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Hiring A Great Coder, Much Easier Now

Written By Ankur Tandon
@Ankur

The battle for tech talent is genuine and not-so-easy to crack. Point taken, missing on a valuable candidate, in this scenario, really hurts the technical recruiters. As a result, out of the limited number of programmers out there in the market, it becomes really crucial to check out the ones they have a slight hunch on.

The very next step in this direction is to evaluate the candidates. Now, there are lots of ways to do so. But, keeping in mind the fact that tech recruiters and engineers already have a lot on their plate (labeled with deadlines). Their main concern then becomes to choose a wise path to assess candidates on the specific competencies and skills required. This is the reason why, more than ever, organizations opt online assessments to fulfill their corporate needs.

Woah! You sure have made a note that online assessments are far better than the pen-paper based ones. The battle is yet not over here. Choosing a right platform to conduct online coding tests again has to be an intelligent decision in order to identify ‘pearls’ of talent among the pool of candidates.

We, at Mettl, simplify your technical hiring and training with automated and holistic assessments. Through our coding tests, we assure you the perfect candidate in terms of their role-specific skills and other needful parameters. Well, it’s not only just a language you need to evaluate a candidate on. Rather, it's the knowledge of tools, frameworks, libraries and the hands-on experience on required skill or technology that makes a perfect fit.

Measure Your Candidates on Skill, Personality and Ability

Although, these are some of the common things that the majority of the assessment platforms provide. What differentiates us is the breadth and depth of the content, the services, and analytics we offer. Plus, you can find an all-round evaluation tool on our platform, which along with focusing on coding skills, also centers on the behavioral and cognitive skills of the candidate.

Want evidence? Have a look at table below.

Measure candidates on skill, personality and ability

In addition to all these pointers, you also get to evaluate the behavioral and cognitive skills of the candidate along with the obvious technical acumen with speed and precision on a SINGLE PLATFORM. We provide a one-stop shop to assess candidate thoroughly.

Understand personality and behavior of a candidate

Decode the human personality.
Measure via appropriate tools.
Impact your business outcomes.

A coder is what he codes. Agreed. But is that enough? Don’t you want to assess if he/she would fit in the company culture? Don’t you wanna know if he/she is agile to learning? For that matter, don’t you preferably want to know beforehand if the candidate might portray some of the dark traits, which could, in many ways, affect the company culture or employee relations?

Long story short, we help you leverage the maximum of a candidate by finding out his/her true potential. We have psychometric tests that measure the important immeasurables and get insights into personality traits and work behavior. Based upon the Big Five Personality traits, our in-house psychometric team produces standardized questions with respect to demographics. The data-driven reports generated are reliable, valid and easy to interpret.

Hiring the best coder is of no use if he/she leaves the company early. There is always a need to assess the interest-level and growth level of the employees at regular intervals. And gone are the days when employers used to test employees on the basis of skills only.

Moreover, for technical job-roles, it becomes necessary to identify training needs of the existing employees in order to develop them. Or, for that matter, certain organizational planning activities that include employee retention and high potential identification.

Impact Your Business Outcomes

Get Candidate’s Holistic Cognitive Evaluation

Employee knowledge and skills are the backbones of an organization. The ability to learn and applying those learning to succeed in any job role is what cognitive assessments measure. More accurate be the ways to measure a programmer’s cognitive intelligence, better be the quality of candidates intake within an organization.

To hire a candidate for programming role, there is a need to evaluate them on their mental capabilities, ability to perceive things and absorb new information to solve problems in novel situations. It becomes necessary to assess a coder on logical and critical reasoning, i.e. the ability to retrieve and use information which has been acquired over a lifetime to perform certain tasks.

Even if a candidate doesn’t know scripting or coding (just the basic knowledge), testing them on these parameters could prove a blow in your judgment.

Assess Cognitive Competencies

Nevertheless, a single effort cannot confirm precision. It comes with multiple endeavors performed correctly with a particular goal. Similarly, when hiring programmers, it’s important to measure their potential on various parameters apart from just coding skills. At Mettl, you get a one-stop solution for a thorough evaluation of candidates via online assessments with automated reports, at one place.

Topics: coding assessment

Originally published December 18 2018,updated February 03 2019

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