Strategy 5: Favor Staff Quality over Quantity

Analyst quality is vastly more important than analyst quantity.


Look for enthusiasm, curiosity, and a thirst for knowledge.

Talent attracts talent.

More advanced positions require a different mind-set:

  • Strong intuition and ability to think “outside the box”
  • Attention to detail while seeing the bigger picture
  • Ability to pick up new concepts; thirst for knowledge
  • Desire to script and automate repetitive parts of the job.

Soft skills:
Written and oral communication
Ability to thrive on high ops tempo, high-stress environments
Strong team player
Ability to provide on-the-job training and knowledge sharing to other analysts
Self-initiative with strong time management
Solid sense of integrity and identification with the mission.

Minimizing Turnover