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Site Terms

Access to and use of the Harnham website is subject to the following terms and conditions.

Copyright

Copyright ©  Harnham 2013. All rights reserved. All copy and other intellectual property rights in all text, images, sounds, software and other materials on this site are owned by Harnham, or are included with permission of the relevant owner.

You are permitted to browse this site and to reproduce extracts by way of printing, downloading to a hard disk and by distribution to other people but in all cases, for non-commercial, informational and personal purposes only. No reproduction of any part of this site may be sold or distributed for commercial gain, nor shall it be modified or incorporated in any other work, publication or site. No other licence or right is granted.

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Contents

The information on this site has been included in good faith but is for general informational purposes only. It should not be relied on for any specific purpose and no representation or warranty is given as regards its accuracy, completeness or fitness for any particular purpose. Save to the extent that such limitation is not permitted under English Law Harnham, nor any of it's employees shall be liable for any loss, damage or expense arising in contract, tort or otherwise out of any reliance on information contained in this site, access to or use of or inability to use this site or any site linked to it including, without limitation, any loss of profit, indirect, incidental or consequential loss.

Use

Your information and activity on this site must not:

  • be false, inaccurate or misleading
  • be in breach of any applicable laws, regulations, licences, or third party rights
  • interfere in any way with the proper working of this site, and in particular you must not circumvent security, tamper with, hack into or disrupt the operation of the site or surreptitiously intercept, access without authority or expropriate any system, date or personal information as defined in the Data Protection Act 1998.

This site is intended normally to be available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
You agree to fully reimburse Harnham in respect of all losses, costs, actions, claims, and liabilities incurred by Harnham as a result of any breach or non-observance by you of these terms or any data submitted by you to us.

Harnham will make all reasonable attempts to exclude viruses (and similar destructive devices) from the site but cannot guarantee the exclusion of viruses (and similar destructive devices), and you should take appropriate steps in respect of this risk.

Linked sites

At various points throughout the site, you may be offered automatic links to other internet sites relevant to a particular aspect of this site. This does not indicate that Harnham are necessarily associated with any of these other sites or their owners. While it is the intention of Harnham that you should find these other sites of interest, neither Harnham nor their employees shall have any responsibility or liability of any nature for these other sites or information contained in them.

These terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English Law and each party to these terms submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.

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Cookie Policy

If you are uncertain about what a cookie is have a look at our simple guide to find out how we use them on our website.

What is a cookie?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognizes that cookie.

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently remembering your preferences, and generally improve your web site experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.

We can split cookies into 4 main categories:

  • Category 1: strictly necessary cookies
  • Category 2: performance cookies
  • Category 3: functionality cookies
  • Category 4: targeting cookies or advertising cookies

Category 1 - Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features,
such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for,
like register for job alerts, cannot be provided.

Please be aware our site uses this type of cookie

Category 2 - Performance cookies

These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.

By using our website and online services, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

Category 3 - Functionality cookies

These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name and password) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customize. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymous and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

By using our website and online services, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

Category 4 - targeting cookies or advertising cookies

These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organizations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organizations.

We do have links to other web sites and once you access another site through a link that we have provided it is the responsibility of that site to provide information as to how they use cookies on the respective site.

You can find more information about cookies by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org or
www.youronlinechoices.eu.



Privacy Policy

Harnham places great importance on trust and confidence in our measures to protect your privacy. This page will let you know what information is collected by us and what it is used for.

Your name, address, telephone number and email address is collected by us along with your CV and application data.

Once relevant information has been supplied concerning your application, Harnham will use this information to:
  • Locate suitable employment. Candidates are requested to instruct Harnham on application if they wish for any details to be restricted from any parties or companies they do not wish to Harnham to approach on their behalf.
  • Harnham may keep you informed of job opportunities and contract assignments which we think may be of interest to you
  • Harnham may email you periodically with relevant news and offers (but not from 3rd parties) that complement our efforts to find suitable job opportunities for you

Information Collection and Use

Harnham  is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others. Harnham collects information from our users at several different points on our website.

Registration

We request information from the user on our online registration forms. Here a user must provide contact information and information regarding the type of work you are seeking and your skills, qualifications and experience. This information is used to enable us to provide you with work-finding services. If we have trouble processing your application, this contact information is used to get in touch with you. Harnham does not use this information for any other purpose.

Security Measures

All data stored at Harnham is held in a fully protected environment. We ensure that any data held by us is monitored internally against unauthorized access, destruction, loss or manipulation. Our systems and IT staff remain constantly vigilant to protect the sensitive information we retain.

Correction/Updating Personal Information:

If your personally identifiable information changes (such as office address), we will endeavor to provide a way to correct, update or remove the personal data provided to us. This can usually be done by contacting us directly.

Notification of Changes

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users by way of an email. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.

Data retention policy

We will hold your personal data on our systems for as long as is reasonably necessary, and when this information is no longer needed we will securely delete such data. On request, we will provide information in writing about your information stored on our database. If you do not wish us to directly market to you, by phone, email, SMS etc. you may notify us of this in writing. We will then suppress the personal information we hold about you on our database and ensure that your wishes are carried out. Requests to delete personal data will be considered but actioned in accordance with any overriding data protection policy and / or other legal requirements.

Harnham blog & news

With over 10 years experience working solely in the Data & Analytics sector our consultants are able to offer detailed insights into the industry.

Visit our News & Blogs portal or check out our recent posts below.

Download our 2018 US Salary Guide

We are thrilled to announce the release of the 2018 editions of our market-leading Salary Guides for the UK, US and Europe. Having spoken to thousands of Data & Analytics professionals across the globe, we gained invaluable insights into key industry salaries and trends across a wide variety of specialisms and sectors.  Our surveys are created for analysts, by analysts, and offer a detailed, on-the-ground look at what’s concerning talent in the industry. As with the last few years, 2018 has shown us that the data industry continues to grow and shows no sign of slowing, with demand for analysts still easily outstripping supply. You can download our US Salary Guide here, including salary and trend analysis across five key specialisms: Data & Technology, Data Science, Digital Analytics, Marketing & Insight, and Risk Analytics. 

HOW AI CAN SUPPORT WORKERS IN THE WORKPLACE OF THE FUTURE

This Monday was Labor Day; a tribute to the American worker. Established over a century ago as the Industrial Age got under way, the holiday was meant to showcase their strength, freedom, and leadership. Now, as the Fourth Industrial Revolution ushers in a new age of robotics, automation, and digitization many workers may wonder how they’ll fit into the new workplace. These concerns are being addressed in a land known for its startup and innovation culture. San Francisco. For 3 days, the city will host an Artificial Intelligence Conference focused on how to use emerging AI techniques in real-world implementations. Will Robots Take My Job? Movies and books tend to offer cautionary tales of problems which might occur if rapid changes go unchecked. It’s unlikely, however, that you’ll find yourself fending off a group of Androids or Terminators any time soon. AI, like all forms of progress, is intended to help improve the quality of human life. Imagine, for a moment, life before washing machines, dishwashers, microwaves, and mobile phones. Not only were these items intended to improve lives, but to give people more time for other things like creativity and cognitive thinking. At the AI Conference in San Francisco, Adam Cutler of IBM Design is taking a deeper dive into how human and machine can form meaningful relationships. It is one thing to respond to machines like Alexa or Siri, who are boxes with voices, but what about when there are more Sophias in the world? Sophia is the first ‘robot citizen’ created by Hanson Robotics. She looks, talks, and reasons much like we do. Though repetitive jobs such as manufacturing may be more affected as robots will be able to make things for longer, at a faster pace, there will still need to be oversight. Even here, there will still be a need for humans to make higher level decisions. Humans are able to gauge reactions whereas robots will look only at the data.   How Businesses Can Integrate AI into their Enterprise In the world of startup cultures, AI may be seamlessly integrated and built into the culture or around it, but what about legacy companies? Those who have been following the same patterns for 25, 50, or 100 years? In Taming dragons: a breakthrough approach to AI for business leaders, the discussion focuses on how to implement enterprise AI into businesses. Every new technique we introduce is nuanced and massaged to make the pill of change easier to swallow. But, if we grab for every shiny new toy without fully understanding why we need it and how it can help us improve our bottom line, we risk either misusing it or tossing it aside because it didn’t deliver as promised.  What Can I do to Futureproof My Job and Myself? Ultimately, the key is to always be learning. Understand the deeper changes and effects of AI in the marketplace and figure out where else you might be able to use your skills. Diversify. Get creative. Determine your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. See if you can’t spin those threats into opportunities.  Technical skills are high priority, of course; computer science, Data Science, and Natural Language Processing are all woven into the tapestry of today’s job market. But, as AI capabilities continue to grow, it’s skills such as communication, creativity, empathy, and leadership where humans will continue to have the edge. Want to learn more and see if we have a role for you? Check out our current vacancies. See where Harnham can take you. For our West Coast team, call (415) 614 4999 or email us at sanfraninfo@harnham.com. For our Mid-West and East Coast teams, call (212) 796 6070 or email us at newyorkinfo@harnham.com.

Data Engineers: The Foundation of Your Data Team

Road crews lay the foundational infrastructure of our roads. Foundation plants are the basis on which a local habitat can thrive. But, when it comes to the infrastructure of our data, it’s the Data Engineers who lay the foundation.  As one of the hottest emerging jobs on LinkedIn and around the globe, businesses are now waking to the idea that Data Engineers are key to their teams. Data is now one of a company's most valuable assets, next to people and infrastructure, and Data Engineers are key players who can help your business break away from the competition. Why Data Engineers Are Essential for Your Team Data Engineers are the designers, builders and managers of information. As the value of data has risen, so has their importance, with increased visibility and broader a broader set of skills now sought by employers. The balance between highly technical and soft skills makes finding skilled Data Engineers difficult but critical for businesses.  At the top most level, Data Engineers act as your ‘Chief Problem Solver’. Their understanding of data pipelines’ infrastructure, coupled with familiarity of data sets and programming languages, helps them creatively solve problems.  Armed with a firm grasp and understanding of procedures, standards, algorithms, code, and how they all work together, Data Engineers have a full comprehension of the latest business currency: information. But, to solve problems and run efficient processes, first Data Engineers must build an infrastructure. Here are just a few examples of the myriad of services they can offer: Experimentation: A/B testing and experimentation frameworks are often critical to a company’s analytics and involve a significant Data Engineering component. Sessionization: Pipelines specialized to understand a series of actions in time, allowing analysts to understand user behaviors. Instrumentation: Analytics starts with logging events and attributes related to those events. Data Engineers have vested interests in making sure high quality data is captured upstream. Metric Computation: Frameworks to compute and summarize engagement, growth or segmentation related metrics. Route to the Role of Data Engineer As important as education is on the route to the role of engineer, there are some essential skills you can’t learn in school, such as communication.  It may come as no surprise that technology-centric roles dominate LinkedIn’s top 20 emerging jobs. New Machine Learning and Data Science roles and skills indicate a shift in the types of technology we can expect to be using in the near future, as well as suggesting what professionals should be preparing themselves for.  Data Engineers have grown in visibility and influence as enterprises realize that the future of computing lies with how their underlying data and infrastructure are handled. Like many Digital Analytics roles, demand is high for Data Engineers. Nearly half of all executives surveyed in the U.S. and Europe estimate analytics and Big Data skills will soon be the most important digital capabilities at their companies. Some of the biggest names in business are ramping up their digital recruitment efforts estimating an additional 15 percent growth rate by 2024. If you’re looking for a cutting-edge career in Big Data and analytics, our specialist Data Engineering consultants may have a role for you.  Check out our current vacancies or contact us to learn more. For our West Coast Team, call (415) 614-4999 or email sanfraninfo@harnham.com For our Mid-West and East Coast teams call (212) 796 6070 or email newyorkinfo@harnham.com.

Why A Work-Life Balance is Better for Business

Contrary to sitcoms, work life balance isn’t about sitting in coffee shops contemplating life and complaining about work. However, there are plenty of jobs where you can work from or in a coffee shop. The rise of virtual, remote, and contractual roles has contributed to the demand for work life balance. But, sometimes, in our tech-led world, where business can follow us anywhere, the balance becomes more about setting boundaries. It’s about putting down our mobile phones, closing our laptops, and dipping our toes into other waters.  Where Does Your Country Fit on the Work-Life Balance Scale? European countries have been leading the way with work-life balance for some time, with the Netherlands topping the list at number one. With the US sitting at number 30 out of the 38 countries in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), what’s tipping the scales? 11.4% of Americans work 50 or more hours per week versus 0.5% of people in the Netherlands work those long hours.  The average American is therefore only setting aside 14.4 hours for leisure and personal care (including eating and sleeping) a day versus those in the Netherlands who dedicate 15.9 hours. Countries in the Nordics work a maximum of 48-hours per week. However, the reality is significantly lower, with the Finnish working an average of 36.2 hours a week, the Swedes 35.9 hours, Norwegians at 34 hours, and the Danes just 32 hours..Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway, and Iceland have become renowned for fostering optimal work-life balance. But, though the Netherlands sits at the number one spot on the OECD, the Danes top the list as the happiest in the world. The Danish welfare model, characterized by quality of life and a good work-life balance offers: Flexible working conditions and social support networks, including maternity leave and childcare facilities. A high degree of flexibility at work – often including adaptable start times and the ability to work from home. Lunch breaks are often at a designated time each day, enabling colleagues to interact, eat together, and get away from their desks. There is a minimum 5 weeks’ paid holiday for all wage earners. The Danish welfare society is characterized by quality of life and a good work-life balance. Work-life balance for the Danes is a healthy balance of priorities. As important as career and ambition is, are is just as important to balance life outside work (pleasure, leisure, family, and health). This understanding of balance not only puts Denmark at the top of the international equality table, it also contributes to a generally high standard of living. Further research shows 33% of working American adults work over the weekend and on holidays. This, in turn, has led 66% to say they don’t feel they have a good work-life balance. One of the main drivers contributing to the need to always be “on” and available is 24/7 technology.  For example, if an employer emails, texts, or rings an employee at dinnertime, the employee often feels compelled to answer straightaway. While 57% of those surveyed feel technology has ruined the family dinner, 40% believe it is okay to answer an urgent call or email at the dinner table. So, it comes back to boundaries and not feeling guilty about ‘switching off’ for a few hours or a few days to ‘recharge’. What Companies are Doing to Improve Work-Life Balance  Nordic businesses remain at the top of the list for best work-life balance. Though much of it is dictated by strict Nordic Labor laws, companies outside the Nordics are beginning to take pages from their playbook.  At a business in Helsinki, Finland, employees are encouraged to go home on time at the end of their day. Often this falls around 5:00pm, though leaving earlier to say, go to a child’s sports activity, is always a guilt-free option.  Like many European businesses, employees also receive five weeks of paid vacation each year. Everyone gets stock options and teams are small with the ability to make autonomous decisions. The theory: this team is closest to the project, they know what is best for it. No management approval required, but only to help share in lessons learned. Many Nordic businesses have shortened hours and a focus on family. By putting family first, businesses report improved productivity and innovation, less absenteeism, and reductions in staff turnover. Other benefits can include: The ability to leave work 30-minutes early to pick up kids from school or take them to sports practice The ability to use sick days to take care of sick children Businesses regularly offer gym memberships, event discounts, leadership classes, and team-building exercises as well as opportunities for employees to take courses and further their education. At one business, in Sweden, for example, employees have access to a leisure center and recreational activities such as fishing, tennis, and swimming. Though everyone has their own definition of what work-life balance means to them, it can be difficult to follow without government mandates, like in some European countries, or if you’re a small business. Our UK and Europe Salary Guide showed that, with over 98% of respondents working full time, at least some flexibility is now expected. We found that 53% of respondents work at home at least one day a week, and 56% have flexible working hours, highlighting that these ‘benefits’ are now becoming the norm.  Harnham Life As a business, we try to both reflect, and the lead the way with, developments that we see across the Data & Analytics industry. From ensuring our consultants leave on time two days per week to participate in pursuits outside work, to offering one fully-paid Charity Day per year, we place emphasis on creating an environment where our teams feel like they have a good work-life balance. By building a culture where a consultant can set up a book club or arrange a night out on the town, we have formed a business where employee welfare is prioritized.  Though everyone has their own definition of what work-life balance means to them, it can be difficult to follow without government mandates like in some European countries or if you’re a small business. The important thing is to do what’s right for you and sometimes turn off your phone, close your laptop, and meet up with some family or friends in that coffee shop.  Whether you’re looking for a role with more benefits or a better work-life balance, we can help. 

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