How to find the best data scientists
With record low unemployment and digital transformations hitting every industry, organizations are struggling to find talent like never before. One of those new roles that are in hot demand and hard to find is data scientists. What should you look for and where do you find data scientists?
By looking at our 6,000 Success Profiles which define what good looks like for a role, we can tell you how to find the best Data Scientists, from both inside and outside your organization. Beyond the typical skills required like data gathering and analyzing, generating recommendations and conclusions, do you know what you’re looking for?
Our assessment of millions of people each year tells us that managing ambiguity is a critical competency for a data scientist. It’s a difficult skill to learn and it’s in low supply globally, so seek this out in your candidate pool.
And as we drill down into our market data insights, more than 550 million candidates, of whom tens of thousands are working in data science roles, we get more detail. We can see that skills like R-studio, and Python (used for data analysis), and knowledge of emerging machine learning techniques, would be highly valuable skills to look for in your Data Scientist candidates.