Posts Tagged “Analyst”

Know your candidate – Skills

The Cock at Welwyn So what are “real” data skills? Let’s assume the big systems that we have invested in are already good at cleansing data and dealing with unstructured data. But human life forms still need to interact and “know” the data. They still need to find non-conforming data and recognise bad data. Without…

Today’s Data Challenge! Too many false positives?

So many of us work with anti-fraud and other systems that generate alerts and work queues. In general, we hope they will find the rogue event that makes all the difference. Maybe it’s like shooting fish in a barrel, but in most cases, our specialists spend a significant proportion of time wading through anomalies caused…

Know Your Candidate – The Analysts

Over the years I have had to select many new staff into the highly specialist world of data analysis. Not only does the new analyst have to fit the business team, they have to be capable of wrangling “real” data. Within some organisations, skills testing is routine for new candidates but it is often a…

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