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10 Ways Wave® Transforms Talent Acquisition

13th February 2024

The goal for talent acquisition is to continually raise the bar in finding great people for their organization. Wave provides a scientific and seamless framework for talent acquisition teams to structure their processes and get the best out of their hiring managers and candidates.

Here are 10 ways Wave transforms talent acquisition.


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Reducing Risk

As the most powerful predictor of workplace performance and potential, the Wave questionnaires offer the highest validity of any personality questionnaire on the market. Why does this matter so much? Put simply, it reduces the risk of a bad hire from 1 in 5 to 1 in 50 (risks include financial cost, productivity disruption and reputation damage).


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Diving Deeper

Wave gives you more insight. It is the only tool to identify the relationship between workplace motive, talent and culture. This increases the odds of a successful hire and better fit, showing you what a candidate enjoys doing, what they are good at doing and the work environment in which they are most likely to thrive.


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Assessing with Algorithms

Underpinned by unparalleled data sets, the Wave model provides a framework for matching drivers for success in a given role and also identifying future potential. Roles can be profiled using interactive card sort exercises or the Role Fit app which uses smart algorithms.


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Screening Candidates

The remarkable validity of Wave can also be applied to candidate screening decisions. Match 6.5, powered by Wave, is the fastest way to match the right talent to the right role with a completion time of just six and a half minutes. Specific role-fit scores are generated, enabling fast and accurate screening decisions.


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Increasing Efficiency

The breadth and depth of insight gathered from Wave would be impossible to glean from traditional hiring methods. This scientific insight helps talent acquisition partners and hiring managers focus on what is most important.


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Benchmarking Talent

Interactive talent analytics can be generated for groups of 3 or more candidates. These dynamic data sets give you scientific data to benchmark candidates against and help you continually raise the bar for who you recruit.


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Distinguishing Talent

The Wave questionnaires use a unique ‘rate and rank’ format to really tease apart candidate strengths and challenge areas. This gives a deeper level of insight than any other questionnaire. Organizations can start to understand what really makes a candidate tick and whether they are the right person for you.


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Spotting Fakes

The Wave questionnaires have in-built checks and balances to test for consistency. Report outputs illustrate how a candidate has interacted with the questionnaire and mitigates for overly positive or overly negative profiles. These mechanisms ensure the profile presented has unparalleled accuracy.


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Balancing Bias

Powered by strong evidence-based research, Wave can ‘walk the walk’ as well as ‘talk the talk’. Technical handbooks are available illustrating fairness, reliability and validity figures. This all helps to reduce the opportunity for conscious and unconscious bias, enabling objective and defensible decision making at each stage of the hiring process.


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Interacting with Users

The questionnaire intuitively responds and interacts with users, presenting candidates with a more engaging experience. The questions are work relevant and the reporting is straightforward, and business-like for candidates, managers and hiring specialists. Wave-powered Interview Guides are available for line managers engaged in devolved recruitment.

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