MRWho - People and skills in Market Research

Issue 13 - Young Talent in MR

MRWho is the first supplement to DRNO, subtitled 'People and Skills in Market Research', and looking at recruitment, training, salaries and benefits, loyalty, teambuilding and all other aspects of human resources for the MR profession.

Young Talent

The recent 'Talent Magnet' competition sponsored by 'Research' magazine and Research International is yet another manifestation of researchers' worries about the industry's inability to attract the brightest and best graduates. But do we really have such a problem and if so is it one of image or is the reality enough to put them off? Our lead article looks at the whole issue, and 'Love and Hate' gives JREs' perspective on their life so far as researchers.

Also this month an interview with Paul Harris, former Chief Statistician of NOP, including his views on stats as a career, current developments and prospects for those pursuing this specialist route within MR.

MRWho has about 850 subscribers including a majority of the bosses of major UK agencies and around 300 blue chip clientside researchers. It's free and comes in a .pdf format so most people print it out, although you can read it on-screen if you prefer. This edition is for 'Late April' 2003, is no.13 and was published on 30/4/03 - we'll try to get a little earlier in the month for the May and subsequent issues. The Late April edition is available for download from this site (see bottom right) - you'll need a password and for this you'll need to subscribe. If you'd like to, just email us and say so, giving us your email address (and those of anyone else there who wants it), your JobTitle(s) and the name of your company - this will only be used for our own stats, ie so we can give advertisers general information about the types of people reading it - and for our own analysis / edification. Re confidentiality of this: we are MRS members and you know the drill! Please state clearly whether you just want passwords to download previous editions or if [like 90% plus] you wish to receive forthcoming issues too. There's no reason not to as it's free.

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Mean Salaries for Research Roles


arrow   Magnetic Polls - is MR attracting the bright young grads it needs?
arrow   What's Vital in Statistics - Paul Harris, former Chief Statistician at NOP, looks at career prospects and skills trends in this specialist area within MR.
arrow   Love and Hate - one JRE who thinks it's all going swimmingly; another who's drowning in data tables
arrow   Information on training courses in May and June
arrow   News of senior level and international appointments and vacancies - including a smattering of our dozens of new US vacancies
arrow   Mean salaries for SREs by home county and London region

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Contents / blurb for previous issues:

Spring '03 Edition
February '03 Edition
January '03 Edition
December '02 Edition
November '02 Edition
October '02 Edition
[There was no September Edition]
August '02 Edition
July '02 Edition
June '02 Edition
May '02 Edition
April '02 Edition