seeing the ROI they should from technical teams.
December 23rd, 2019
Hiring Is Broken Pt. 1: The Candidate Experience Is Inexcusable
Hiring is a broken process that misses the best candidates. There are fixes that can be put in place, but only after we have confronted the problem.
September 5th, 2018
Solving the Data Science Skills Gap
The concept of a farm system to feed the business’s need for emerging talent is something I have been teaching clients for three years. It reduces both time and cost to hire.
October 23rd, 2017
Is There A Data Science Skills Gap or A Hiring Hot Mess?
I wrote this for Fast Company three years ago. This is what I saw, and still see, is holding back the hiring process across tech.
June 17th, 2017
Data Science and Talent Management, A Match That Drives Margins
Six years ago, data science was making its first impacts on HR and hiring. Today, there is a diverse marketplace of machine learning based products. They still do not address linking ROI to individual hires or the hiring process.
September 21st, 2014