MRWho - People and Skills in Market Research - ISSUE 25 - December 2005

23rd December 2005


Research at Sport England - high ideals, high research spend, and high profile surveys.
  » People Person - RI's Daniel Wain on staff retention - and with a new angle on our old MRWho SRE hobby-horse.  
  » Love and Hate - online research  
  » Information on training courses in Jan and Feb '06  
  » News of senior level and international appointments and vacancies  
  » Almost Festive - more untold truths about MR's place in history  


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MRWho is a 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. It's back to monthly publication now after a near-death experience in the first nine months of 2005.


DECEMBER '05 Edition - Sport England / Staff Retention

The second of a series of interviews on both sides of the Atlantic under the heading 'Walking with Clients', sees Editor Tessa Russell visiting Sport England, which recently commissioned the largest ever UK CATI survey and has a raft of research-based initiatives running, as part of its quest to get Joe Public 'active'.

RI's training and development man Daniel Wain gives his views on staff retention in our skills & trends article, while in a panto-style 'Love 'n' Hate' an online researcher rubs a lamp and gets some wishes, then gets rubbed up the wrong way. If we're allowed to use that phrase in a family site like this.

As ever, there is senior level personnel news and vacancies plus two pages of international jobs.

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