How To Find, Develop and Retain Your Analytical Talent

Archived Published: 30 January 2012 ID: G00228285


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Shortage of analytical talent will be a major impediment for companies trying to build analytic capabilities as a source of competitive advantage. Organizations should define their needs and formulate a strategic approach to find, develop and retain analytical talent.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • Define Your Analytical Talent Requirements
    • Tap Into New Pools of Analytical Talent
      • Looking for Potential Analytical Talent Inside Your Organization
      • Seeking Out Analytical Talent "Hot Spots"
      • Outsourcing
      • Crowdsourcing
      • Creating a Shared Internal Analytical Service Center
    • Enhance Your Analytical Talent's Ability in Analytics
      • Provide Specialized Training on Both Analytics Techniques and Tools as Well as Essential "Soft Skills"
      • Rotate Your Analytical Talent on Analytic Assignments in Different Business Units and Functional Areas to Improve Business Acumen
      • Leverage Your Shared Analytical Service Center
    • Retain Your Analytical Talent With a Balance of Incentives
      • Rotate Your Analytical Talent on Analytic Assignments in Different Business Units and Functional Areas to Create Challenge and Learning Opportunities
      • Leverage Your Organizational Analytical Culture to Retain and Attract Analytical Talent
  • Recommended Reading
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