Category Archives: Corporate Researchers

Creating an engaging work environment

Editor’s note: Tore Haggren is senior vice president, voice of the employee at market research vendor Confirmit, San Francisco. It’s no surprise that the attitude of your employees has a direct correlation to the productivity and success of your business. … Continue reading

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Business etiquette from coast to coast

Editor’s note: Margaret Page is founder and CEO of Etiquette Page Enterprises, a Western Canadian training organization, and author of The Power of Polite, Blueprint for Success and Cognito Cards – Wisdom for Dining & Social Etiquette. If you have … Continue reading

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Conference networking 101

Editor’s note: Russell Trahan is president of public relations agency PR/PR, Fla. Industry-specific conferences and conventions are a hallmark in business networking. As an attendee or a sponsored vendor, you will be inundated with a who’s who in your field … Continue reading

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It’s time to take a risk! 6 tips for taking a (professional) leap of faith

Editor’s note: Scott Petinga is chairman and CEO of business development company The Scott Petinga Group and his flagship company AKQURACY is a data-fueled communications agency, Minneapolis. T.S. Eliot famously said, “Only those who will risk going too far can … Continue reading

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Market research makes the list of top 10 most underrated jobs

Hey researchers, think your job is underrated? Well now you’ve got proof! Many highly sought-after, fast-paced careers are overrated, according to a new CareerCast report on the top 10 most overrated and underrated jobs. Advertising account executives, senior corporate executives … Continue reading

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Steps effective leaders take when handling disappointment

Editor’s note: Alesia Latson is a speaker, trainer, coach and founder of Latson Leadership Group, Boston, Mass. Disappointment is inevitable for leaders. At times your people will disappoint you, and there will also be instances where you disappoint others. So … Continue reading

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7 negotiating mistakes everyone can avoid

Editor’s note: Eldonna Lewis-Fernandez is the CEO of Dynamic Vision International and author of “Think like a Negotiator.” While even the word “negotiation” can evoke fear, stress and anxiety for many, the intent is quite simple: to discuss and ultimately … Continue reading

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5 ways to enhance your relationships while working remotely

Editor’s note: Kara Goldin is founder/CEO of Hint Inc., a producer of unsweetened flavored waters. This is an edited version of a post that originally appeared here under the title “5 steps to being a rockstar while working remotely.” More … Continue reading

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Research says: Research is a career worth pursuing!

At Quirk’s, we’ve heard enough from our readers to know that, despite all the exciting changes happening in the industry (e.g., mobile research, storytelling, neuromarketing, big data, etc.), it isn’t always sunshine and roses. It’s a lot of hard work … Continue reading

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8 reasons why opportunity never knocks on your door


You’re a hard worker. You stay late at the office and never complain. You’re your boss’ go-to person on big projects and you never let her down. You’re always taking on extra responsibility even when your plate is spilling over. … Continue reading

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