As companies start to embrace making data-driven decisions, the need for qualified people becomes more urgent. Finding seasoned data people is harder than most people expect, and even when you do find someone, they’re often in high demand, so you end up in a bidding war to recruit them and a bidding war to keep them.
At Contemporary Analysis we realized there was a better way. Instead of hiring a new data person, train from within. An external hire has a ramping phase where they will need to learn the systems, procedures, and even culture. An internal person already knows the company and is ready to go immediately.
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Our approach of Internal Training versus external hire gives you a measurable competitive advantage. An additional advantage is who we use to train. CAN sources all instructors from the Omaha Data Science Academy (a CAN subsidiary). This means you get a data scientist extremely knowledgable in real-time application (not just theory) of that skill. Our staff is skilled in helping your team with:
Level Setting: Typically these teams have people of varying skill levels who are contributing to the same project. We identify which skills in which people are missing and design a training regiment to fill in those gaps. This leads to a team that can scale up and down easier, understand each other tasks better, is easier to manage, and leads to a happier team.
New Skill Sets: This is for a company that is making a major change in the platform or software solution(s) they currently use. We help bring a team up to speed quickly with new solutions and provide real-world applications to help reinforce capabilities. These classes are also a great opportunity to identify talent for future projects as well as internal mentors.
Team Expansion: When you have an initial data team and you need to expand quickly, we can train internal company/external team members up to fit into your team. This is similar to level setting but with a new team member.
Custom Formatting: Sometimes the workload of an employee demands training take place after hours. CAN can create custom formatted classes to fit into any schedule-onsite or online.