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Skill assessmentsdon't have to be amess

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TalentKitis an HR tool to help youissue, track and reviewtake-home challenges

What does TalentKit do?

It empowers recruiters

Before
Overwhelmed
After
In charge
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Before
Overwhelmed
Woman has collapsed against a pile of documents, next to a laptop.

You spend all day jumping between emails, sheets, chats and calendars; chasing candidates and reviewers; passing files between them. It's all so manual and mind-numbingly boring.

Reviewers are late (again). They send you unprofessional and possibly biased feedback.

In all this back and forth, candidates slip through the cracks. Good ones take a different offer. Rejected ones blast you on Glassdoor.

After
In charge
Woman has collapsed against a pile of documents, next to a laptop.

Challenges and solutions are distributed via TalentKit, not your poor inbox. You always know where you are with each assessment, and get notified immediately if there is a holdup.

You get your reviews promptly. The system ensures they are not biased and include good feedback, which you can compile and send in a few clicks.

All the manual chores are taken care of, so you can focus on more valuable tasks.

It boosts hiring managers

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Unsure
After
Confident
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Before
Unsure
Older man has taken his glasses off and is rubbing his head tiredly, while watching a computer screen.

You hand recruiter a PDF with your challenge, and hope it all goes well. It doesn't.

Candidate submits an incomplete solution without instructions, so it takes ages to set up. Reviewers focus on all the wrong things, and don't tell you what you need to know.

You wasted all this time issuing and reviewing an assessment, only to end up where you started - unsure whether to proceed with the candidate or not.

After
Confident
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Your challenges and solutions are version controlled and easy to update. Time-constrained challenges are a breeze.

Need some extra info from a candidate, like setup instructions, or self-assessment scores? Or a standardized review form that helps reviewers do a good job? TalentKit takes care of those.

You get all the information you need to feel confident about your hiring decision.

It elevates the employer brand

Before
"What a bunch of amateurs"
After
"This is a place to work at"
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Before
"What a bunch of amateurs"
Angry young man is about to smash his computer with a hammer.

Candidate is sent an email with a (hopefully correct) challenge and left to sink or swim. They have questions, but is it OK to ask? Would that count against their time limit? They send a solution with some notes, will they reach the right person? It's unclear.

Nothing happens for what seems like ages. Eventually, the candidate receives a form rejection email. So all the time they spent interacting with your brand was a complete waste of time. "Did these amateurs even examine my work? Or did they reject me because I am a minority?", the candidate is left wondering.

They angrily advise their colleagues to steer clear of your open positions.

After
"This is a place to work at"
Angry young man is about to smash his computer with a hammer.

Candidate is invited to a page that will be their home during the entire assessment process. They are given clear instructions, time limits and assets in the manner they are familiar with (downloads or git). They are guided through submission with thoughtful questions and forms, so they feel confident they will put their best foot forward.

Unfortunately, it doesn't work out. They receive a rejection email with excellent feedback, focusing on technical flaws and points of improvement.

The candidate is disappointed, but not angry. They are grateful for the learning opportunity, which they express in the assessment satisfaction survey. They are determined to do better the next time they apply.

How does it look?

To a recruiter
Screenshot showing how the app looks for a recruiter. There is a moving window highlighting different aspects of this app view.

This is the assessment status. You can see how much time the candidate has left.

You will be notified it goes into overtime.

To a candidate
Screenshot showing how the app looks for a candidate. There is a moving window highlighting different aspects of this app view.

This is the timer for a time-limited challenge.

Open-ended challenges will show a calendar with expected submission date.

FAQ

What are take-home assessments?

Take-home assessments are a technique of evaluating hard skills of job candidates in recruiting.

Candidate is assigned a mini-project that they are capable of completing at home, using their own computer and tooling. This "challenge" is usually designed to closely match their prospective future job. For example, developers are asked to make an application, content writers to prepare a landing page, and so forth.

Their solution is reviewed by prospective future colleagues, and is the basis on which they are invited to an in-person interview.

Who is TalentKit for?
TalentKit is for recruiters, HR managers, talent acquisition managers, tech leads, hiring managers and CTO-s who wish to introduce take-home assessments into their recruiting process, or improve the process they already have.
Is TalentKit an ATS?

No. TalentKit is focused on the take-home assessment part of recruiting process.

If you are using an ATS (applicant tracking system), we will allow you to easily generate TalentKit challenges directly from your system, and import the results back in.

Do you provide pre-made challenges?
No. Hiring managers are the ones who know what skills are required at the job and how a candidate should demonstrate them. They should be the one to craft the challenge. TalentKit's mission is to help them make the most out of them.
When will you launch TalentKit?
We will be ready for customers in Autumn 2021.
Why should I subscribe before launch?
You will get early-adopter benefits, including lifetime deals and a chance to adapt the product to your specific needs. We will contact you regarding further details.