Journal: People Science - Human Capital Management & Leadership in the public sector Volume 1, Issue 2 Spring/Summer 2014 - Page 17

to select the data scientists who should be proactively managed across all aspects of the community’s human capital strategy. Current performance and future potential are both important attributes and the community will be healthiest if it can retain a group with both. Given the overall competition for data scientists within the public sector and the private sector, it is important to understand why the members of the community who were not identified among the best contributors were rated that way. The reasons these data scientist were evaluated as limited contributors can inform the content of their individual development plans. It may also keep the community’s leaders abreast of life circumstances outside of work that mi