What is role fit

When you assess candidates with Alva, a candidate’s match to the test profile is presented as a percentage that’s called Role fit. The role fit is the single most important metric to look at to determine which candidates are a good fit for the job position.

Why does role fit use both logic and personality results

Role fit is an example of a composite score. A composite score combines several selection metrics into one overall figure. In this case, the combined scores are logic test and personality test results. If you use Alva’s interview scorecards, interview scores will also be weighted in.

Using a composite score is in line with what research recommends. It lowers the risk of False Negatives - meaning that we mistakenly reject candidates that would have been a good fit. This is because the uncertainty of the composite is lower and the predictive power is higher than for the individual scores. In other words, the composite score will give you an even higher certainty that you are moving forward with the right candidates.

In practice, our use of the role fit score also makes the candidate less dependant on a single test. For instance, if you have a somewhat lower logic score but a very suitable personality for the role in question, this will to some extent compensate in the overall role fit score.

In other words, the composite score will give you an even higher certainty that you are moving forward with the right candidates.

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