HR · Recruiting

Is there a need for skill level assessment platform for recruiters

Abhijit Solunke Business Development Manager

Last updated on December 19th, 2017

In the market there are so many job portal available. However these job portal only provide resume and contact information of client.

There is a very small section of job seekers who really pay these job portals to have a skill level assessment. So what is trustworthiness of these assessment tests?

IF provided a skill level assessment platform with resumes will help recruiters in saving time and cost?

Aleksey Malyshev Software Engineer at iTouch Biometrics, LLC

Last updated on December 20th, 2017

There are two skill assessment platforms for Software Developers:


https://www.hackerrank.com


https://www.codility.com


I think there are more, but these two are most popular. In other fields there are various certifications. E.g. - CPA for accountants, PMP for project managers, etc.


P.S. And do not forget diplomas. A diploma from a reputable university is a proof that it's holder is capable of doing qualified job. Therefore, a diploma from a less known university or a university that has bad reputation proves nothing and is a waste of money.

Abhijit Solunke Business Development Manager

December 20th, 2017

Thank you dane for your answer. It was helpful. In case of non-tech people how do you think effect of video resume can make?

Dane Madsen Organizational and Operational Strategy Consultant

December 19th, 2017

Interesting question; maybe for tech people this would be useful, but for the non-tech, skills are subjective. I know many people that can "ace" a sales or business development test, but are afraid to pick up a phone or approach a stranger. I have been asked to do personality test to match the team, but never a skill test.