CodeSignal, a technology recruiting company, today announced a new advanced recruiting assessment feature. This release includes a new IDE designed to test a candidate’s technical skills during a practical assessment.
According to CodeSignal, the new IDE acts as a flight simulation for your coding environment. This allows employers to fully assess a candidate’s skills while providing the candidate with the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities and prove why they are the right fit for the job. .. CodeSignal CEO and Co-Founder Tigran Sloyan stressed that these assessments were designed with relevance in mind to provide candidates with the best possible experience. “Having a great experience believing that this is a good assessment for a candidate to confirm their relevance and ensure that it was a work simulation, even if you are not doing well. A job that means leaving, ”Sroyan said.
The new IDE gives candidates the ability to work with code, file, device, and application previews. This allows you to experience the hiring process as you would in a real job, providing a more familiar working environment and coding-like experience on your local machine. According to CodeSignal, this will allow candidates to demonstrate their full set of skills in a work environment, making the hiring process more efficient for candidates and employers.
According to Sloyan, IDEs are versatile enough to be used at all stages of the hiring process, depending on the specifications of each organization and the job itself. “Starting at the top of the funnel … traditionally [a hiring manager] We reject 90-95% of applicants due to the sheer volume and the inability to actually interview, ”Sloyan said. “Instead of rejecting on the basis of resumes, clients now assess and advance candidates based on their grades,” says Sloyan, which allows for a more detailed initial selection of candidates. Ultimately, it will provide a more complete pool of potential employers.
“During the process of reaching our goals, there are customizable assessments and companies really focus on the very specific skill sets they are trying to assess,” Sloyan said. At this point, the organization can not only understand the overall capabilities of each candidate, but also truly understand how the candidate is handling the application for the particular job they have applied for. This gives employers a deeper insight into what each potential employer offers, while also allowing candidates to see if their job is suitable for a particular skill set.
As the last step in the hiring process, Sloyan says, the IDE allows you to monitor the actual interviewer on the other side of the assessment and the candidates as they move through each step. Allowing employers to monitor candidates as they complete their assessments gives them a better understanding of how successful they are in this position. Combine all of these steps to create the best candidate for a final job. All other applicants have the opportunity to learn from the assessment and see what they can improve next time around.
CodeSignal’s new IDE is also fully customizable, allowing employers and recruiters to create their own assessments with comprehensive testing options for each job category, while setting their own qualification thresholds. to augment. These upgrades were made possible by a $ 50 million Series C funding led by Index Ventures. This influx will bring CodeSignal’s total funding to $ 87.5 million.