Business analyst salary bump: 7 steps BAs can take to earn more

A business analyst (BA) has one of the most crucial jobs in the modern enterprise: leveraging data analytics to bridge the gap between IT and business. In doing so, they engage with business leaders and users to better understand how data-driven changes to process, products, services, software, and hardware can improve efficiencies and add value.

For many, a BA job is an entry point into the business world. But as they expand their knowledge and skills, it becomes time to contemplate career and salary growth.

We spoke to a number of current and former business analysts, as well as career specialists and those who work with BAs regularly, to find out how you can charge up your career and boost your salary as a BA. There are several routes to a bigger payday, some of which involve staying put in your current job and others involve moving on. But you’ll

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Microsoft and Meta Announce Partnership for Work Apps

It is a meta collaboration. Meta Platforms, Inc. (FB)—the company formerly known as Facebook—and Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) are partnering to integrate their work collaboration software. The integration will enable content sharing and engagement between both applications.

Thus, users of Facebook’s Workplace app, now rebranded as Workplace from Meta, will be able to react and comment on content posted inside Microsoft’s Teams, while users of the latter app will be able to view videos posted in Workplace. Ujjwal Singh, Meta’s head of Workplace, told CNBC that the integration was requested by users at Vodafone Group Plc (VOD) and Accenture Plc (ACN).

Key Takeaways

  • Microsoft’s Teams and Meta’s Workplace are integrating their work applications to provide access and engagement to office workers.
  • The integration will enable users of Workplace from Meta to access and engage with videos inside Microsoft Teams and vice versa.
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Idaho Hispanic Foundation receives multimillion-dollar grant

MAGIC VALLEY — During the pandemic, small business owners nationwide did everything possible to stay afloat.

A study released by economists at the Fed found the pandemic resulted in the permanent closure of roughly 200,000 establishments.

As part of an American Rescue Plan, the U.S. small business administration awarded a $2.5 million grant to the Idaho Hispanic Foundation to reduce barriers faced by minority business owners.

The organization is now working with eight other nonprofit organizations statewide to help small business owners.

“It’s going to be the biggest ecosystem project Idaho has ever seen. I mean, where is there a project where you have three of our tribes, two of our Hispanic chambers, two of our veteran entrepreneur organizations, and one who serves the black community?” Diane Bevan, with The Idaho Women’s Business Center, said.

The organization, along with the Idaho Women’s Business Center, will be dividing the grant money

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Kelley School of Business forecast shows labor shortages to continue in 2022 – WISH-TV | Indianapolis News | Indiana Weather

INDIANAPOLIS (Inside INdiana Business) — An annual economic forecast from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business shows the economy will remain “somewhat resilient” amid challenges stemming from the pandemic, such as the supply chain. However, Kelley economists say labor shortages will continue to be a major concern, not only in the Hoosier State, but across the U.S.

In an interview with Inside INdiana Business, Kelley Assistant Professor of Business Economics Kyle Anderson said there are mixed signals.

“There are some really good signs, some really healthy parts of it. Indiana is doing pretty well in the national economy. But there are significant challenges, especially on the on the supply side on the labor side,” said Anderson. “These things pose limits to how much growth we’ll see over the next year.”

The economists predict the U.S. economy may average only about 300,000 in added jobs each month. Over the past

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