For Recruiters

Talscale is an online tech assessment tool that allows you to create technical assessments for candidates and evaluate them to select the best fit for the job role.

Exploring the TalScale Test interface #

TalScale enables recruiters to create Tests to assess Candidates. In this section, you can access all the previously created Tests and also create new Tests.

Talscale test dashboard

Step 1: How to Create a Test #

Create Tests in a few simple steps in the Test interface.

Navigate to the “Create Test” and click on it

Talscale create test

 

Fill the details and select programming languages for the Test and Click “Proceed”

test details

Note: TalScale supports more than 30 languages to create your Tests.

Step 2: How to Add Questions #

After you Create a Test, now you have to add questions.

Click on the “Add questions”

Add questions to Test

 

 

Check the boxes for the questions you want to add to the Test. You can also access the Filter option on the left side.

select questions from library

Click on “Finalize Test”

finalize the Test

Step 3: Enable particular settings #

Now the Test is created. You will be on the following page after the last step

Navigate to the “Settings”

talscale test settings

Go to “Test Access Control” 

Set the validity of the Test

In this, you can also generate a common invite link that can be shared with all the candidates.

Test access control

Go to “Proctoring Settings”

Talscale has its built-in proctoring settings to always keep an eye on the candidate’s attempts to pass the test with unfair practices.

Proctoring settings

The following are the proctoring features supported by Talscale

Video Record
This option gives you permission to record the active test code sessions of all the invited candidates.

Plagiarism check
This option triggers the plagiarism check on the candidate’s code at the end of the test.

Tab Track
This cool feature gives you the option to track the tab switch activity of the candidate during the test. At the end of the Test, it will give you the number of times a candidate has switched tabs during the Test.

Photo Capture
This gives you the option to enable/disable the photo capturing of the candidate during the test. If enabled, it will capture photos at random times throughout the duration of the Test.

Full-Screen mode
This feature coupled with the concept of the Mutation observer makes it compulsory for a candidate to give the test in Fullscreen mode. The motto is to check plagiarism and also keep the candidates focussed on the Test.

Next,

Go to “Invite email” 

Here you can customize the emails that will be sent to Candidates throughout the assessment process.

invite candidates settings

To edit the email content, click on the pencil icon.

Add your company logo, subject line, and the email body content to save.

Step 4: How to invite candidates for the Test #

Once all the questions are added and settings enabled for a particular Test. You have to invite the candidates.

test settings

Navigate to “Invite candidates”

 

invite candidate to testFill the details of the candidate and select validity.

invite details

Clicking the invite button will trigger an email to the candidate.

Step 5: How to shortlist candidates using advanced filters #

After the completion of the assessment, the candidates are evaluated and the results with the respective scores are displayed in the particular Test.

marks filter

The hiring matrix feature in TalScale simplifies your job many folds. You can now filter the candidates based on the benchmark scores. 

Navigate to the Tests section and select the Test you want to filter candidates. Once the list is available, in the left side filter options, go to the ‘Marks’

Adjust the range, say between 60%-100% and click on apply filters. This displays only the list of candidates who meet the above criteria!

marks filter

To shortlist the candidates based on the desired score for the primary skill requirement as per the job description. 

Click on “Additional filters”

additional filters

Select the languages and adjust the required score and apply them. 

For example, You wish to see only those candidates who have scored above 70% in the Javascript, the list will have candidates who performed well in the Javascript.

skill matrix final candidate list

Step 6: Download and share the Test reports #

The reports can be downloaded as PDF and shared with the respective candidates and the stakeholders involved.

To download reports, navigate to the Test section, choose the completed Test.

In the candidate list, Navigate to the ‘Test report Link’ column. 

test report link

Click on the ‘Go to Link’ option of the chosen candidate.

Click on ‘Generate PDF’ to download that candidate’s detailed report.

download reports

Introduction to Code Sync #

The Code Sync is an unparalleled online live coding platform to conduct tech interviews. After the initial assessment, the candidates can be further tested for coding expertise and problem-solving abilities in real-time using the Code Sync interface.

The key features of Code Sync interface are

Access to Question Library

Creating interviews in Code sync is very easy. The interviewers can access the extensive question library provided by TalScale and pick the question to interview candidates. In case you wish to create your own questions, it can be done in the Library.

Real-time Inputs/Feedbacks

One of the unique features of Code Sync is its real-time input or feedback option. The interviewer can interact with the candidates in the code sync test interface to either give inputs in the code or suggest changes to solve the question through hints in real-time. You can also add questions during the Test using the ‘Add question’ option on the interface.

Test Multiple candidates simultaneously

Interviewing multiple candidates simultaneously is the unrivaled Code sync feature of TalScale. The interview interface allows you to invite multiple candidates to take the live coding assessment simultaneously! The interviewer can further switch among the candidates to observe the approach and progress.

Chat Option

The Code sync feature comes with an integrated chat functionality where candidates can clarify the doubts with the interviewer as and when encountered.

Notes

This feature allows the interviewer to note down the points about the interviewee’s approach during the Test for his/her reference which is not visible to the candidates.

Built-in IDE

The Code-sync has a built-in IDE which supports over 40 languages to facilitate interviews from any desired language.

Step 1: Create a New interview #

Go to “Code Sync”

Code sync

Navigate to “New Interview”

new interviews

Fill all the details related to the interview, click “Create”

interview details

Note: On clicking “Create” an email will be triggered to the interviewer and the candidate with the interview details.

Step 2: Add Questions to the Interview #

After creating a New interview, it is time to add questions to the interview.

Navigate to “Add questions”

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Check the boxes for the questions you want to add to the Test. You can also access the Filter option on the left side. 

 

Filters can be applied to choose the questions based on the range of difficulty from Easy to Hard and also the type of programming languages.

Step 3: How to invite candidates to the interview #

Once all the questions are added and settings enabled for a particular Test. You have to invite the candidates.

Navigate to “Invite candidates”

 

Fill the details of the candidate and Click “Create”

Clicking the create button will trigger an email to the candidate.

Step 4: Download and share the Test reports #

The interview reports can be downloaded as PDF and shared with the respective candidates and the stakeholders involved.

To download reports, Navigate to the Code Sync section, choose the completed interview.

In the candidate list, Navigate to the “Test report Link” column.

 

 

Click on the “Candidate Detailed Report” option of the chosen candidate.

 

Click on “Generate PDF” to download that candidate’s report.

download reports

TalScale Project-based Assessments #

Project-based assessment is one of the primary features of the Talscale recruitment suite. In this section, a candidate is tested on a project that is simulated to that of his/her actual work.

The Project-based assessment allows you to accurately assess the candidates for their on-the-job performances.

Step 1: How to create a New project #

Go to “Projects” 

projects

 

Navigate to “Create Project”

create project

 

Fill all the details related to the project, click “Proceed”

Step 2: Add questions to the project #

After creating the project, it is time to add questions to the project.

Navigate to “Add questions”

Check the boxes for the questions you want to add to the project.

Filters can be applied to choose the questions based on the range of difficulty from Easy to Hard and also the type of programming languages.

Step 3: How to invite candidates for a particular project #

Navigate to the “Projects” section

projects

 

Click on “Invite candidates” option

 

Fill all the required details of the project and the candidate and click “Invite”

Note: If you want to invite more candidates, Click on “Add more candidate” and fill the details and press ‘Invite’.

Other Resources #

TalScale Library #

The library is the hub of all the questions to create assessments for candidates. The main dashboard of the Library gives you access to all the questions and projects categorized respectively by the Talscale team.

Adding Your own questions #

Talscale allows you to create your own questions to interview the candidates as a part of the client requirement. In this case, you can add new questions inside the Library. The questions can be chosen by the language of choice as well as in ranging difficulty levels from Easy to Hard.

 

Note: Talscale also provides tailor-made question sets as per the client requirements.

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