Frequently Asked Questions

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Absolutely. Candidates can put anything on a CV. As a recruiter, you most likely don’t come from an analytical background yourself, making it very hard for you to assess the candidates’ technical skills. By putting your candidates through an Alooba assessment, you benchmark your candidate’s abilities, prequalifying them and getting peace of mind. When you present the candidate to the client, you can present their results on Alooba. This will allow your client to get a picture of the candidate’s strengths and weaknesses, helping to guide their interview process. Combined with your notes on the candidate’s soft skills, cultural fit and work experience, this will make for an excellent customer experience for your client.

Sure, you can. Alooba Assess is designed specifically for you. With Alooba Assess, you can create customised assessments to suit your exact role. Screen your candidates easily, quickly and scalably with our MCQ quizzes and open questions. Choose questions from a range of core subjects in data like SQL, Python, R, Statistics, Data Wrangling, Visualisations, Relational Databases, Data Science, Product Analytics and Data Literacy and many more.

For a more in-depth understanding of your candidates' abilities, you can ask them to complete an Alooba assignment. With assignments, candidates receive real data, from a real business and have to solve real problems. These are fully customisable to suit the requirements of your particular role. The assignments delve into all core technical areas (SQL, Python, R, Statistics) and also softer skills (communication, business acumen and decision making).

We have a few types of tests that can be used to tests a range of skills. Our screening tests offer a quick, scalable, affordable and efficient way to filter candidates. These allow you to test the candidate in over 40 core areas of data. Some of the main skills include SQL, Python, R, Statistics, Relational Databases, Data Wrangling, Visualisations, Product Analytics, Data Science and Data Literacy.

Our assignment product assesses both hard and soft skills. With an assignment, the candidate gets real data, from a real business and has to solve real problems. From this, we can assess all technical skills (programming, statistics, databases etc.) and also core soft skills, such as business acumen, communication skills, decision making and more.

Our questions are all proprietary, created from scratch by our content team. Our content team consists of a variety of data professionals - data scientists, data analysts, data engineers and more. They have worked across a variety of industries including banking, fintech, travel, e-commerce, technology, consulting and NGOs. They’ve worked across a variety of functions, including product, marketing and commercial. These varieties of backgrounds have led to us developing a well-rounded set of questions from industry experts. Some of the companies our experts have worked for are Google, Carrefour, Citi Group, Commonwealth Bank, British Airways, HSBC, Get Your Guide, PWC, Woolworths, Optus and Westpac.

Our question curation process involves a subject matter expert creating the question, and then two other subject matter experts independently reviewing the question. This process ensures our questions are of high quality.

We are glad to hear! This feature was just introduced to Alooba at the end of 2020, as part of a thorough product redesign. Once you log into the Alooba app you can find a field called 'question bank' at the end of the menu on the left of the screen. There you can add your own questions and choose the preferred layout. Your customised question will only be used for the tests you create and will not be used by other Alooba for work users.

Great point! Good analysts have a mixture of both soft and hard skills. By their nature, hard skills are more black-and-white, and so are easier to test for. Our MCQ focusses on these such technical skills.

Our assignment product assesses both hard and soft skills. With an assignment, the candidate gets real data, from a real business and has to solve real problems. From this, we can assess all technical skills (programming, statistics, databases etc.) and also core soft skills, such as business acumen, communication skills, decision making and more.

Absolutely! Our Product Analytics, Data Wrangling, Marketing Analytics, Data Literacy, Visualisation, Business Acumen, Experimentation, Google Analytics and many more skill tests are suitable for many roles. So many modern roles in business require people to take a data set, clean it up, dig into it and produce some basic insights. All these tests screen for these skills.

You can assess any role you like. Our content is focused on any roles where data & analysis skills are essential. You can comfortably assess for these roles at least: data analyst, data scientist, data engineer, manager of analytics, analytics lead, analytics solutions architect, machine learning engineer, business intelligence analyst, product analyst, marketing analyst and product manager.

Additionally, many other roles in modern business require some level of ability to take a dataset, clean it up, dig into it and derive some simple insights. We have many questions, especially in our Data Literacy, Product Analytics, Visualisations and Data Wrangling topics which assess these skills.

Yes, you can! The Alooba Benchmark is calculated based on the score distributions of how other candidates have performed across Alooba assessments on the questions included in the assessment you provide to your candidates for similar roles. With Alooba's benchmark score you can easily check what is the expected score from a candidate test and see how they are ranking compared to the average candidate for the same role in the market. To know more about the Alooba Benchmark feel free to reach out to us.

Yes absolutely we can. Please reach out here for a free consultation and we’d be happy to help provide advice on who to hire, how and why.

We offer free analytics tests to the community within Alooba Community. Individual analysts and data scientists can take these tests to assess their own skills, and to benchmark themselves against their peers. Each question comes with the correct answer, and an explanation of the answer. These questions DO NOT ever appear in our paid tests on Alooba For Work. Likewise, our paid test questions never appear in the free tests. This is to ensure the integrity of the tests for our paying corporate customers.

Alooba World is our **free ** test and skills assessment that can be taken by any analytics and data professional. The test allows you to test your skills and benchmark your knowledge against that of thousands of other peers in your area or other parts of the world. In addition, based on your test score and location you may be shortlisted and contacted for opportunities if any vacancies that are relevant to your skills becomes open. Currently, Alooba Community covers APIs, Arithmetic, Business Acumen, Data, Data Engineering, Data Science, Data Wrangling, Databases, Experimentation, Logic, Machine Learning, Marketing Analytics, Modelling, Product Analytics, Programming, Python, R, Reporting, SQL, Statistics, Web Analytics, and Web Scraping. To know more about Alooba Community please visit this page.

Absolutely. Alooba World is a free data analytics test that you can take from our home page. You can take the test for free and once completed, you can see the answers to all the questions, explanations and some basic benchmarking of your own skills. Armed with this feedback, you’ll be able to understand your strengths and weaknesses.

Yes we do. For businesses who are early on in their analytics journey, we can add a lot of value by interviewing your analyst candidates. Please contact us for more information if this sounds like it would be valuable to you.

We are glad you are asking this. We surely can!

As part of our product redesign, we have introduced a new feature that allows you to add new questions and create a customised test in an easy and fast manner yourself. If you are still experiencing issues or you are after a deeper level of customization please get in touch with us for a free consultation.

Alooba is the world's leading analytics and data professionals' skills assessment platform. At Alooba, we strive to make the hiring process easier and more equal for the hiring company and the candidates. Our tests are built with our candidates in mind. At Alooba we constantly work to improve hiring diversity by replacing manual CV screening that is often biased by human factors. Thanks to our tests, employers can uncover 'hidden gems', that is, candidates who have great skills but don't stand out on paper. A systematic approach to data and analytics hiring also leads to higher employee retention and make the hiring process clearer and more enjoyable for all parts.

You should have received an invitation email from us. Please click the unique link in the email. You will arrive at Alooba and you can complete the assessment from there.

At the moment, it is up to the company’s discretion to release these results or not. You should reach out to the hiring manager directly.

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