HackerRank is a leading technology hiring platform that enables you to hire skilled developers by conducting online assessments. Many companies use the HackerRank platform to conduct their campus hiring programs for selecting the right talent among them to suit your company's business requirements. For candidates, the platform is used to attend the hiring company's assessments and display their coding and technical skills to potential employers.
It is a good practice to familiarize your Candidates with the HackerRank platform before your hiring process begins. Communicate with your candidates about how HackerRank assessments work and what they can expect or how long it may take. These practices reduce any surprises for your candidates and help maintain a positive atmosphere during each step of the hiring process. This article will help you with a few important aspects to consider in making the hiring process a success.
You can create tests in HackerRank based on a specific role, or you can even choose to customize your tests to suit your company’s hiring requirements. In role-based tests, you can generate Tests by including skill-mapped questions from the HackerRank library for HackerRank-created roles. In customized tests, you can build a Custom Test to include Questions that assess Candidates for a specific job role, experience, and skill level. You can also include Questions from the HackerRank built-in Library or your company library.
Refer to the following articles to understand the Test creation process.
Once you are done creating your tests, you can start inviting your candidates whom you want to take part in this assessment by sending them an email invitation containing the link to Start Test.
Refer to the following articles to learn how to invite candidates.
Note: Ensure that you provide the correct Time and Date in the invitation mail. Incorrect details can cause confusion among candidates.
When there are numerous candidates taking part in an event, it is important to keep them informed about the process. We have prepared an invitation email template that comprises all the details that a candidate needs to know before attempting the test. We recommend you to use this template or create your own, which reflects the idea of keeping candidates informed. Refer to Creating Email template to know how to create your own templates.
Invitation Template 1
Subject: <Company Name> < Test Name > Assessment Invitation
Hi <Candidate Name>,
Thank you for your interest in <Company Name>. We have reviewed your application and would like you to proceed in the next step of the interview process!
Your next step is to complete the coding challenge administered by HackerRank. We use this coding challenge to assess <list skills here> needed for the job. Once complete, we’ll review your results <include optional timeframe> alongside the rest of your application and let you know if we want to set up a phone call to discuss the role further. To begin, please click on the "Start Challenge" button below.
Test Expiration Date:
The challenge consists of <list # of questions with question type>. You are free to choose any coding language from this list and can even take this <insert sample test URL> to familiarize yourself with the HackerRank system before you get started.
Here are a few other helpful things to know:
We hope you enjoy the challenge and look forward to receiving your results!
Invitation Template 2
Subject: <Company> <Test Name> Assessment Invitation
Thanks so much for your interest in joining the <Company> team! We’re excited to move you forward in our interview process.
For your next step, please complete our online coding challenge, administered by HackerRank. This exercise is used to evaluate your technical skillset, and the correctness and completeness of your solution will be evaluated based on the number of passed test cases.
Once complete, we’ll review your results and get back to you within <days/weeks> about the next steps.
A few helpful things to note before you begin the challenge:
Test Expiration Date:
To begin, please click the “Start Challenge” button below.
We wish you the best and hope you enjoy completing our challenge!
Your Candidates' experience is a key factor in hiring. Before or as part of inviting your Candidates to take up Tests using HackerRank, you can:
- Recommend the HackerRank Sample Test to your Candidates. Candidates can find the sample test on their login page.
- Suggest that they familiarize themselves with the HackerRank environment and its various capabilities for writing and executing code and solving your challenges.
- Give Browser recommendations for the best experience.
- Ask them to check their network coverage before taking the Test. Provide them with an Internet status check link to check their connectivity.
- If it is a proctored test, ask them to sit in a well-lit area and face straight at the camera.
- Inform them to log in at least a few minutes before the test expiration time so that they have enough time to fill out the confirmation form.
- Show the invigilation methods used by you to monitor these online assessments.
- Provide precise instructions to log in to the Test, and give credentials if necessary.
- Explain how the Candidates will be assessed on these Tests.
Familiarizing your Candidates with your HackerRank hiring platform also gives them the impression of your Company's goal to hire only the best talent, thereby making your Candidates feel excited to attend your Tests and motivated to perform better.
We have created a dedicated support page for candidates. You can inform the candidates about the page and ask them to have a look to familiarize themselves before taking the test. Also, they can go through the FAQs to clear their doubts. For technical issues, candidates can reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.