Category Archives: The Business of Research

Seven tips for boosting your work cred when winter weather hits

If we’re honest, most of us love a good snow day. Especially for folks who grew up in cold climates but who now live in cities with milder weather, dire forecasts and gathering cloud cover take us back to those … Continue reading

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It’s all about me: Do narcissists make good managers?

Does your boss lack empathy or have a “grandiose sense of self-importance”? If so they may be a narcissist and new research reported in Personnel Psychology explores the risks, and benefits, of having one as your manager. From an employers’ … Continue reading

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3 tips for constructive confrontation in the workplace

Editor’s note: Tomás Garza is a conflict resolution and personal development expert. For more information visit www.garzainitiative.com. To successfully navigate workplace conflict, managers must be able to confront team members in a positive, productive manner. Whatever the situation, whether two … 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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Cocktail conversation fodder for the fall MR conference season

October is a busy month for marketing research conference-going: CASRO just finished its annual meeting and next week brings the Corporate Researchers Conference (CRC) and the annual QRCA gathering. The week after that comes TMRE. As you’re mingling with other … 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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What are the career opportunities in the marketing research industry?

Editor’s note: Nick Hague is a founder and director of B2B International, a London-based research firm. Most people don’t set off on their career path with marketing research in mind but of those who fall into the market research industry, … 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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Job applicants, you don’t know what clothes you look good in

Editor’s note: Sandy Dumont is a certified image consultant and author. Her latest publication, Color Me Correctly, Please, will be released spring 2013. For more information visit  www.theimagearchitect.com. Sociobiologists tell us that buried deep inside us, we all have compelling … 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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