Director, Talent Assessment

Capital One
Vienna, Virginia
Jan 06, 2022
Feb 05, 2022
Full Time
Towers Crescent 2 (12067), United States of America, Vienna, Virginia

Director, Talent Assessment

If you enjoy optimizing complex systems where understanding how the intricacies of human behavior will drive better and fairer outcomes, come join us. As Director of the Talent Assessment team, you'll be part of Capital One's People Strategy & Analytics organization working closely with Talent Acquisition partners & business leaders to design and deliver innovative selection strategies to support our shared business goals. With an emphasis on strategic consulting, 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 & collaborative team environment. You'll be leading a team of employee selection subject matter experts charged with designing, conducting, and documenting analyses (e.g., adverse impact metrics; sampling plans; validation studies) with enterprise-wide impact that may be specific to lines of business as well.

As Director of the Talent Assessment team, your main responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Effectively and independently building alignment on talent strategy decisions while developing a "trusted partner" relationship with senior HR partners & business leaders
  • Communicating results of statistical analyses in plain language, along with their implications, to technical and non-technical audiences in order to drive significant business decisions
  • Leading the design, development, validation, testing, and implementation of practical, effective, defensible, and candidate-friendly products and selection tools and processes
  • Educating the team and partners on cutting edge practices within the field
  • Managing, mentoring & coaching team members to achieve company, team & personal goals
  • Overseeing the development and maintenance of large data sets for analyses on various selection and assessment programs

Success in this role depends on competencies in these areas:
  • 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.
  • 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, Operations, Finance and others to drive candidate experience improvements and business results.
  • 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
  • People Leadership: Motivates and elevates team members and partners. Coaches the team to get the most out of their capabilities.

Basic Qualifications :
  • PhD
  • At least 5 years of work experience in a field emphasizing talent assessment, development, or management
  • At least 5 years of employee selection and assessment work experience
  • At least 5 years of experience in consulting
  • At least 3 year of data analysis experience conducting analyses, and building statistical models in R, Python, or SQL

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
  • Knowledge of advanced statistical methodologies, including regression, longitudinal analysis, and/or Bayesian modeling
  • Expertise in experimental design
  • Experience working with a cross-functional team

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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