HackerRank is a technology hiring platform that helps companies seamlessly hire skilled developers in a remote-first environment. As a technical recruiter, you can use HackerRank Platform to objectively evaluate tech talent at every stage of your company's recruiting process. This article will help get started with the important features of the HackerRank platform.
HackerRank for Work allows you to create Tests to assess candidates. After candidates complete and submit the Tests, the answers can be evaluated in HackerRank for assessing their skills and competence for the job. You can create Tests based on a specific role or customize the tests based on your hiring requirements.
Here is a quick video that shows how to create Tests in HackerRank.
HackerRank for Work allows you to modify the basic settings of your test. Most of these settings are created by you while creating the test initially.
- Click on the Tests tab on the home page and then click on the test name for which you want to modify the settings.
- Once the test opens, click on the Settings option, present under the name of the test.
- On the displayed settings page, you can configure and modify the basic settings.
Here is a quick video that shows the test settings available in HackerRank.
The HackerRank Library is a repository of all the questions that can be used to create Tests. HackerRank for Work allows you to generate Tests according to specific hiring requirements. The HackerRank Library provides you the option to choose the relevant questions for the hiring Tests, thereby helping to assess candidates with the right skills and experience.
The Library contains a collection of readymade Questions of various types and complexities, which are categorized across multiple programming languages. The HackerRank Team has bundled these Questions together, which you can use to build Tests and assess your candidates’ skills relevant for specific job Roles.
Additionally, for custom requirements, you can create new questions in HackerRank and store them in a personal section called 'My Company questions' within the Library. You can manage your questions and also use questions created by other HackerRank Team members.
HackerRank for Work enables you to invite candidates to take a Test. Test invites can be sent to candidates through an email containing the link to access the Test and other details. You can customize your email invites and save them in different formats, known as Templates.
Also, there are often cases where candidates are unable to complete a Test due to a power outage or loss of connectivity. In such cases, if you like the candidates to retake the test, you can send them another invite for the same Test without deleting the previous reports of invites and attempts.
Note: You can invite a candidate only if you own a Recruiter license. Hiring managers need to ask their Recruiters to send invitations to the candidates.
- Inviting Candidates to a Test
- Using Custom Email Invite Template
- Customizing Test Invite Email Settings
- Reinviting Candidates to a Test
Reviewing a Candidate Report
HackerRank for Work provides detailed reporting and insights features that help you understand how your candidates are performing in their Tests and analyze the Test efficiency in hiring the right talent.
The Test Insights page provides statistical information to help analyze your candidate's performance trend in a Test. Use the insights to measure the effectiveness of your Tests in selecting the right candidates.
Candidate Performance Reports
The Candidates page of a Test lists individual entries for all the candidates with their Test statuses indicated, such as "Invited," "To evaluate," "Passed," etc. This page allows you to access their detailed Test performance reports, manage the evaluation process and includes capabilities to search, filter, and sort the candidate entries.
While managing the candidate entries, you can perform operations such as granting additional test time to candidates and re-inviting candidates to the Test.
After your candidates have attempted their Tests, you can access their detailed Test Reports to get a question-wise comprehensive view of their submitted answers, code solutions, automatically evaluated scores, test case execution statuses, logs, etc. The report is generated based on the defined scoring mechanism.
To help you classify candidates who provide genuine solutions in your Tests, HackerRank facilitates code quality checks and plagiarism detectors in detailed Test reports.
For specific coding questions, such as Full-stack Questions, you can quickly launch an IDE from within the Test report to view and compile the candidate's code and evaluate the solution.
For the purpose of detailed evaluation and sharing with external stakeholders, HackerRank allows you to download the Test Reports as PDF or Excel files.
The above capabilities assist with a thorough evaluation of your candidates' Test performances while successfully moving forward with your hiring process.
- Filtering and Sorting Candidate Reports
- Adding Time to a Candidate's Test
- Viewing Candidates Detailed Test Reports
- View Code Quality
- Plagiarism Detection
- Downloading PDF and Excel Test Reports
HackerRank provides a unique live coding platform for conducting technical interviews online. Typically, if a candidate is shortlisted from the first level of assessments, then an Interview can be conducted. HackerRank Interviews provide you all the flexibility to recreate an experience similar to an on-site interview. It is a time-efficient and cost-effective method to remotely evaluate the candidates. HackerRank platform gives you the ability to gauge a candidate's coding and problem-solving ability in real-time.
Read more about interviews here.