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The talent acquisition test measures a candidate's proficiency in sourcing, recruiting, and onboarding qualified individuals, as well as their skill in leveraging recruitment technologies and data analysis to fulfill the organization's human capital needs efficiently.

Covered skills:

  • Talent Acquisition
  • Situational Judgement
  • Logical Reasoning
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9 reasons why
9 reasons why

Adaface Talent Acquisition Test is the most accurate way to shortlist Talent Acquisition Specialists



Reason #1

Tests for on-the-job skills

The Talent Acquisition Test helps recruiters and hiring managers identify qualified candidates from a pool of resumes and take objective hiring decisions. It reduces the administrative overhead of interviewing too many candidates and saves expensive engineering time by filtering out unqualified candidates.

You can use the Adaface Talent Acquisition Test to screen candidates for the following roles:

  • Talent Acquisition Specialist
  • Recruiter
  • HR Coordinator
  • Headhunter
  • Staffing Specialist
  • Sourcing Specialist
Reason #2

No trick questions

no trick questions

Traditional assessment tools use trick questions and puzzles for the screening, which creates a lot of frustration among candidates about having to go through irrelevant screening assessments.

The main reason we started Adaface is that traditional pre-employment assessment platforms are not a fair way for companies to evaluate candidates. At Adaface, our mission is to help companies find great candidates by assessing on-the-job skills required for a role.

Why we started Adaface ->
Reason #3

Non-googleable questions

We have a very high focus on the quality of questions that test for on-the-job skills. Every question is non-googleable and we have a very high bar for the level of subject matter experts we onboard to create these questions. We have crawlers to check if any of the questions are leaked online. If/ when a question gets leaked, we get an alert. We change the question for you & let you know.

These are just a small sample from our library of 10,000+ questions. The actual questions on this Talent Acquisition Test will be non-googleable.

🧐 Question

Medium

Streamlining High-Volume Technical Recruitment
Recruitment Strategy
Technical Assessment
Process Efficiency
Solve
QuantumLeap has recently posted a job listing for a Senior Software Developer role and received an overwhelming response of over 3,000 applications. With the engineering team preoccupied with urgent product development, the HR department must filter through the applications in a manner that ensures a high-quality shortlist without overtaxing the team's limited interviewing capacity. QuantumLeap values innovative problem-solving and coding efficiency, alongside a strong alignment with its proactive and collaborative company culture. 

Given the circumstances, what strategy should the HR team employ to effectively narrow down the candidate pool while maintaining the integrity and equity of the recruitment process?
A: Launch an automated initial screening using AI-powered tools to evaluate technical skills and cultural fit indicators from the resumes, followed by a standardized coding test to further refine the candidate pool.

B: Request candidates to submit a one way video pitching a solution to a common industry problem, providing insights into their communication, problem-solving skills, and creativity, which will be assessed by a panel of HR and select engineering team members.

C: Organize a hackathon event where applicants can participate remotely, solving real-world problems that reflect the job's responsibilities, judged by leading engineers and HR for technical and cultural fit.

D: Develop a remote multi-stage screening assessment starting with a problem-solving test followed by a timed coding test to identify top candidates for the engineering team to interview.

E: Conduct an AI-driven analysis of past projects and coding samples submitted by candidates to predict future performance and cultural fit, with subsequent interviews conducted by HR for the top-scoring candidates.

F: Implement a peer-review system where candidates evaluate each other’s code from a provided challenge, with HR overseeing the process to ensure it aligns with the company's collaborative culture.

G: Initiate a series of technical webinars led by the engineering team, followed by an open Q&A, to gauge interest in the role.

H: Require candidates to complete a comprehensive online course related to the job's tech stack, with a final exam that certifies their proficiency and readiness for the role.

Easy

Streamlining Recruitment Metrics
Recruitment Metrics
Data-Driven Decision Making
Strategic Planning
Solve
As the lead HR professional at a growing startup, you are tasked with developing a set of recruitment metrics that will help the company understand the effectiveness of its hiring process and its impact on business outcomes. Considering the need for a balance between efficiency and strategic insight, which combination of metrics would provide the most comprehensive overview without overwhelming the team with data?
A: Source of Hire, Candidate Net Promoter Score, Interview-to-Offer Ratio, New Hire Performance, Diversity of New Hires

B: Applicant Drop-off Rate, Time-to-Productivity, Recruitment Funnel Effectiveness, Cost of Vacancy, Staffing Agency Fees

C: Time-to-Hire, Candidate Experience Rating, Hiring Manager Satisfaction, Employee Lifetime Value, Attrition Rate

D: Time-to-Fill, Quality of Hire, Cost-per-Hire, Offer Acceptance Rate, Employee Turnover Rate

E: Time-to-Fill, Cost-per-Hire, First-Year Attrition, Hiring Velocity, Percentage of Open Positions

F: Hiring Manager Feedback, New Hire Ramp-Up Time, Offer Decline Reasons, Internal Mobility Rate, Training Investment Return

G: Employee Referral Rate, Recruitment Channel Effectiveness, Time-to-Promotion, Interview Scheduling Efficiency, Pre-hire Assessment Accuracy

H: Job Offer Conversion Rate, Post-hire Job Performance, Recruitment Marketing ROI, Candidate Job Fit, Talent Pool Growth

Medium

Email on Friday evening
Solve
Emily spent the entire week at a client's site as part of the accounting team. Emily is just about to leave for the weekend, when she notices that there is an email from another small, but growing client that they have been working closely for the past 3 months. Emily has a good professional relationship with Rebecca, who sent the email. Rebecca has a question, which she needs an urgent response to. Answering the question in detail will require Emily to access a number of files in her own office. What should Emily do first?
A: Reply immediately that she needs more information before she can respond in detail, and that she will do it first thing on Monday morning.

B: Rebecca will have gotten an out of office (OOO) response, so she can leave it for now and respond first thing on Monday morning.

C: Call Rebecca to find out by when they need the information. If they need it right away, Emily can go to office, give the required details and provide a more detailed response on Monday.

D: Reply to the email immediately, based on the information Emily has already and assure Rebecca that she will double check and send over a more detailed response first thing on Monday.

Medium

Handling Disruption in Supply Chain Management
Supply Chain Management
Risk Mitigation
Strategic Planning
Solve
You are the Head of Supply Chain for a large automobile manufacturer. Your supply chain is highly globalized, with key components sourced from various international suppliers. Recently, a significant geopolitical event has caused disruption to the supply of a critical component sourced from a particular region, causing production delays. You need to quickly resolve this issue while also planning for future disruptions. How should you approach this situation?
A: Find a local supplier for the critical component, regardless of cost and quality.
B: Stockpile components to mitigate future disruptions.
C: Invest in developing the component in-house, regardless of the time and resources it may take.
D: Lobby with government bodies to prioritize your company's needs.
E: Seek alternative international suppliers, renegotiate contracts with a risk mitigation clause, and invest in dual sourcing for critical components.
F: Shift the burden to the production department to figure out how to handle the component shortage.
G: Initiate legal action against the current supplier for not fulfilling their contract.

Medium

Interpersonal Skill in Team Management
Conflict Resolution
Emotional Intelligence
Decision Making
Solve
You are the team leader of a project team in a software development company. Your team consists of experienced and talented individuals. However, two of your team members, Alice and Bob, are frequently having disagreements, which is affecting the team's morale and overall productivity. The disagreements seem to stem from a clash in their working styles. Alice is very detail-oriented and likes to plan ahead while Bob is more spontaneous and likes to tackle problems as they come. You need to address this issue to ensure the project deadlines are met. What approach would you take?
A: They are both adults, wait for them to fix the issue by themselves. 
B: Pick the more competent team member's side and ask the other team member to adjust.
C: Have a private conversation with both Alice and Bob separately, to give feedback on their behaviors.
D: Organize team-building activities to improve team dynamics.
E: Report the situation to your manager and ask for their advice.
F: Terminate the less competent team member from the project team, and move them to another project.
G: Organize a meeting with both Alice and Bob, facilitating a discussion where they understand each other's perspectives and find a middle ground.

Easy

The Discrepancy
Solve
You are a data analyst for a marketing agency. While reviewing the quarterly reports, you notice a discrepancy in the sales data for a major client. The total sales for the quarter, as per the report, are $200,000. However, when you add up the monthly sales data given in the same report, the total is $210,000. The senior analyst is already preparing to present this report to the client. What is your next step?
A: Immediately inform the senior analyst about the discrepancy and offer to recalculate all the data.
B: Assume it's a minor mistake and ignore it, focusing on your other tasks.
C: Cross-verify the data with the original data source before bringing it to the attention of the senior analyst.
D: Prepare an amended report and replace the existing report without informing anyone.
E: Inform the IT department about the potential data integrity issue.
F: Talk to the person who prepared the report about the discrepancy.
G: Submit a report to the senior management detailing the discrepancy.

Medium

The Medical Mix-Up
Patient Safety
Solve
Sarah, a hospital administrator, was reviewing the medication administration records of patients. She came across a patient, Mr. Brown, who was reported to have an allergy to Penicillin. However, she noticed that the same patient was prescribed Amoxicillin for a bacterial infection. Knowing that both Penicillin and Amoxicillin are from the same drug family - beta-lactams, she should:
A: Assume the doctor knows best and ignore
B: Change the medication herself to a non-beta lactam drug
C: Contact the pharmacy to change the drug
D: Speak with the prescribing physician about the discrepancy
E: Consult the nurse who administered the medication
F: Immediately call the patient's family to inform them of the mistake
G: Report the case to a medical malpractice lawyer

Medium

Tennis Players
Solve
A tennis coach was trying to put together a team of 4 players for a tennis championship out of 7 players. R, S, T are the male players, and W, X, Y, Z are the female players. Note that all players have equal ability, and the team needs to have atleast 2 male players. While selecting the team we need to keep in mind that all 4 players should be able to play with each other. 
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We also need to keep the following restrictions in mind:
- R cannot play with Y
- S cannot play with W
- T cannot play with Z
Which of the following are true:

A: S and Z cannot be in the team together.
B: T and Y cannot be in the team together.
C: T and X cannot be in the team together.

Hard

CID Agent
Coding Decoding
Solve
A code ("EIG AUC REO RAI COG") was sent to the criminal office by a CID agent named Batra.  However, four of the five words are fake, with only one containing the information. They also included a clue in the form of a sentence: "If I tell you any character of the code word, you will be able to tell how many vowels there are in the code word." Are you able to figure out what the code word is?
A: RAI 
B: EIG
C: AUC
D: REO
E: COG
F: None

Medium

Positive correlation
Solve
Myra is working on her thesis for which she created a scatter plot of the number of teachers and the number of college graduates for cities in Australia. She noticed a positive correlation. Which of these do you think is the probable explanation for this correlation?
A: Teachers encourage people to go to college, so an increase in the number of teachers leads to an increase in the number of college graduates. 

B: Some college graduates choose teaching as a profession after graduating, so an increase in the number of college graduates also leads to an increase in the number of teachers.

C: There are more college graduates and teachers in higher income cities, so income is a confounding variable here, make it difficult to prove causation between number of teachers and number of college graduates. 

D: Cities with a higher population have more teachers and more college graduates, so the correlation is due to a third variable (population of city).

E: The provided data is insufficient, so it is extremely difficult to establish the reason for the correlation.

F: Most college students choose non-teaching professions after graduating, which explains the correlation. 

G: In Australia, college students are encouraged by their teachers to choose teaching as a profession after graduating.
🧐 Question🔧 Skill

Medium

Streamlining High-Volume Technical Recruitment
Recruitment Strategy
Technical Assessment
Process Efficiency
2 mins
Talent Acquisition
Solve

Easy

Streamlining Recruitment Metrics
Recruitment Metrics
Data-Driven Decision Making
Strategic Planning
2 mins
Talent Acquisition
Solve

Medium

Email on Friday evening
2 mins
Situational Judgement
Solve

Medium

Handling Disruption in Supply Chain Management
Supply Chain Management
Risk Mitigation
Strategic Planning
2 mins
Situational Judgement
Solve

Medium

Interpersonal Skill in Team Management
Conflict Resolution
Emotional Intelligence
Decision Making
2 mins
Situational Judgement
Solve

Easy

The Discrepancy
2 mins
Situational Judgement
Solve

Medium

The Medical Mix-Up
Patient Safety
2 mins
Situational Judgement
Solve

Medium

Tennis Players
3 mins
Logical Reasoning
Solve

Hard

CID Agent
Coding Decoding
3 mins
Logical Reasoning
Solve

Medium

Positive correlation
2 mins
Logical Reasoning
Solve
🧐 Question🔧 Skill💪 Difficulty⌛ Time
Streamlining High-Volume Technical Recruitment
Recruitment Strategy
Technical Assessment
Process Efficiency
Talent Acquisition
Medium2 mins
Solve
Streamlining Recruitment Metrics
Recruitment Metrics
Data-Driven Decision Making
Strategic Planning
Talent Acquisition
Easy2 mins
Solve
Email on Friday evening
Situational Judgement
Medium2 mins
Solve
Handling Disruption in Supply Chain Management
Supply Chain Management
Risk Mitigation
Strategic Planning
Situational Judgement
Medium2 mins
Solve
Interpersonal Skill in Team Management
Conflict Resolution
Emotional Intelligence
Decision Making
Situational Judgement
Medium2 mins
Solve
The Discrepancy
Situational Judgement
Easy2 mins
Solve
The Medical Mix-Up
Patient Safety
Situational Judgement
Medium2 mins
Solve
Tennis Players
Logical Reasoning
Medium3 mins
Solve
CID Agent
Coding Decoding
Logical Reasoning
Hard3 mins
Solve
Positive correlation
Logical Reasoning
Medium2 mins
Solve
Reason #4

1200+ customers in 75 countries

customers in 75 countries
Brandon

With Adaface, we were able to optimise our initial screening process by upwards of 75%, freeing up precious time for both hiring managers and our talent acquisition team alike!


Brandon Lee, Head of People, Love, Bonito

Reason #5

Designed for elimination, not selection

The most important thing while implementing the pre-employment Talent Acquisition Test in your hiring process is that it is an elimination tool, not a selection tool. In other words: you want to use the test to eliminate the candidates who do poorly on the test, not to select the candidates who come out at the top. While they are super valuable, pre-employment tests do not paint the entire picture of a candidate’s abilities, knowledge, and motivations. Multiple easy questions are more predictive of a candidate's ability than fewer hard questions. Harder questions are often "trick" based questions, which do not provide any meaningful signal about the candidate's skillset.

Reason #6

1 click candidate invites

Email invites: You can send candidates an email invite to the Talent Acquisition Test from your dashboard by entering their email address.

Public link: You can create a public link for each test that you can share with candidates.

API or integrations: You can invite candidates directly from your ATS by using our pre-built integrations with popular ATS systems or building a custom integration with your in-house ATS.

invite candidates
Reason #7

Detailed scorecards & benchmarks

Reason #8

High completion rate

Adaface tests are conversational, low-stress, and take just 25-40 mins to complete.

This is why Adaface has the highest test-completion rate (86%), which is more than 2x better than traditional assessments.

test completion rate
Reason #9

Advanced Proctoring


What topics are covered in the Talent Acquisition Test?

The process of communicating, interpreting, and discovering significant patterns in data

Analytics

The process of arriving at a sound decision based on facts and information

Decision Making

Ability to translate and pass on your thoughts and information

Communication
Customer Service
Task Management

Ability to choose from a given set of options and stating as most or least effective

Most and Least Effective Options

Refers to a business philosophy that prioritizes the needs of the customer over the needs of the business

Customer Orientation
Problem Solving

Ability to navigate effectively between tasks and people in your work environment

Team and Work Management

Process of thinking and preparing for tasks focused on goals

Planning & Organising
Attitude
Stress Management

Refers to the tactics and behaviors a person shows to interact with others effectively

Interpersonal Skills
Abstract Reasoning
Critical Thinking
Diagrammatic Reasoning
Deductive Reasoning
Inductive Reasoning
Problem Solving
Pattern Matching
Seating Arrangements
Shape Construction
Statement and Assumptions
Statement and Conclusions
Syllogism
Clocks
Coding-Decoding
Critical path
Cubes and cuboids
Alphanumeric series
Reasoning Analogies
Artificial Language
Blood Relations
Calendars
Cause and Effect
Data Sufficiency
Picture Series and Sequences
Paper Folding
Puzzles
Pattern Series and Sequences
Order & Ranking
Decision Making
Deductive Reasoning/Statement Analysis
Dices
Directions
Embedded Images
Figure Matrix
Input-Output
Mirror and Water Images
Odd One Out
Singapore government logo

The hiring managers felt that through the technical questions that they asked during the panel interviews, they were able to tell which candidates had better scores, and differentiated with those who did not score as well. They are highly satisfied with the quality of candidates shortlisted with the Adaface screening.


85%
reduction in screening time

FAQs

Can I combine multiple skills into one custom assessment?

Yes, absolutely. Custom assessments are set up based on your job description, and will include questions on all must-have skills you specify.

Do you have any anti-cheating or proctoring features in place?

We have the following anti-cheating features in place:

  • Non-googleable questions
  • IP proctoring
  • Web proctoring
  • Webcam proctoring
  • Plagiarism detection
  • Secure browser

Read more about the proctoring features.

How do I interpret test scores?

The primary thing to keep in mind is that an assessment is an elimination tool, not a selection tool. A skills assessment is optimized to help you eliminate candidates who are not technically qualified for the role, it is not optimized to help you find the best candidate for the role. So the ideal way to use an assessment is to decide a threshold score (typically 55%, we help you benchmark) and invite all candidates who score above the threshold for the next rounds of interview.

What experience level can I use this test for?

Each Adaface assessment is customized to your job description/ ideal candidate persona (our subject matter experts will pick the right questions for your assessment from our library of 10000+ questions). This assessment can be customized for any experience level.

Does every candidate get the same questions?

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