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Technical skill tests are used by recruiters or hiring managers to gauge a job applicant’s technical ability and skills required for technical roles. The purpose of these tests is to assess whether applicants have competencies and caliber necessary to perform various and vital aspects of a tech position. The technical skills assessments can be used for competency mapping, university recruitment, and upskilling of the current employees as well. These tests are primarily utilized by recruiters / hiring managers during the recruitment process as they find it useful to eliminate irrelevant candidates in the first round itself.
To assess the technical skills of your existing employees and job applicants, first identify the skills your staff will need to perform their day-to-day activities. If you are planning to hire for tech position, then proficiency in tech skills is vital. Well-honed talent improves their work performance and masters the tasks. Here are the few ways to assess technical skills
iMocha understands that assessing candidate skills is an important part of the hiring process. Mocha’s digital skills assessment platforms enable you to customize the test as per the need. The prebuilt IT skills assessment can be customized, or users can create their own test from scratch, with the ability to upload custom questions
Organizations have been using conventional IT skills assessment methods for decades and these methods have
many loopholes. The biggest problem recruiters face is cheating. And to prevent malpractices like cheating,
iMocha has advanced AI-enabled cheating prevention techniques that facilitate a smooth test experience.
How iMocha prevents cheating in online technical skills assessment:
Pre-employment technical skill test gives the best output when it contains questions specifically designed to the role and needs of the hiring team. So, while designing the test iMocha has combined different types of questions to get a 360-degree view of how an applicant will perform in different scenarios. The iMocha tech skill assessment contains:
iMocha's online skill testing provides intuitive and customizable reports which help you to make successful hiring decisions. The reports enable recruiter and hiring manager to read the summary of an applicant’s assessment in a well-organized and easy way. Also, shows performance wise results for each skill required for the job role. Let’s understand a few more aspects:
There can be 2 cases here depending on the availability of the content.
1st Case : We have all the content readily available that is requested by the customer.
In this case, the assessment can be created and delivered within 24-48 hours. The process including requirement analysis, assessment creation, validation, proofreading, and final delivery.
2nd Case : Unavailability of the content that is requested by the customer.
In this case, we have to create the content with the help of Subject Matter Experts. This takes around 8-9 days. The process including searching and finalizing the Subject Matter Expert, creation of content, quality check on predefined parameters, creating the assessment, validation, and proofreading of assessment, and final delivery.
In some cases where the customer’s request niche skills, the process might take 12-14 days.