To allow hiring managers on HackerRank to assess candidates for a role more holistically, we are launching the Candidate Packet inside the HackerRank for Work.
What is a Candidate Packet?
Candidate Packet is a one-stop shop for a candidate’s skills summary inside HackerRank. It hosts a collection of reports and scorecards of all the assessments and interviews that a candidate has taken part in, for a particular role.
This is how a typical Candidate Packet looks like.
Why do we have it?
Currently, in HackerRank, Tests and CodePair reports of a particular candidate are not grouped together. This does not offer the best user experience to the hiring panel when they conduct a candidate debrief and make a hiring decision.
In order to help our customers while making hiring decisions, we have aggregated all the available reports and scorecards of a candidate and projected them in the form of a skill summary report inside the Candidate Packet.
How to view the Candidate Packet?
You can view the Candidate Packet from the below locations inside your HackerRank for Work account.
Candidate list inside a test
Open any test and go to the Candidates tab inside it. Click on the Candidate Packet icon (as shown in the below screenshot) to open the candidate packet of the particular candidate.
Inside a candidate’s test report
Click on any candidate inside a Test to open the candidate’s test summary report. On the Summary tab of the Test report, you will get the Candidate Packet button.
Login to your HackerRank for Work account and enter the name/ email of the candidate in the Search Candidates field on the top right corner. From the search results, click on the Candidate Packet icon of the relevant candidate.
Inside CodePair Report
Open a candidate's CodePair report and click on View Candidate Packet button to open candidate packet.
Understanding the Candidate Packet inside HackerRank for Work
A candidate packet contains two tabs -
- Skill Summary
- Public Profile
The skills summary tab shows the list of skills mapped to a particular role. The skills are collapsed by default. When you expand each skill, you will be able to see how the candidate has faired in that skill so far. The skill summary tab also has a section called "Additional Info". This section shows a summary of the additional skills of a candidate that are not mapped to any role.
Check out the image below to understand the skill summary report and the signals that it sends.
The public profile tab in a candidate packet shows the candidate's community (HRC) activities. Hiring managers can look into candidate's certificates, badges & contest details in this section. This tab shows up based on the candidate's consent collected during the assessment.
For certain candidates, you may come across the below image on clicking on the Candidate Packet button. It implies that there isn’t any skill-based insight available on the candidate that could be captured in the Skill Summary report.
Follow this article to know more about how to let the tool capture skill-based insights on a candidate.