Melbourne Business School News Medibank, Deloitte, KPMG and more to recruit during analytics careers week

Medibank, Deloitte, KPMG and more to recruit during analytics careers week

Organisations are discovering pain points in their hiring practices, leading many of them to partner with Melbourne Business School to recruit better candidates.

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This partnership gives them access to people who can effectively enter their business to translate the significance of data to decision makers.

"One big focus for us is how everyone in analytics needs to be an 'analytics translator', who can solve crucial business problems and translate solutions to get buy-in," says Liam Jansen, team leader of hospital performance analytics at Medibank.

Medibank is a sponsor of our Master of Business Analytics degree and has recruited five graduates from the program over the past two years.

"One big challenge in any analytics space is the need to find people who can actually hit the ground running at the same speed as experienced employees. This is critical to healthcare because we need to meet member expectations and keep services at a high quality for the market."

Medibank will be recruiting on campus at our Master of Business Analytics Careers Week from October 1 – along with Coles, BP, Deloitte, ANZ, Rubix, Culture Amp, Liberty Financial, KPMG, AT Kearney and more.

Liam says another big benefit of the partnership with Melbourne Business School is the time Medibank saves in recruiting people it wants.

"We avoid the time-consuming hiring process, which can be difficult within the analytics profession, and work closely with Melbourne Business School to get candidates who fit well within the organisation," he says.

Liam says the healthcare industry faces particularly complex challenges because no one organisation owns health data in the way a bank owns financial information.

"There are bigger challenges in this industry than others, but also there's a great deal of opportunity too. My team deals with private hospital contractors, funding for patient care and managing third party providers, all of which require analytics to maintain quality service and getting patients the right care, which are critical."

Liam says when recruiting, they're looking for graduates who can bring something fresh to the organisation.

"We're not looking to duplicate skills we already have within the business. We're looking for complementary skills in people of various diversity. We see this as the best way to expand into new areas.

"In our team, we dedicate time for innovation, where analytics translators get four hours a week to work on things we think will benefit the business. It's perfect for new recruits coming in."

If you want to reach your full potential, find out more about studying a Master of Business Analytics at Melbourne Business School.