Category Archives: Corporate Researchers

Innovation and creativity: Creating a community-driven organization

Editor’s note: Arthur Coleman is vice president, product at research firm, Acxiom, Redwood Shores, Calif. This is an edited version of a post that originally appeared here under the title, “Defining innovation and creativity.” What is innovation? What do we … Continue reading

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What you need to know about non-compete agreements

Have you ever been asked to sign a non-compete agreement by an employer? Surveys show that around 20 percent of American workers have signed one. While there are many reasons that an employer may ask you to sign a non-compete … Continue reading

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Employee engagement: What you can learn from horrible bosses

Editor’s note: Amy Jones is a director of human resources at research firm MaritzCX, St. Louis. This is an edited version of a post that originally appeared here under the title, “How NOT to engage your employees: What we can … Continue reading

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Analyzing the current representation of minorities in market research

Editor’s note: Rill Hodari is the founding president of the Association of Minority Market Research Professionals (AMMRP), Chicago. As anyone who has done mass consumer research knows, although a U.S. Census representative sample solicitations is sent out, the final data … Continue reading

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Learning to connect with your audience as a marketer

Editor’s note: Upekha Makumbura is the digital marketing executive of London School of Marketing. This is an edited version of a post that originally appeared here under the title, “Mastering the art of presentations as a marketer. As Marshall McLuhan … Continue reading

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10 tips for newbie networkers looking to make hot connections this summer

Editor’s note: Alaina G. Levine is the author of Networking for Nerds and president of career consulting firm Quantum Success Solutions, Tucson, Ariz. School may be out for the kids but for adults, summer is one of the best times … Continue reading

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Attracting new talent to MR

As part of a Quirk’s-hosted and Deltek-sponsored Webinar in May, 2015, Joe Rydholm, Quirk’s editor, moderated a conversation with execs from three research firms that explored some of the issues they’re facing running their companies. Panelists were Jim Bryson, CEO … Continue reading

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9 quick tips for a successful interview

Editor’s note: Gimhani Gunasinghe is head of marketing and communications at London School of Marketing. This is an edited version of a post that originally appeared here under the title, “Start your career with a winning interview.” Every career starts … Continue reading

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How to stop an unwarranted bad job reference

Leaving one job and moving to another can be a challenge but sometimes opportunity presents itself and you find the job that’s a fit. Imagine having successfully navigated the demanding pre-screening process: You nailed your interviews and perhaps even received … Continue reading

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Preventing the jerks at work from dragging you down

Do your co-workers inspire and motivate you or do they bring you down, making it a difficult to walk into the office each morning? It’s no surprise that dealing with jerks at work can be challenging on an emotional level … Continue reading

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