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Alva 101: Introduction to data-driven recruitment

  • 10 lessons
  • 1 h 28 min
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Introduction

About this course

Why should you strive for being objective in the recruitment process? What pitfalls to avoid, and how to actually evaluate how a candidate will perform on the job?

As you go through this course, you will learn why recruitment is so hard and how to actually do an assessment of your candidates that will predict their job performance. We will talk about the common pitfalls to avoid, why objectivity is so important and how to set up a data-driven recruitment process.

You will also get a short intro to the science behind it all. What the research says and what parameters to look for. Everything nicely packaged in shorter 8-10 minute videos.

Ready to jump in? Let's go!

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Course Outline

Why we use tests in recruitment

Lesson 01

The difficulties in recruitment

About this lesson

Welcome to the very first course of Alva University - Alva 101! In this lesson, you will learn

  • Why recruitment is so important
  • Why recruitment is so hard
  • ...And what the solution is.

So let's get into it! Click on the play button to get started.

Lesson 02

How recruitment drives bottom-line results

About this lesson

And now to the second part of this course: How recruitment helps drive business results. In the lesson, we will cover:

  • How to capture and explain job performance
  • How individual performance differs, and is linked to organizational performance
  • How recruitment helps to improve the overall results of the organization.

Ready to start? Click the play button.

Lesson 03

Predicting job performance

About this lesson

Welcome to the third lesson! In this video, you will learn about what research is telling us about predicting job performance in recruitment.

  • How efficient are different hiring methods to predict job performance
  • How to combine different methods to increase precision

Ready to start? Click the play button.

Lesson 04

Common problems with conventional recruitment processes

About this lesson

In the fourth lesson, we will focus on what risks and challenges there are in running a traditional recruitment process. In this video, you will learn about what research is telling us about predicting job performance in recruitment.

  • Common mishaps and problems that occur in traditional recruitment processes
  • How our brain sometimes gets in the way when we are recruiting and making decisions.

Let's dive in.

Lesson 05

Create an evidence-based process

About this lesson

Final lesson in this course. So - how does it all fit together? How do you actually go about in creating a more objective recruitment process? In this video, you will learn about what research is telling us about predicting job performance in recruitment.

  • Put everything together in a science based process
  • What steps should a data-driven recruitment process include
  • How can you work within each step of the process

Almost there! Click play to get into it.

‍After you finished watching
Congratulations - you just completed the first block of the course Alva 101! Take our quiz HERE and find out how much you learned.

Introduction to personality

Lesson 06

What is personality?

About this lesson

Welcome to the second block of our course Alva 101. Here we will dive deeper into the concept of personality. In this first lesson, we will cover:

  • What personality is
  • How it’s measured
  • Why it matters in recruitment

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Lesson 07

The Five-Factor Model

About this lesson

Let's move on to the main concept we use for defining personality traits. We will cover:

  • What the Five-Factor model of personality is
  • What the traits of this model actually entail
  • Why this model is so central in evidence-based assessment

Let's dig in!

Lesson 08

Personality and Selection

About this lesson

We now continue our journey through the topic of personality. In this lesson, you will learn:

  • How personality relates to job performance
  • How to use personality tests in selection

Lesson 09

Alva's Personality test part 1

About this lesson

Let's take a closer look at Alva’s own personality test. In this lesson, you will learn:

  • The benefits of using modern test theory to build adaptive tests
  • The guiding principles behind Alva’s test construction
  • How these principles benefit the user

HERE you will find the full technical documentation of Alva’s personality test, including norm groups.

HERE you can read more about item response theory, and how norm groups are used there.

Lesson 10

Alva's Personality test part 2

About this lesson

Welcome to the final lesson of the block Intro to personality! Well done on completing all parts so far.

We will now conclude our presentation of Alva’s own personality test. In this video, you will learn about:

  • All the different factors and facets that make up Alva’s personality test
  • The nuances that make up personality
  • How the same personality trait can be expressed in multiple ways

HERE you will find the full technical documentation of Alva’s personality test, including norm groups.

HERE you can read more about item response theory, and how norm groups are used there.