What's your challenge?

Working with top companies over the last 20 years we've identified a number of common challenges. Do any of these sound familiar?
  • Needle in a haystack

    We get a lot of applications, but the quality isn’t high enough.

  • Lack of exposure

    We are not well known enough to be attractive to the best talent.

  • Passive candidates

    The people we want aren’t looking for a new job.

  • Cultural fit

    We want to attract the best, but it’s hard to find the perfect fit.

  • Unclear outcomes

    We invest in employer branding, but it’s hard to track the outcome.

  • Brand perception

    What people associate us with is not who we really are.

Who are the novas?

Novas are vetted via a rigorous 5-steps selection process which evaluates logical reasoning, academic/professional achievements, emotional intelligence, personality and leadership. We particularly value traits such as humbleness, drive and interest for the greater good.

Our Proprietary Selection Model


A holistic process which detects 200+ data points per applicant

Nomination to
Nova

CV Assessment &
Scoring

Personality
Assessment

Logic
Tests

Video
Interview

A holistic process which detects 200+ data points per applicant

1. Nomination to
Nova

2. CV Assessment &
Scoring

3. Personality
Assessment

4. Logic
Tests

5. Video
Interview

As opposed to a typical selection funnel where applicants drop in each step, our holistic model gives to each talent the opportunity to make their strengths emerge.

ABOUT OUR MEMBERS

Educational backgrounds

  • Business Administration
  • Engineering
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Computer Science
  • Philosophy
  • Economics and Finance
  • Management
  • Law
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology
  • +12 others

Key Figures

  • 50% have five to ten years work experience
  • 50% have a management role
  • 30% speak a third language
  • 10% run their own company
  • 30+ industries represented
  • 10% of the members are students
  • 100% have relevant experience from extracurricular activities
  • 80% have a leadership role, outside of their studies
  • 80% have more than 1 relevant international experience
  • 35% have double degrees

Our algorithm, supervised and trained by human reviewers, weights in all the information and ensures that each Nova belongs to the best 3% in their field of expertise.

We do the hard work for you, so that you can invest your time on building relationships with the talent that will drive your organization forward

Understand. Attract. Recruit.

Hiring the best talent requires you to understand them and communicate why they should choose you among many others.
1

Understand talent preferences and aspirations

Based on our exclusive data we help you understand what matters the most to your desired talent segment

2

Attract them and show your real self

We support you with positioning yourself as a desired employer who is able to provide an exciting career

3

Recruit the best talent faster and more efficiently

Get instant access to a diverse and pre-selected network of high potentials whom we know better than anyone else

Our Services

Our services allow you to hit your short-term goals while building a long-term talent advantage
EVENTS

Show your real self, online and offline, and let the Novas know why the should join you:

  • Present topics in an engaging way and position yourself as thought leader
  • Meet the members online or offline and work with them on real company challenges
  • Speed-networking 1-1 with the pre-matched members

TALENT POOLS

Build relationships with the Novas who fit you best:

  • Get matched to a qualified pool of high potentials
  • Access analytics and filter your pool for targeted communication
  • Nurture the relationships and have the best talent at your fingertips

RECRUITMENT

Leverage our unique data and pre-selected network of the best talent:

  • Get a qualified short-list of candidates within 10 days
  • Access our referral recruitment services
  • Hire faster, better and more cost effectively

Why Nova?

Hire the best candidates faster, more efficiently and build a strong employer brand during the process
1
Quality
2
Efficiency
3
Impact
Option 1:
Traditional Headunters
Quality
  • Limited reach
  • Trained recruiters
  • Good quality
Efficiency
  • Little time invested
  • Lengthy process
  • Very costly (20-30%ys*)
Impact

No impact on Employer
Brand

Option 2:
Massive Platforms
Quality
  • Too many candidates
  • Do it yourself end to end
  • Poor/medium quality
Efficiency
  • A lot of time invested
  • Lengthy process
  • Relatively cheap
Impact

Limited and unclear impact on
Employer Brand

Option 3:
Nova Talent
Quality
  • Extended reach
  • Trained recruiters
  • Best quality
Efficiency
  • Little time invested
  • Fast process (<10days)
  • Cost-effective
Impact

Great impact on Employer
Brand among high potentials

WHY HIRING NOVAS?

Organizations’ success has never been more reliant on the quality of its talent. In a complex and fast changing world, Novas can make the difference between growth and stagnation.

 

High performers, like the Novas, can be up to 8 times more productive* than an average performer when working on complex tasks. The compounded benefits of hiring and retaining Novas are massive.

*Source: “McKinsey Global Survey: War for Talent 2000”, refreshed in 2012

With us you don’t need to meet 1000 people to find the one you’re looking for. We’ve already done the hard work for you.