Skills Assessment Library
If you prefer to use one of the many assessments created by industry experts found in our library, navigate to the Assessment Library tab in your dashboard or click Browse Library.
This section includes a collection of assessments 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 skills assessment team evaluates each assessment to ensure that it is appropriate.
Featured assessments are shown towards the top, and available categories appear above the featured section. Below the feature section, we highlight the most popular skills used by other employers. You can search for an assessment through a category or through the search bar.
You can search by the following attributes:
You can preview questions from any of the assessments to help you decide whether you would like to utilize that assessment. Click on the assessment card to open the details section.
Once you decide which one you would like to use, click "Add to Assessments".
Once added, it will open the assessment editor. If you would like to make a change to a question or add a question in the assessment, click on the "Create" tab.
Please note that if you make any changes to the questions created by experts, make sure to include a correct answer sample to help the AI calculate a more accurate score.
Once you are in the assessment editor, you will also have the option to create question groups, make additional changes to the settings, and set up candidate messages in the experience tab.
Settings tab: These settings allow you to set the guidelines for the candidates, control the way the assessment is displayed, and the results it returns. You will be able to change the assessment name, description (internal use only), and choose other options.
Question group tab: You can group your questions by any skills essential to the role, and scores will be displayed for each group plus the overall assessment score.
Invite tab: This tab is located on the top navigation section. You will be able to create job links or invite your candidates via email. For information on inviting candidates, please read this article here.
Candidate experience tab: This section allows you to introduce the assessment, add instructions to the email invitation, and upload logos. You can edit the email messages that are sent to candidates when you invite them to take an assessment and rejection emails.
You can disable the final feedback question of the assessment in the Settings section.
Creating Your Own Skills Assessments
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 skills assessment, read this short article we wrote for our blog.
To create a custom skills assessment, click the blue button "Create New Assessment", located on the top right.
This will open the assessment builder page. For complete details on how to create an assessment, read this article.
Question types available
The following question/ answer options are available:
Multiple Choice - with this type, you can choose if you want candidates to select more than one option or choose one option. When setting the options, you must assign a value of 10 to the correct option. You can also attach media to the answer choices.
Number- this question type only allows a number in the response field and is auto-graded. You must enter the correct number value in the correct answer field when setting up this question.
Info- this question type allows you to enter content for the candidate to review and is not graded
Upload- candidate can upload a file to respond
Document, Presentation, Spreadsheet, and Spreadsheet auto-graded question types explained in the following section.
Code- You can test a candidate's coding skills.
Immersive Question Options
This feature integrates with Google 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 on 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 immersive question types you can choose from:
Spreadsheet - Integration with Google Sheets and equivalent to Microsoft Excel. Candidates have the ability to manipulate data and use formulas to solve problems
Spreadsheet Auto-graded: This question type has the same functionality as the Spreadsheet option but allows you to automatically grade an input by providing the cell information and the correct answer. You can see how this works here.
Presentation - Integration with Google Slides and equivalent to Microsoft Powerpoint. Candidates have the ability to create or edit presentations.
Document - Integration with Google Docs and equivalent to Microsoft Word. Candidates have the ability to create or edit text documents.
If you choose one of the Google question types the candidate will be able to provide an answer right in the document.
If you choose a code editor question and would like for candidates to create code, then you can choose Code in the question type option.
Creating an Auto Graded Multiple Choice Assessment
If you want to instantly qualify candidates based on certain criteria or test their knowledge in a certain field you can set up an auto-graded assessment made up of question types that are graded automatically.
For a step-by-step guide on how to create an auto-graded assessment, read this article here.
Testing for coding skills on Vervoe just got easier. You can allow candidates to code in several languages. When you choose the code answer type, you will have the option to automatically grade candidate code with test cases.
Automatic grading allows you to add test cases and to assign point values to them. In addition, enabling this option allows candidates to run their code while taking the test and iterate on their solution.
For complete details on how to set up coding challenges, please read this article here.
Duplicating an Assessment
To duplicate an assessment, click on the 3 dots located in the bottom right corner of the assessment card and choose "Duplicate". A copy will appear with an updated title that includes the copy number. For example, the duplicated assessment title will be "Content Writer- 1" for the assessment shown in the image below.
Click open the assessment to make changes to the questions and changes to settings or groups.
Editing an Assessment
To edit an active assessment click on the assessment, then the "Create" tab to access the editor.
To edit an inactive assessment, click on the 3 dot menu on the bottom right of the card and choose "Edit".