Gartner Research

How To Find, Develop and Retain Your Analytical Talent

Published: 30 January 2012

ID: G00228285

Analyst(s): Daniel Yuen


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
  • Overview


  • 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

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