Step partners with Alva labs to make Graduate Recruitment processes fairer and more accessible to Smaller Growing Businesses (SMEs) across the UK.
Step has long had a reputation for supporting graduates into lesser known companies, be they SMEs, start-ups or more established businesses who have a commitment to developing their early career pipelines but who may not have an established graduate scheme or graduate development programme.
We are proud of our objective, skills based approach to screening candidates which delivers diverse shortlists. And now in 2023, we are excited to be introducing psychometric testing to our toolkit through our partnership with Alva Labs.
Alva labs is Inclusive by design: Research show that diverse teams outperform homogenous teams. Still, women have to submit 30% more applications to get to an interview. People of colour? 50% more applications. Alva Labs helps remove bias and create a more inclusive recruitment process.
Psychometric testing can be a useful tool for employers to use in the recruitment process because it can provide a fair and objective way to evaluate candidates. By relying on these tests rather than subjective factors, such as a candidate’s social background or connections, employers can help to ensure that they are making hiring decisions based on merit rather than biases. This can help to improve social mobility by providing equal opportunities for all candidates, regardless of their social background.
Promoting social mobility in the workplace can also be an effective way to become an employer of choice. This involves taking steps to create a level playing field for all employees, regardless of their social or economic background.
Step will be offering Alva Labs testing to every candidate that registers with Step. This will be completely optional but we believe this will provide graduates invaluable insight in to their preferences, work styles and the personality traits which they can maximise as they head in to their first graduate job. Students and Graduates can download and keep their Personality Profile. Meanwhile the logic test will give applicants an indication of how effectively they can process complex information and draw accurate conclusions.
Alva Labs psychometric testing will be integrated in to the Step screening and graduate recruitment process. It will allow the team to objectively search for relevant traits and preferences without referring to CVs.
Small and medium-sized businesses deserve the same recruitment advantages as larger organisations. At Step, we’re proud to offer SMEs the opportunity to unlock the benefits of psychometric testing in their recruitment process at no extra cost when relevant. Take advantage of our partnership and add value to your recruitment efforts today.