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.
September Edition - Work-Life Balance
Work-life balance? But work is a part of life, and it's not necessarily a sign of a dysfunctional human being if someone's working long hours - so argues Nick Gendler in our lead article this month. Nick used to work as a market research recruiter and now runs career consultancy Workjoy, one of whose aims is to stop people thinking of work as a thing to be suffered, or 'got through'. So whether you're in the middle of yet another qualitative crisis and swearing this is the last, or just thinking about your career generally as many of our readers are, there's food for thought here.
Also this month: Smoke Clearing? Vacancies in London continue to decline, ever so slightly, as a % of all job ads on MrWeb - but that's a bit like worrying about the declining locust:panda ratio when Chi-Chi gives birth. There's a double helping of vacancy and salary stats for this month, giving regional and sub-regional breakdowns of number of job ads and mean SRE salaries [that's mean as in average, shame on you] - for the first 6 months of 2003. In Love and Hate, we hear why working client side in pharma research is a real tonic or a sick joke, depending on your point of view. We also have larger than usual listings of senior and international vacancies, and of movers n shakers ie senior people switching jobs in the last month.
MRWho has about 900 subscribers including a majority of the bosses of major UK agencies and around 320 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 September edition was published on 29/9/03 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.