Category Archives: Employment Trends

The 5 Cs of recruiting, engaging and retaining staff

Editor’s note: Kim Seeling Smith is a human resources expert and author of the forthcoming book, Mind Reading for Managers: 5 FOCUSed Conversations for Greater Employee Engagement and Productivity. For more information visit http://igniteglobal.com. The war for talent is over … Continue reading

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Are young grads uninterested in MR careers?

Editor’s note: This content from Fringe Factory originally appeared in a December 12, 2013, post on www.baqmar.eu (The Belgian Association for Quantitative and Qualitative Marketing Research), titled “Fringe report: Is market research really a career?” The full report is available … Continue reading

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A short note from an angry, job-hunting researcher

Editor’s note: As a thank-you to the researchers who completed our 2013 marketing research salary survey, we sent a copy of the final report to all respondents. Among the many kind notes we received back was the following, sent by … Continue reading

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Research employers, stop looking for a unicorn

Editor’s note: Karen Morgan is president of Morgan Search, a Santa Monica, Calif., recruitment firm specializing in the marketing research industry. There’s frustration all around when it comes to hiring in the marketing research industry and beyond. Companies complain they … Continue reading

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Manage your research career – don’t just focus on “looking for a job”

Editor’s note: Karen Morgan is president of Morgan Search, a Santa Monica, Calif., recruitment firm specializing in the marketing research industry. No one teaches us to manage our careers. Some people are fortunate and seem to just “fall into” opportunities. … Continue reading

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In 2012, will social media data analysis still give us fits?

We’re getting ready to field our annual researcher salary survey and so I’ve been rereading some of the output from the 2011 study. One of the goals of this blog will be to give readers some tips and guidance on … Continue reading

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