Questions often asked by talent acquisition professionals and leaders are around finding a technology that will help them make better technical hires. In his popular blog Tim Sackett, a well known name in the HR Tech industry stated that “There are some ‘test’ type technologies on the market, but those are really difficult to actively select from and the tests are usually super generic.”
Tim also opined that it is no secret that most HRs, talent acquisition professionals and leaders have little functional knowledge when it comes to technical positions. Internal IT teams are stretched thin, so using one’s own staff as part of the selection process becomes a huge hindrance to most organizations. Still, hiring managers expect talent acquisition departments to do a better job at screening candidates for technical experience.
Tim Sackett thinks eTeki might offer a brilliant solution to the above scenario. He says “Along comes eTeki, an interviewing platform that uses screened functional IT talent to do live interviews. It’s like ‘Uber’ for selection. Need to interview a developer? eTeki will partner one’s organization with a developer skilled in the same technology one has, plus skilled in interviewing technical candidates.”
In his review of eTeki, he has mentioned what he liked the most:
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– eTeki provides detailed scoring and comments based on the technical skills that are to be assessed. Since eTeki interviewers have no vested interest in who gets hired, one get more of an unbiased assessment than with one’s internal team.
– Every eTeki interview is recorded with video, so hiring managers can go through and see the entire thing if needed. Also, the interview platform has a collaborative code editor which enables the candidates to demonstrate their coding skills.
– Super simple to use for all three parties, the candidate, the company and the interviewer. A coded personal link is sent to the candidate with a password, face to face video, nothing to download, mobile enabled.
– Crowdsourced interviewer rating system ensures the interviewers who are using can actually do what they say they can do. one can see comments from other organizations who have previously used these interviewers to screen their talent. Currently, they have over 1200+ interviewers in their marketplace, 80% are U.S. based. Basically, experienced technology professionals looking to supplement their income by doing interviews (where the Uber comparison comes into play).
– The platform gives freedom to the interviewers to dive into skills they see a candidate has, as well, that is asked, but will find valuable based on the role and job description one provides them, on top of assessing all the stuff one asked them to assess as well.
Tim has expressed that the platform continues to evolve as more and more organizations use it and have different requests for additions, and eTeki has shown they’ll work to evolve the platform even more in the future.
He concludes, “Well worth a look if you are in need of a great technology screening tool and need to move candidates through the process quicker.”