Adding a Talent Trial is easy!
You can either choose a Talent Trial written by an expert from our Talent Trial Library or create your own.
Talent Trial Library
Our Talent Trial library is a collection of trials created by people considered experts in their fields. Our experts have at least 3+ years of experience in their specific roles or fields of expertise. Our Talent Trial team makes sure to check and evaluate the trials to make ensure they are appropriate.
You can browse and pick a Talent Trial through the Talent Trials tab or when adding a stage to your job.
Once you are in the library, you can search for Talent Trials using keywords in the search bar.
You can preview questions from any of the Talent Trials to help you decide whether you would like to include it in one of your automated stages.
Once you decide which you would like to use, click "Add".
**Note**: You can also customize one of the Talent Trials in our library. Click on the Talent Trial and click Edit Template> Make a Copy.
This will create an exact copy of the Talent Trial for your own collection. Your private collection can be found in the My Talent Trials tab next to the search bar.
Click on the 3 dot menu of the copy and click "Edit"
You will be able to edit the Talent Trial name, summary and message to candidates. You can also add, remove or modify the questions whichever way you like.
**You can also disable the final feedback question of the Talent Trial in the Overview tab.**
Creating Your Own Talent Trials
To maximize your AI accuracy and to increase candidate completion rates, please keep the following in mind:
- include a minimum of 6 questions
- At least a couple of questions that have multiple choice or text answers
- include a document, spreadsheet or presentation question type
- don't start with a video, Google doc, spreadsheet or presentation
- avoid adding timers to videos
- avoid starting with a video response
- ease into it, ask an easy question first and then build up to the more difficult questions
- include a correct answer sample in the suggested answer field when relevant
For some great tips on how to write a quick and effective Talent Trial, read this short article we wrote for our blog.
To create your own Talent Trial, click the button "+ Create Talent Trial", next to the keyword search bar.
A dialog box will open where you will need to enter a title, summary and a message to the candidates.
Click Add and you can start adding questions.
For the first question, select the question type from the available formats,
insert the question in the selected format, select the answer type , enter a suggested answer or add a timer. Click Save Question and click Add question to continue adding.
**Suggested Answer is not required unless you intend to publish your Talent Trial to our library. Adding a suggested answer will help other employers score their candidates.**
You can also add a timer to a question. Just don't go crazy timing all your questions. Doing an online trial will be intimidating enough and having a ticking clock can just add more anxiety.
This feature integrates with Good docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides . This means that there is no need to have a candidate download a file and then upload a file as their response.
All the work can be done right in our platform. When you choose one of these question types, you will have the option to create the document right through our app or upload a file from your computer.
The following are the question types you can choose from:
*If you choose one of the Google types then there is no need to choose an answer type. The candidate will be able to provide an answer right in the document.
If you choose a code editor question and would like for them to create code, then you can choose Code Editor in the answer type option.
The following are the answer types you can choose from:
You can make a question require a response by sliding the "Require candidates to answer" button in each individual question.
*Please note that if you are using Talent Trial timers, having required questions may prevent candidates from submitting a required answer if they run out of time.
Talent Trial Settings
To manage the settings of the Talent Trial, click on Overview.
You can edit the script name, summary and the message to candidates here.
You have several options under Talent Trial Settings. You can choose to time Talent Trial completion, enable final feedback question, randomize question and multiple choice answer order, and limit number of questions.
You can also choose to display results in text or percentages under Displaying of Score.
Click Update Settings once you are done.
Adding a timer to a Talent Trial
Once you have added the questions to your Talent Trial, you can set the time you wish to allow candidates to complete all questions in the Overview (Settings) tab.
Choose the first option under the settings and set the time you want to allow for this Talent Trial.
WARNING: Please keep in mind that if you choose a time frame that is more that 4 days, this will not work. The current default is 4 days but in the future, it will be possible to customize this time frame.
**Make sure to click Update Settings towards the bottom of this page to save the changes made to this section.**
Keep in mind that if you have added individual timers to questions, you will not be able to add a timer to the entire Talent Trial as well.
If you have individual timers set to a Talent Trial and then choose this option, all individual timers will be disabled.
Displaying of Score and Grouped Questions
If you choose to display text depending on a specific score, you will need to enter specific text you would like to appear for a certain range of points like below.
You can group questions and choose to display the scores differently for each.
For example, your Talent Trial may include a few skilled based questions and others related to personality traits or culture fit.
Group the questions accordingly and choose how you want the scores displayed.
To group questions go to the settings section and click Create a New Question Group and move the questions you would like in that group and choose a display option.
Adding your Private Talent Trial to a Stage
Once you are done adding all your questions and choosing your settings, go back to the library and to the right of the search bar, click My Talent Trials. Locate your script, click on it and choose Use Template.
Duplicating your Private Talent Trials
Under the Talent Trials tab, navigate to “My Talent Trials”. Once you choose the Talent Trial that you want to copy, hover over the Talent Trial and select the 3 dots at the end of the box. A drop down menu will appear that gives you the option to “Duplicate”.
Once the Talent Trial is duplicated, it will appear in your “My Talent Trials” library. You now have the option to edit the copy or add it to a job.
Editing a Talent Trial
You can edit an Talent Trial through the library or through the stage in the job dashboard by clicking on the 3 dot menu of the stage and choosing "Edit".
Once you add a Talent Trial to a stage and invite candidates to apply, any changes you make to it after- will only be visible to new candidates that apply to your job.
You can watch the following quick video on how to add a Talent Trial if you would rather see this all in action!
**Please note these video are current being updated to reflect updated language within our app.