MRWho - People and skills in Market Research

Issue 19 - March 2004

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.

March '04 Edition - We're Back!

Exhausted by the effort of producing 20 pages for the Christmas / 5th Birthday edition, it's taken us nearly 3 months to produce the next MRWho but we hope it was worth the wait.

We kick off with the review of the UK MR job market in late 2003 - a mixed bag with more and more jobs available but salaries not yet climbing, in fact dipping back to 2002 levels in most cases. Love and Hate talks to HR Managers in research agencies and finds one with a career developing nicely and another ready to give it the boot. Our skills article returns to the perennial favourite of online research with input from five of the UK's leading lights, a good mix of clients and agencies. As well as the usual jobs and people moves news there's also a transcript of a recent conversation overheard on a train which proves what quallies the world over already knew - moderating focus groups can be Mordor.

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 March edition was published on 16/3/04 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   Chicken Counting Time - a review of the resurgent MR jobs market - this month, the UK as a whole, next month both UK regions and international stats
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arrow   Online's Adolescence - how Internet MR is growing up, getting complicated and reaching for the Clearasil
arrow   Love and Hate - Agency HR Managers
arrow   Two Groups of Nine - who were those black cab riders, and why did the gentleman with the beard throw his cloak over the video camera?
arrow   Information on training courses in April
arrow   News of senior level and international appointments and vacancies

    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:

Christmas / 5th Birthday Edition
November '03 Edition
September '03 Edition
August '03 Edition
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 '02 Edition]
August '02 Edition
July '02 Edition
June '02 Edition
May '02 Edition
April '02 Edition