The Importance of Purpose in Work

Welcome to the MBN Solutions UK Data Salary Survey 2022 Podcast Series

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The MBN Solutions UK Data Salary Survey 2022 was produced to provide an analysis of the latest hiring trends in data as well as a breakdown of salaries by role and region across the UK.

The survey was augmented by research we conducted around 4 main topic areas that we, our clients, and our community regard as crucial to the attraction of niche talent such as data analysts, data scientists and data engineers, focusing on:

   -  Purpose in Work

   - The Globalisation of Talent

   - The Changing Shape of Reward Packages

   - Diversity & Inclusion

In each episode of this podcast series, we will take a deeper dive into one of these topics – with a special guest providing their input based on their background and experience in the data space. 

In this episode we take a deeper dive into The Importance of Purpose in Work

Our research has found that, over the last few years, data professionals have increasingly started to think about why they do the jobs that they do. If they can do the job that they want, for any company they choose, almost anywhere in the world, why stay at the one they are currently in – or what could potentially tempt them to look elsewhere?

On this episode we were joined by Donne Burrows, Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer of Engine B to discuss the topic in more detail


     3 Main Takeaways:

   1) As an employee or a founder - find your why. Your what will flow from there.

  2) Look beyond purely competence in the hiring of data talent. Find a way to incorporate the sharing of purpose into selection processes. 

  3) Authenticity, honesty and purpose are becoming key determinants in the increasingly competitive data talent marketplace – stay true to yourself.


Guest Bio:

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Donne Burrows, Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer of Engine B,

Donne is powering a new open age of Professional Services working with some of the largest firms in the industry. Her purpose is to create and develop a high performing team who are focused on pulling together to deliver on Engine B’s vision to open up and digitise the professional services marketplace.

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Meet the Host:

Robin Huggins

Robin Huggins, Director of Client Services, MBN Solutions

Rob is Client Services Director at MBN Solutions. It’s been over 12 years and he’s still the smiling face that our clients know and love. Whether it’s ensuring excellence in our engagement model or presenting at one of our events, Rob is often the first MBN face that people see. He’s pretty good, too. So good that he’s been recognised as one of the hundred most influential people in the UK Data Industry...twice.