Oracle provides documentation on how to configure the service in your Taleo instance. You can request it from your Taleo representative. Oracle's documentation includes a step-by-step activation guide and a detailed reference for the integration that will be useful for your Recruiters.
This article guides you on HackerRank's side of the integration. This article should be used in conjunction with the Oracle documentation.
Note: Currently, HackerRank does not support onboarding new customers onto this integration.
To complete the service configuration, you must fetch your company's API Key and a list of all your assessment suites. You will need to plug these data points into your service configuration screen.
Generating the API Key
As the first step of configuring your HackerRank for Work assessment service, you must generate an API Key, which needs to be added to the Taleo Service Configuration.
As a prerequisite, you must have Company Admin privileges to perform these steps.
- Log in to HackerRank for Work as a Company Admin user.
- Click the arrow next to the user icon on the top right corner of the home page.
- Click Settings.
- Go to Integration and click Configure on the Taleo option.
- On the integration setup page, click Generate API Token. A unique API Key is displayed.
Copy this key. You must add this key to the Taleo account to establish the integration.
Note: Ensure that the API key is stored safely. Once the popup is closed, you cannot retrieve the key again.
An Assessment Suite is a combination of one or more tests and/or interviews. As part of your configuration, you will need to fetch a list of assessment suite IDs and names from your HackerRank for Work account.
You can find your Assessment Suites in the 'Suites' section under the three dots icon in the top navigation bar. This entry point will only be available if you have configured your Taleo integration in the "API Access" as shown above.
Suits section from the home page
The Assessment IDs and names you need are in the first two columns of the above table.
Creating Assessment Suites
When you start the integration, you will find an empty page.
As noted above, an Assessment Suite is a specification of a sequence of tests and interviews. If you have a test you want to administer, you should first set that up in the 'Tests' tab before proceeding.
You can click on New Assessment Suite to create a new one. You must specify a name and then add at least one phase.
Creating a new Assessment Suite
Each phase can be either a test or an interview. Select one of the options from the drop-down. If you select Test, you will then be shown a list of all the tests in your account:
Selecting the test ID
There are a few requisition-level settings that are specific to this integration.
The candidate invites workflow allows you to specify the number of advanced parameters, such as using a custom invite template, providing candidate tags, and so on. The Taleo UI will not allow recruiters to specify these additional parameters. As a workaround, a hook has been retained in Taleo at a requisition level through the setting called 'Invite Settings' which can be set to True or False.