big data

How to interview a BA

This morning, I interview a candidate for a BA. I wasn’t too impressed on the phone, but I wondered why. What makes a good business analyst? Am I able to identify a good one? Or am I only able to identify one who is like me? I’d like to know more about hiring–who is good at it? Google’s done some work on how inaccurate interviewers are, and how they used Big Data to try to fix their hiring process. I need to search a little harder about Google’s methods, because that Forbes article doesn’t offer much. For this poor phone interview guy, I thought he didn’t explain his ideas at all well. Everything was a generality or a buzzword, without any insight. Do I know that’s the case? What did I sound like when I was interviewing?