The Strangest and Best Ways to Recruit Machine Learning Talent

The Strangest and Best Ways to Recruit Machine Learning Talent

Machine learning is on a meteoric rise within the realms of science and business, so tech companies should soon be looking all over for the most talented machine learning engineers they can find. However, engineers who solely specialize in machine learning skills may be few and far between; this, naturally, makes it difficult for companies like yours to find the talented machine learning engineers they need to stay ahead of the curve. There are clever solutions to this talent problem, of course. We have a handful of tips that will help you find great machine learning engineers or people who may become great machine learning engineers.

If At First They Can’t Do It, Teach Them

One of the easiest solutions to the problem of engineers not having machine learning skills is finding the engineers with related skills and teaching them the skills they need to master machine learning programs. Luckily, there are a few tried-and-true related skills that typically lead workers to move onto machine learning. These are data mining, an understanding of R, and Python programming. Workers with these skills on their resumes are worth looking into because they may be ready and willing to learn the machine learning skills your company needs.

Look Outside Your Field to Find Great Talent

While it may seem easier to look within tech and science fields to find machine learning engineers, research shows that many workers with machine learning aptitude are also found in other businesses and sectors. Most of them work in the higher education fields, usually doing research, but there are also large numbers of people with machine learning skills waiting to be pulled from computer programming professions to develop their machine learning chops.

Assist Workers in Pivoting to Your Industry

Although many workers who can excel at machine learning are typically engaged in other industries, the good news is that many of these workers have decided to pivot to machine learning-related fields within the last year. This means that with enough persuasion, you can get these workers to pivot to you. Once again, the field of higher education and research is a great place to find talent, with the surprising fields of finance and banking also providing a great source of ready and able machine learning prospects.

Look for Workers Who Have Specific Skills, then Engineer Them

As stated above, many people with machine learning aptitude already have a firm grasp of other skills. These skillsets usually indicate workers with a high chance of transitioning into machine learning fields: programming, coding, software development, business analysis, big data and data processing, and project management. The best part of these skillsets is their broad range of applications; a diverse team is a great team, and when you find talented individuals with these skills and add machine learning to their repertoire, your company is bound to grow and expand in fantastic ways. This will ensure you and your team lead the industry as it embraces machine learning.

Visit www.PROPRIUS.com for more information on how to improve your team and career. PROPRIUS is an Artificial Intelligence Industry recruiting firm dedicated to projecting organizations to the next level.

If you are ready to accelerate your team, then schedule a 10-minute discovery call at https://PROPRIUS.as.me/Discovery. We have a dedicated search process designed to locate, connect with, and deliver the most talented candidates.

If you are looking to propel your career, then schedule a 30-minute intake call at https://PROPRIUS.as.me/Intake. We identify the top Engineers in the Artificial Intelligence Industry that generate results, create opportunity and inspire others to perform their best work.

Joshua Crawford | Managing Director | PROPRIUS

Better Served: How Understanding Data Can Improve Your Customer Service

Better Served: How Understanding Data Can Improve Your Customer Service

The growing field of data science is making big changes to the strategies that companies like yours use to provide customer service. With more data regarding consumer habits available than ever before, you are capable of analyzing a customer’s buying habits and shopping cycles to better predict how they think, what they want, and how they figure out what to buy. All this information allows businesses to completely customize shopping experiences for customers, delivering personalized service that caters to each customer’s every want and need. Here are five ways to offer better customer service through data analysis.

More Information is Not Necessarily Better Information

While more information about customers is a good thing for you, more information for customers is not always the best strategy. Too much product information can become overwhelming and turn potential buyers away, so it is better to use targeted information in small clusters rather than bombard the customer with a thousand characters on a screen. Data analysis enables your team to parse what customers respond to so you may offer a streamlined, comfortable shopping experience that matches the customer’s desires and habits with the services you offer.

Reviewing the Reviews Helps You Improve Your Services

Reviews make or break sales in the digital age. It is easy to read a product or a brand review and determine whether or not it is worth time and money. While it is in every company’s best interest to avoid bad reviews if possible, it is also helpful to review each and every piece written about your products and services. This ensures that you catch flaws in your selling systems before they become deal-breakers, and you can figure out how customers go about shopping for your products. Data analysis makes this daunting review process much simpler so you can find what keeps customers coming back and refine it.

Streamlining the Shopping Experience Eases Every Transaction

Thanks to big data analysis techniques, you can see which questions and concerns about your products come up the most often and tailor your virtual display space to answer the most important queries simply and quickly. This takes the hassle of research away from the customer and makes them more likely to purchase your products. A well-written product description or a straightforward ad can make all the difference in a customer’s habits.

Refining the Message Increases Customer Loyalty

As big data reveals customer habits and geofencing shows where customers are likely to shop, a highly personalized message may be crafted to entice customers to your business. Location-based marketing helps you hone your advertisements until they cruise smoothly into customers’ inboxes and predicting behavior through data analysis allows these personalized messages to reach as many of your customers as possible.

New Technology Automates Conversation with a Personal Touch

Data analysis and machine learning have enabled artificially intelligent chat bots to hold in-depth conversations with people, and with so much customer data ready to be examined, it is possible to use chat bots to simplify the customer service experience through machines. With your flesh-and-blood workers always ready to offer more nuanced solutions and machines handling the smaller queries and problems, your business will flow smooth and quickly.

Visit www.PROPRIUS.com for more information on how to improve your team and career. PROPRIUS is an Artificial Intelligence Industry recruiting firm dedicated to projecting organizations to the next level.

If you are ready to accelerate your team, then schedule a 10-minute discovery call at https://PROPRIUS.as.me/Discovery. We have a dedicated search process designed to locate, connect with, and deliver the most talented candidates.

If you are looking to propel your career, then schedule a 30-minute intake call at https://PROPRIUS.as.me/Intake. We identify the top Engineers in the Artificial Intelligence Industry that generate results, create opportunity and inspire others to perform their best work.

Joshua Crawford | Managing Director | PROPRIUS

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Learn from the Greats: Career Advice from Successful AI Engineers

Starting down the path toward any new career in the Artificial Intelligence Industry can be a bit daunting. The way forward isn’t always clear, and if you’re like other aspiring engineers, you’re probably ready to do some internet research and design a plan for yourself to succeed. Luckily, there are many helpful articles and reference points online, and these articles should help you on the road to your best engineering work.

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This article is a great starting point for fresh engineers because it begins right out of college, in the middle of that transitory phase between the relative fantasy-land of school and the gritty reality of the “real world.” The article pulls no punches, reminding engineers that even though they just finished college, they are still just beginning their careers; in a way, they are little more than children in the grand scheme of engineering life. You must remind yourself that you are still learning, you will always be learning, and, in essence, you should always be ready to learn something new. Of course, as an engineer, you are already ready for constant learning.

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Once the rocky period between college and “real adult life” starts to end, there is the actual problem of finding a legitimate career to be solved. The first step in solving this problem, of course, is to find prospective employers who are willing to give fresh engineers a chance. Once you’ve done so, the big hurdle becomes the actual job interview, which is what this article helps you prepare for. Many young engineers don’t quite know what to expect when they go into their first interview, and even for those who have interviewed a few times, mastering the process can be challenging. Refresh your interview techniques with this article and go into any meeting with possible employers ready to impress and invigorate.

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So, you nailed the interview, and now you’ve got your first official engineering job. A great accomplishment indeed, but there are still many things to be gleaned and learned from your experiences moving forward. This article will help you stay aware of your new professional environment while maintaining a strong work ethic and an eagerness to learn. Instead of letting your new degree and new job title inflate your ego, remember to ask questions, and be open to advice from your peers. You are still relatively new to the engineering fields, despite your learning and experience, and an open ear and dedicated mind will help you become a pro in no time.

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Now that you’re going to work every day and experiencing exciting new challenges, time may feel like it’s moving a bit faster. It may become too easy to get lost in your new routine, but this article reminds you that it’s important to look up from your day-to-day tasks every now and then in order to see the big picture. Looking beyond yourself at the work of your supervisors and superiors will help you figure out what it takes to improve your engineering skills and ascend the ladder of competence. If you take your time, look at everything as a learning opportunity, and think about the big picture, you’ll become a highly successful engineer in your own right.

Visit www.PROPRIUS.com for more information on how to improve your team and career. PROPRIUS is an Artificial Intelligence Industry recruiting firm dedicated to projecting organizations to the next level.

If you are ready to accelerate your team, then schedule a 10-minute discovery call at https://PROPRIUS.as.me/Discovery. We have a dedicated search process designed to locate, connect with, and deliver the most talented candidates.

If you are looking to propel your career, then schedule a 30-minute intake call at https://PROPRIUS.as.me/Intake. We identify the top Engineers in the Artificial Intelligence Industry that generate results, create opportunity and inspire others to perform their best work.

Joshua Crawford | Managing Director | PROPRIUS

Complete the Puzzle: Ways to Find the Best Talent for Your Team

Complete the Puzzle: Ways to Find the Best Talent for Your Team

Many job recruiters make sites like LinkedIn the core of their recruitment process, and while such staples make a fine foundation for recruiting, it takes a little bit of creative thinking to really complete a well-rounded team. Here are a handful of tips for recruiting outside of the typical LinkedIn box.

Branch Out and Use Different Recruitment Tools

Although it may seem like an exercise in futility and frustration, it is incredibly useful to imagine a scenario in which your company does not have access to LinkedIn and other run-of-the-mill job search resources. Conjuring a world where the normal routes to success do not exist forces you to think of new routes to success, and these new creative routes will help you find new ways to source the talent you need to get your jobs done. Look at unconventional places like GitHub, Instagram, Facebook, and Meetup – these are typically used merely as social networking sites, but they can work unforeseen wonders in the career networking realm as well.

Make Your Job Opportunities Enticing

Most people don’t say yes to something they find unattractive, so it is up to you and your hiring managers to make your company and its opportunities look great to prospective job candidates. Describe future projects to candidates so they know what they may work on and tell them how your company makes something work that they can be proud of. If a candidate can get excited about the job you have to offer, they are more likely to accept the position. Communication is key to your success in selling your company’s opportunities; work closely with your hiring managers to provide all the pertinent information potential hires will need and want to know about your company and its available jobs.

Tap into the Candidate’s Experience and Network to Maximize Results

In order to find the best candidate for the job, you must know exactly what that job entails and what the candidate should know about that job to do it right. Mastering these details goes a long way toward streamlining the hiring process and helps you and your hiring managers find the best hires for the job. In addition, it is good to follow up with candidates, even ones who didn’t get hired; this keeps your network strong and maintains positive connections between your company and the existing workforce.

Figure Out Your Metrics for Success and Stick to Them

There is a plethora of statistics to follow when gauging the effectiveness of your recruitment efforts, and it’s up to you to figure out which ones you want to track and, consequently, which ones you want to work on. Whether they’re referrals, face-to-face meetings, or completed placements, find what you wish to improve and watch your numbers for progress. See what works and what doesn’t, then get better. Above all else, maintain open lines of communication with your recruiters and your candidates to keep hiring processes cutting-edge yet smooth.

Improve your strategies and your connections, and the great new hires will flock to your company.

Visit www.PROPRIUS.com for more information on how to improve your team and career. PROPRIUS is an Artificial Intelligence Industry recruiting firm dedicated to projecting organizations to the next level.

If you are ready to accelerate your team, then schedule a 10-minute discovery call at https://PROPRIUS.as.me/Discovery. We have a dedicated search process designed to locate, connect with, and deliver the most talented candidates.

If you are looking to propel your career, then schedule a 30-minute intake call at https://PROPRIUS.as.me/Intake. We identify the top Engineers in the Artificial Intelligence Industry that generate results, create opportunity and inspire others to perform their best work.

Joshua Crawford | Managing Director | PROPRIUS

Climb to the Top: How to Become a CDO

Climb to the Top: How to Become a CDO

Many companies nowadays have been striving to complete their digital transformations, and these ongoing changes encompass a great deal of time and effort. A new executive position, the chief digital officer, is coming into trend to help guide companies on their paths toward total digital transformation. As businesses move their models and procedures to digital realms, hardworking people with technological know-how are in high demand. If you are looking for a challenging yet rewarding job as a strategic guide and leader in a time of great change, read these tips for how to become a CDO.

Bringing Your Workers Together: Leadership Qualities

Since the ultimate task of a CDO is to lead an entire company forward in initiating a total digital transformation, many changes must be implemented along the way. Many people do not like change which is why one of the greatest qualities a CDO can possess is leadership potential – charisma, charm, and the ability to persuade people to work together are all crucial to the success of a CDO.

Leading Your Workers Forward: Strategies for Change

As the leader of a whole company’s efforts to change to digitized business models, a CDO has to be able to look ahead, set goals, and lead their colleagues in achieving those goals. A strategic mind goes a long way here, and if you are analytical and charismatic to boot, you will have the strong strategic abilities required of a successful CDO.

Understanding the Technology: Deep Knowledge

As someone looking to become a CDO, you will need to demonstrate broad and deep knowledge of the technologies involved in digital transformations. Any tech the company works with and any devices and services involved in the transition to digitized business must be known inside and out if you wish to become a competent CDO. You will use your knowledge to plan and implement the changes necessary to usher in the company’s digital future.

Understanding the Business: Both Sides are Necessary

While knowing the technology helps bring the company forward, knowing good business is crucial for looking ahead and planning for a successful digital work effort. To transition to a digital schematic and leap into the future of business, you will need to know the company’s business models and trends. This will enable you to combine your knowledge of business and technology to craft a template for moving forward.

Knowing the People: Empathetic Mentorship

Bringing about changes is difficult, and it will likely cause your colleagues to be a little uncomfortable. To show your potential as a CDO, it will be important for you to support your co-workers and guide them through the difficult digital transformation you have implemented. If you can plan the technological sea changes and usher your company through them successfully, you have what it takes to be a competent CDO.

Naturally, many of these qualities are ones that come with experience. If you spend enough time in a company and learn how business works, how people work, and how technology works, you are well on your way to having the qualities desired in a great CDO. Put your skills and knowledge together for a digital future, and the job could be yours.

Visit www.PROPRIUS.com for more information on how to improve your team and career. PROPRIUS is an Artificial Intelligence Industry recruiting firm dedicated to projecting organizations to the next level.

If you are ready to accelerate your team, then schedule a 10-minute discovery call at https://PROPRIUS.as.me/Discovery. We have a dedicated search process designed to locate, connect with, and deliver the most talented candidates.

If you are looking to propel your career, then schedule a 30-minute intake call at https://PROPRIUS.as.me/Intake. We identify the top Engineers in the Artificial Intelligence Industry that generate results, create opportunity and inspire others to perform their best work.

Joshua Crawford | Managing Director | PROPRIUS

Technology Rising: Advanced Manufacturing and the Future of Industry

Technology Rising: Advanced Manufacturing and the Future of Industry

Despite advances in the technology sector, manufacturing continues to thrive as a vital part of the economy, and technological advances intertwine with the manufacturing industry to push it into the future. Analysts believe that the next industrial revolution will pertain to advanced manufacturing, and it will increase the output and net profits in manufacturing hubs all around the globe. While there are many manufacturing centers on our planet, many of them are situated in America, where big cities bring big business, and the large strides made in the technology sector ensure that manufacturing techniques are becoming honed with time and practice.

America is the Heart of Manufacturing

Large cities around America, including Chicago, are home to massive manufacturing centers and precision machine-working shops. Naturally, these businesses have advanced beyond the old limits thanks to advanced manufacturing. New technology has enabled building and crafting processes to be refined, and workers can do their jobs faster and more efficiently than ever before. These refinements have the potential to expand manufacturing centers beyond their previous scopes, ushering in new work and new jobs that are ready to revitalize the manufacturing industries with new technology and fresh ideas.

New Technology Requires New Knowledge

While all the advances in the manufacturing sector create new jobs and new fields of opportunity, there is a lack of people with the knowledge required to properly utilize these advanced manufacturing techniques. Naturally, education systems strive to fill these knowledge gaps, and various high school programs have dedicated resources to teaching young people how to use these new manufacturing techniques. Advanced manufacturing shop classes merge tried-and-true building techniques with advanced processes, so today’s youth can prepare themselves for the businesses of the future. When enough young people have mastered the skills necessary to push manufacturing forward, these industries will skyrocket to success.

Advanced Manufacturing is a Manifold Endeavor

One of the biggest obstacles in the way of advanced manufacturing is funding. Many city centers with manufacturing hubs experience a dearth of funding for new manufacturing initiatives and industry-based education, and this is where finance experts come into play. Businessmen with financing chops are needed to figure out realistic budgets for these manufacturing initiatives and educational opportunities. Where the money makes sense, more educational and work initiatives can blossom, and these will usher in new talent and new business so manufacturing cities can flourish. A partnership between business and technology is necessary to make sure every city can benefit from these cutting-edge advanced manufacturing techniques.

A Blend of the Old and New

Even as advanced manufacturing processes push the industry forward, traditional manufacturing techniques are here to stay. The trick to succeeding in this new world of technology is to find a way to combine the traditional manufacturing techniques with new technologies and processes. With old-school mastery of the traditional techniques as a foundation and new processes building upon that foundation, advanced manufacturing stands to become a juggernaut in the worlds of technology and business.

Visit www.PROPRIUS.com for more information on how to improve your team and career. PROPRIUS is an Artificial Intelligence Industry recruiting firm dedicated to projecting organizations to the next level.

If you are ready to accelerate your team, then schedule a 10-minute discovery call at https://PROPRIUS.as.me/Discovery. We have a dedicated search process designed to locate, connect with, and deliver the most talented candidates.

If you are looking to propel your career, then schedule a 30-minute intake call at https://PROPRIUS.as.me/Intake. We identify the top Engineers in the Artificial Intelligence Industry that generate results, create opportunity and inspire others to perform their best work.

Joshua Crawford | Managing Director | PROPRIUS

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