October 2023 Release Notes
HackerRank continually enhances its platform with improvements and fixes to serve you better. We’ve rolled out a series of new improvements and fixes this October 2023. On request, our team is ready to assist you with the required change management. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Centralized Test Settings for Uniformity in Tests
Your test administrators will soon have the ability to set defaults that apply to all of your tests. For example, if you'd like all your tests to have plagiarism detection enabled or to have a set of fields that need to be collected, it can be enforced from a central location.
The defaults work both ways. You can also ensure that none of your tests have a specific setting. Say, you don't want any of the tests to have video proctoring on, you can disable video proctoring across your tests too.
If company administrators lock a setting, only they can modify it. When a setting is unlocked, its value becomes the default, and users can adjust it for individual tests. If a setting is locked, its value is applied to all tests—including existing ones and individual users can not modify it for their tests. Any new tests, or older tests using the HackerRank default, will adopt these default settings.
This update helps ensure that you are running a fully compliant organization. If you have more questions about specific settings and what each of the defaults does, please reach out to your customer account manager.
To access centralized test settings, you will click on your profile in the top right corner, click settings, and then click test settings in the left panel.
Visit the Centralized Test Settings article to learn more.
New User Management Page for Bulk Updates
The new team management system will introduce an easier to use UI while providing additional filters and actions that simplifies bulk user management. A new filter by activity feature will help company admins ensure they have unused licenses that can be reallocated.
Team admins are now team-specific rather than global. As a user, they can belong to multiple teams but they will have admin rights only for the teams to which they are assigned as a team admin. Flexible new role scoping enables precise access control across teams.
The import and export format of users has also been updated to accommodate these changes.
You will also have the ability to make bulk updates to your users, search through your list of users, and filter users. For example, if you want to activate or change the license type of multiple users at one time, you can do so with bulk updates. In addition, if you want to view all of your recruiter or developer users, you will have the ability to do that with new filters.
Once live, you can navigate to your user management page to make bulk changes.
Visit the Teams Management article to learn more.
Improved Sharing Controls for Tests and Questions
Previously, tests and questions could be accessed by all the teams across the company automatically. With the new explicit (manual) sharing controls, administrators will have the opportunity to disable the old method for sharing tests and questions.
Currently, when a user creates a test or a question, the resource is shared automatically with all users in teams the creator is a part of. Earlier this year, we introduced a new sharing system that allows owners/creators of a test, question, and interview template to specifically choose which users, teams, or if they would like everyone, to grant access to those resources with different permissions levels.
This new feature will disable the automated team based access and allow for greater controls on access to individual resources. This is a one way option, if you enable this feature, you will not be able to re-enable team based sharing. If you activate this feature, then all newly created tests, questions, or interview templates that are created will only be available to the creator and company admins unless shared to others.
Visit the Disabling Implicit Sharing article to learn more.
Logs for ATS Integrations
You will soon have the ability to view a record of integration activity between HackerRank and your ATS in the HackerRank platform. You will be able to get log results for a custom date range for any ATS integrated with your HackerRank instance and download a PDF report.
For instance, if you want to see why something might not have synced correctly with your ATS from HackerRank, you can view a detailed log of the error with a timestamp and summary.
To access integration logs, you will click on your profile in the top right corner, click settings, and then click integrations in the left panel.
Visit the Integration Logs article to learn more.
Enhanced Integration With iCIMS
The iCIMS integration with HackerRank has been revamped with improved performance and greater functionality. For example, if you want to assign HackerRank tests and receive results without leaving your ATS, you can do so within iCIMS. This enhanced functionality enables you to do more without having to switch between HackerRank and iCIMS.
Visit the iCIMS - HackerRank Integration Guide to learn more.
Improved Filters for Candidate List and New Summary Reports
You will be able to better refine candidate search results with the help of optimized filters. Plus, you will have the ability to apply custom filters to better sort through candidates and find the right candidate for your roles.
In addition, the summary reports page has been revamped with a new layout that shows the performance of the candidate along with that candidate’s activity during the attempt.
For instance, if you want to create a list of candidates that showed signs of plagiarism, like copy-paste events, or that performed well, like scoring high on a specific skill, you can do so with these new filters.
If you want to view how a candidate performed on each question and also view whether they displayed signs of plagiarism for those questions, you can do that from the new summary reports page.
Visit the Summary Reports article to learn more.