In the words of the Wall Street Journal,
“America’s Got Talent, Just Not Enough in IT”
which aptly reflects the state of tech hiring right now. Tech recruitment is a top challenge for leading businesses today – the pickings are slimmer, and identifying qualified talent is challenging.
Naturally, organizations are looking for a solution. And as you might expect, the answer to tech recruitment lies in tech. SaaS technical recruitment platforms are key to streamlining talent acquisition and securing the best tech hires.
And that’s why we built WeCP (We Create Problems) – a robust technical recruitment platform for efficient and easy technical skills assessment that streamlines tech hiring. With WeCP, you can identify and secure the best talent with a faster, more reliable recruitment funnel.
WeCP breakdown - how we're the Canva of tech recruitment
In the previous article, I drew an analogy between WeCP and Canva. Akin to how Canva empowers publishers by simplifying design processes, WeCP gives recruiters the tools they need for successful tech recruitment.
Our platform makes it easy to plan and execute tech hiring, from effortlessly creating assessments for bulk testing applicants. I previously detailed how WeCP helps recruiters at each hiring stage; planning, execution, and evaluation. And I will now explore how this success is realized through our platform’s technical capabilities and infrastructure.
Assessing A-Z tech skills
WeCP helps recruiters assess more than 2000 tech skills, courtesy of our question bank with more than 0.2 million test problems. In general, technology skills fall under one of four categories:
- Software engineering technologies
- Software development technologies
- Data & analytics technologies
- DevOps & cloud technologies
WeCP’s custom IDE includes compilers to evaluate each category’s skills. We have compilers for all major programming languages, including C++, Python, Java, Go, etc. In practice, organizations often tailor their assessment process to match their internal tech stacks. So, our question bank is designed to help you evaluate applicants for the most popular tech stacks, too
A fully integrated recruitment platform
In the interest of streamlining tech hiring and empowering recruiters, we included integrated testing functionality inside WeCP. Our tech recruiting SaaS platform includes bulk testing functionality, advanced proctoring, automated testing and scoring, and integrated video interviewing.
An end-to-end tech recruitment solution not only increases your own hiring convenience, but also improves the candidate’s experience. Recruiters have more freedom to move applicants seamlessly through the recruitment funnel.
In modern tech recruitment, multi-stage hiring is the norm. Organizations from small startups to Big Tech megacorps leverage multi-stage recruitment processes, which may include phone screening, skills testing, and remote or on-site interviewing.
However, successful tech hiring is achieved through balancing thorough evaluation with a positive candidate experience. The result is efficiency. Leveraging multi-stage recruitment shouldn’t involve overwhelming applicants with lengthy hiring processes and delayed response times – that could cost you the best talent instead.
To achieve this desired hiring efficiency and secure the best talent, we built WeCP with both candidates and recruiters in mind. Our IDE is intuitive and user-friendly, and you can fully customize skill tests. Recruiters not only have the freedom to design the assessments but can also adjust testing settings, including time per question and proctoring, to their needs.
Implementing seamless tech recruitment with WeCP
WeCP (We Create Problem)’s value is best showcased by envisioning how it simplifies a typical tech recruitment funnel. So let’s see what that might look like.
Designing the tech assessment
Recruiters struggle with designing tech assessments because they lack subject-matter expertise. Even if they understand, on a surface level, the position’s requirements, they may struggle to create a relevant evaluation process.
The usual way of solving this process is to involve team members from the respective tech department. The idea is to have senior developers, engineers, or managers help you design the test. Unfortunately, this means recruiters aren’t self-reliant.
But there is another discrepancy worth highlighting here that may be less obvious. Just because your tech team may be skilled in an area, doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll know how to evaluate an applicant. Understanding a subject yourself is starkly different from assessing another on it.
Moreover, fast-growing organizations may need to fill roles to patch gaps in their existing tech workforce infrastructure. In this case, your in-house tech team may lack the necessary knowledge to guide recruiters even marginally.
Hence, the need for native test generation arises, where WeCP adds value. Our test library has thousands of role-specific questions to help you design custom, relevant assessments in minutes. The effectiveness of our assessment method is reflected in our results – we’ve helped leading Fortune 100s to reduce hiring times by 90% and cut back on hiring costs.
Creating a testing environment
Testing environments must meet specific criteria to prove effective for hiring. They must be candidate-friendly, facilitate invigilation or proctoring, and typically cater to bulk assessments.
In an on-site setting, the testing environment may include invigilators, security cameras, and multiple desks with chairs. WeCP simulates a similar environment digitally, with in-built plagiarism detecting, proctoring settings, and multi-candidate assessment functionality.
But perhaps more importantly, WeCP facilitates a positive candidate experience. This is achieved through our native IDE’s ‘test cases’ feature, which allows applicants to self-check their answers. Test cases contain pre-defined desired outputs for validating candidate responses.
The inclusion of these test cases speaks to a broader need – ensuring your evaluation process is fair to candidates. Applicants, especially those with robust problem-solving skills, may design creative solutions to achieve desired outputs.
But recruiters may struggle to guide them during assessments or answer questions they may have. And having tech team members on standby to answer queries may not be feasible. WeCP ensures fairness to candidates without comprising the testing process or burdening your in-house team.
Evaluation and feedback
Recruiters lacking subject-matter expertise may still evaluate tests if the answers are known. In this event, it’s simply a case of matching answers. But a binary evaluation process of this kind may hurt the quality of your talent acquisition.
The problem is best realized by imagining two candidates that achieve the same, or near-identical, test score. You might qualify both applicants to the interviewing stage and choose one of the two based on other factors, such as communication skills. But what if there’s an underlying distinction between their skill sets that has been overlooked?
Fearing this potential discrepancy, we designed WeCP to leverage Skill Maps in the automated scoring process. Rather than simply relying on test scores, our platform also evaluates applicants across 12+ performance metrics.
WeCP compiles the most essential candidate performance data, empowering recruiters to make data-driven decisions. Moreover, recruiters need not directly involve themselves in the evaluation process – they can focus entirely on making hiring decisions.
Re-envision your tech recruiting with WeCP
WeCP (We Create Problems) empowers recruiters to take control of tech recruitment, streamlining evaluation processes, and reducing the time to hire.
Get a personalized demo from our excellent team on how you can conduct technical skills assessment using WeCP. Send us your demo request and we’ll show how WeCP drives better tech talent acquisition.