Alva Academy

Introduction to psychometric assessments

  • 6 lessons
  • 39min
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About this course

We take you on a journey through Alva Labs’ comprehensive video series to master the use of our Personality and Logic Tests in the hiring process. This course is designed for Talent Acquisition professionals who aim to enhance their recruitment strategies by integrating research-backed psychometric assessments. You’ll gain insights into how these tests not only evaluate candidates’ current capabilities but also their potential to succeed in future challenges. 

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Understand how combining logical ability assessments with personality insights offers a holistic view of candidates, ensuring they are a fit for today and ready for tomorrow.
  • Explore how Alva's adaptive testing technology tailors questions to each candidate, making assessments both challenging and engaging, leading to more accurate and meaningful insights – and a better overall candidate experience.
  • Strategic Recruitment Planning: Learn to strategically match candidates to roles by balancing assessments for immediate job fit and long-term potential, optimising your talent pipeline.
  • See how streamlined assessment processes reduce time spent on time-to-hire while increasing the accuracy of candidate selection, significantly improving your recruitment efficiency.

By the end of this series, you will be equipped with the knowledge to implement Alva’s psychometric tests effectively, ensuring your recruitment strategy is both grounded in the latest science and highly objective.

Alva Psychometric tests

Lesson 01

Why Psychometrics - Potential and Readiness

About this lesson

This video unpacks how blending assessments of candidates' current capabilities and potential to grow can significantly enhance hiring strategies. Focusing on readiness and potential, Alva’s approach aims to identify talents suited for today's roles and tomorrow’s challenges. Learn about integrating logical and personality tests to get a comprehensive view of candidates, ensuring a match that goes beyond just skills and experience.

Lesson 02

Designing your hiring process with the right assessment methods

About this lesson

This video guides you through selecting the right methods based on what they measure and their overlap, focusing on structured interviews, logical ability tasks, and personality tests to predict job performance accurately. Learn about creating a recruitment process that balances evaluating candidates' readiness and potential, ensuring a holistic approach to finding the best fit for your company. Discover how to structure your process from job descriptions to final interviews for success.

Lesson 03

Quick overview: Alva's tests

About this lesson

Our logical ability assessment, an adaptive abstract reasoning test, ensures a challenging yet manageable experience for candidates, adjusting in difficulty based on responses. The personality assessment, rooted in the Big Five factor model, adapts to efficiently gauge traits, promising a comprehensive view of candidates' capabilities and potential in just 30 minutes. Both tests conclude with automated, insightful feedback, enhancing the candidate experience and aiding employers in identifying high-potential individuals.

Lesson 04

Logical Ability test

About this lesson

Alva Labs' logical ability test assesses how candidates process complex information, crucial for decision-making in various roles. It's adaptive, offering questions based on performance to ensure engagement and accurate assessment. This test measures abstract reasoning—a stable trait across an individual's lifespan, crucial for learning and adaptation in changing job landscapes. Results range from 1 to 10, providing insights into how candidates fare against a general working population, thus supporting the identification of individuals with high potential for growth and adaptability.

Lesson 05

Personality Test

About this lesson

Alva Labs' Personality Test delves into the natural tendencies of behavior, crucial for role suitability, using the Big Five factor model: conscientiousness, extroversion, emotional stability, openness, and agreeableness. Candidates respond to statements on a scale, reflecting these traits. The test, designed to be insightful yet straightforward, measures fifteen traits across five factors to offer a nuanced understanding of personality in relation to job performance. This approach provides a balanced view, highlighting how different traits influence success in various roles.

Lesson 06

Interpreting the results - Understanding test profiles & reports

About this lesson

Alva Labs introduces a nuanced approach to evaluating candidates through its test profiles, designed to interpret results in a data-driven and automated manner. By focusing on both the potential and readiness of candidates, Alva's test profiles simplify the complex process of assessing suitability for various roles. This method allows for a transparent and efficient evaluation, encouraging early testing in the recruitment funnel to identify high-potential candidates effectively. With ten distinct profiles covering common job families, Alva ensures a tailored assessment, enhancing the match between candidates' traits and job requirements.