MRWho - People and skills in Market Research

Issue 15 - June 2003

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.

August Edition - MR Recruitment Activity in 1st Half 2003

It's been a strange half year for MR recruitment - job numbers on MrWeb are booming with new UK advertisers coming on board and US and Aussie vacs beginning to multiply - but despite some recovery from the low of last year / post-September 11th, activity has been patchy, with a good month often followed by a bad. Salaries are only creeping up, if at all: some client side jobs have higher salaries but there aren't many of them full stop. We look in detail at the highs and lows and make at least one prediction about who's going to get a rise soon.

Also this month we list selected answers to our summer survey question about researchers' dream jobs, and comment on some of the stranger ones; we look at skills and trends in financial research, a busy sector due to the impact of technology and regulation and sometimes hard to research due to respondent cynicism and other factors; and we have the lowdown from two viewing facility managers on taxi drivers who honk their horns and respondents who expect restaurant service, in Love and Hate.

MRWho has about 880 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. The August edition was published on 11/8/03 and 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.

If you're not in an HR function and you think your company's personnel or training people would be interested, please let them know - there is no limit to the number of subscribers per company, of course.

Mean Salaries for Research Roles


arrow   Two Steps Forward, One Step Back - MR recruitment is recovering in 2003, but it doesn't yet look too steady on its feet.
arrow   Financial Research - not for City types, but sector knowledge is definitely required...
arrow   Love and Hate - Viewing Facility Managers who get a kick out of some clients, and get the urge to kick out others
arrow   Information on training courses in August and September
arrow   News of senior level and international appointments and vacancies
arrow   If I Was... the dream jobs of MR professionals - verbatims from, and analysis of responses to our summer survey

    Downloadable version: enter your password below to begin downloading. Passwords are available free by emailing your name, JobTitle, Company and email address to MRWho - we guarantee these details will only be used for our own stats and for admin, eg to advise you of a change of procedure. Links to extra online features will appear here shortly - we should also be getting back issues online in HTML format, sometime in the early 21st Century.


Contents / blurb for previous issues:

June '03 Edition
Late April '03 Edition
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