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Is Anyone Operating “Business as Usual”? Insights on the COVID-19 Impact to the Analytics Community

How has the evolving COVID-19 crisis been impacting analytics teams, and what measures are they taking to address changes to their workloads? To gather firsthand data to answer these questions, Burtch Works and the International Institute for Analytics (IIA) have teamed up to survey analytics professionals across the U.S. over the course of several weeks. What industries were the first to layoff? Is anyone in the workworld operating “business as usual”? Is there any curve flattening as time goes on in the impact to jobs? Linda will share data from this pulse survey on changes to analytics workload, along with staffing and hiring impact, and crisis management plans that have been put into place. Other topics include the impact of the crisis on this year’s graduating analytics class, the effect on the number of analytics job openings, and a deeper dive into the impact to quantitative staffing and the startup industry.

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Linda Burtch

Linda Burtch

Founder & Managing Director at Burtch Works

The Founder & Managing Director of Burtch Works, Linda Burtch is an industry leader in quantitative recruiting, and began her career on the corporate side at Pepsi and Whirlpool before transitioning into recruiting and becoming a subject matter expert on the analytics and data science hiring market.

Linda is a frequent speaker on quantitative career topics, and has been an active member of the Chicago Chapter of the American Statistical Association and INFORMS for years, including holding several board positions. She frequently shares her market insights at luncheons, conferences, corporate meetings, and webinars, and has maintained a popular blog on the quantitative hiring market for over 10 years. Over the past several years, Linda and Burtch Works have been repeatedly mentioned in the press, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, CNBC, The Chicago Tribune, InformationWeek, Analytics magazine, and many more. Burtch Works has also been recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Best Recruiting Firms.

Burtch Works is a targeted recruiting firm whose quantitative specializations range from data science and predictive analytics to marketing research and data engineering, among many others. Burtch Works recruits for positions on both a contingency and retained basis with firms ranging from Fortune 50 corporations to growing startups and private equity firms. Additionally, Burtch Works recruiters maintain close relationships with quantitative professionals throughout their careers, working with early career through executive-level leadership professionals.