Principal Associate, Talent Assessment

Capital One
Vienna, Virginia
Jul 15, 2022
Aug 14, 2022
Full Time
Towers Crescent 2 (12067), United States of America, Vienna, Virginia

Principal Associate, Talent Assessment

As a Talent Assessment team member, you'll be part of Capital One's People Analytics organization working closely with Talent Acquisition partners and other I/O Psychologists to design and deliver innovative selection strategies to support our shared business goals. With an emphasis on quantitative and qualitative analysis, you'll support the design, validation, and implementation of assessment tools and processes to help ensure Capital One secures outstanding and diverse talent across our enterprise.

Our ideal candidate will display a strong balance of analytical and problem solving skills, business consulting, and communication competencies as well as the ability to work in a dynamic team environment. You'll be on a team of employee selection subject matter experts and will design, conduct, and document analyses (e.g., adverse impact metrics; sampling plans; validation studies) supporting projects with enterprise-wide impact and specific to lines of business as well.

You'll have the opportunity to consult with Talent Acquisition and other HR partners on selection projects, process improvements, reporting and analysis tools, and other initiatives focused on improving the candidate experience and enabling best practices in the pre-employment assessment space.

As a Talent Assessment team member, your main responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Developing and maintaining large data sets for analyses on various selection and assessment programs
  • Serving as an analyst for selection tool evaluation and reporting, including business impact analyses for selection solutions and programs
  • Communicating results of statistical analyses, along with their implications, to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Participating in the design, development, validation, testing, and implementation of practical, effective, defensible, and candidate-friendly products and selection tools and processes

Successful team members demonstrate competencies in these areas:
  • Analysis: Identify opportunities for improvement and use data to make strategic and tactical recommendations
  • Execution: Develop and test hypotheses, design solutions, assess operational feasibility, lead implementation efforts, and develop plans and tools for monitoring outcomes
  • Partnership: Collaborate with colleagues across Capital One including: HR, Technology, Sales, Operations, Finance and others to drive candidate experience improvements and business results.
  • Strategic & Analytic orientation: A proven track record of decision making and problem solving based on analytics. Conceptual thinking skills must be complemented by a strong quantitative orientation.
  • Business communication: Impeccable written and oral communication skills, including strong visualization skills (i.e., able to "tell the story" and highlight key insights in a clear and concise manner that is easily understood by stakeholders at all levels across the organization and with varying levels of technical savvy).
  • Results focus: Drives for results and achieves important goals applying strong organizational skills and detail orientation

Applicants seeking a remote work environment are invited to apply.

Basic Qualifications :
  • Master's degree
  • At least 1 year of employee selection and assessment work experience
  • At least 1 year of data analysis experience conducting analyses, and building statistical models in R, Python, and/or SQL
  • At least 1 year of experience in consulting

Preferred Qualifications :
  • PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Organizational Behavior, or other technical or quantitative discipline, including but not limited to Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, Economics, Behavioral Economics, Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Chemistry or Statistics
  • At least 2 years professional work experience
  • At least 2 years of employee selection experience
  • Proficient in Python
  • Knowledge of a variety of employee assessments and methods
  • Knowledge of advanced statistical methodologies, including regression, longitudinal analysis, and/or Bayesian modeling
  • Proficient in using Google Suite products or similar programs

No agencies please. Capital One is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, physical and mental disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/assignment, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, protected veteran status, or any other status prohibited by applicable national, federal, state or local law. Capital One promotes a drug-free workplace. Capital One will consider for employment qualified applicants with a criminal history in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable laws regarding criminal background inquiries, including, to the extent applicable, Article 23-A of the New York Correction Law; San Francisco, California Police Code Article 49, Sections 4901-4920; New York City's Fair Chance Act; Philadelphia's Fair Criminal Records Screening Act; and other applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding criminal background inquiries.

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