When hiring new people, we primarily look for four things; People that just build things, use learning as a tool, pursue the truth and are passionate about our vision.
CAN's success depends on our ability to provide great jobs to innovative and creative professionals. However, managing these highly intelligent and creative people can be challenging. Smart people want clear career paths, frequent meaningful promotions, and competent managers. If smart people perceive a position lacking, they quickly lose motivation. For example, smart people quickly lose respect for a manager they perceive as being incompetent or less intelligent. CAN has tried to address the challenges of hiring smart people.
First, we have limited the number of positions that are not core to the business. If possible we have outsourced any position that is not sales or operations. Essentially we have outsourced for quality not price. This has created an organization were almost every position has a clear career path. This has allowed CAN to focus on building in-depth training programs that allow us to develop our people so that they can earn frequent and meaningful promotions.
Jefferson joined CAN before we had this blog, our website, our products, or our office at 1209 Harney St. This video is about how and why he decided to join Contemporary Analysis. He knew we had potential and decided to become apart of CAN's future and the future of data science. CAN specializes is predictive analytics. Predictive analytics involves collecting data about your business and customers, and then applying theory and math to build simple systems to help you work more effectively and efficiently.
My name is Branden Collingsworth. I interned at Contemporary Analysis this summer, and joined the team full-time January 2nd, 2012 as a data scientist. As a data scientist I use tools from econometrics, statistics, operations research, and data mining to solve our client’s business problems.
I get asked why in the prime of my career I went back to working for a startup company, run by young talent, in a field on the cutting edge of analytics. It was because, for the first time, I felt like an owner had a vision I could get behind. He wanted to be something better, do something different, and wanted me to help him create something magnificent. I saw it as a unique opportunity because, for the first time, I found a true entrepreneur.
Contemporary Analysis is a global data science company based in Omaha, NE that provide predictive analytics to multiple Fortune 500 companies and small businesses in the United States, Europe and Asia. Contemporary Analysis is focused on making analytics accessible to companies of all sizes and industries, and offers standard products and professional services.