Data analytics provider SAS’s report What Makes a Great Data Scientist? is based on a survey of almost 600 data scientists. It suggests more than half (55%) of the workers in the sector are experiencing some level of stress. One-quarter of men and about one-third (30%) of women are demonstrating signs that they are “heavily stressed”.
More than half (55%) of respondents have less than three years of experience, while 27% are adjusting their behaviour to “suit the perception of their work responsibilities”.
Warman believes HR directors need to be “finding the angles we need to set data scientists up for success”.
"This is a new breed of employee," she explained. "So let’s recognise the challenges around this and make sure we are enabling them to give us their best work. A lot of these people are very young and only just coming into the workplace."