A Certified Evaluation is a Pre-Screen that is backed by one of CodeSignal’s Skills Evaluation Frameworks. Certified Evaluations eliminate the work of manually building questions, while mitigating question leak concerns, and reducing bias in the hiring process. A Skills Evaluation Framework is role-relevant assessment content that is written by subject matter experts, validated by IO Psychologists, and maintained by CodeSignal. Our Skills Evaluation Frameworks are available for a variety of technical roles. Certified Evaluations offer a consistent assessment process, but allow for customizable messaging options and tools for teams targeting multiple groups of candidates. Creating one takes just a few clicks.
NOTE: This new functionality will be available as customers transition from Certify to Pre-Screen. The timing for the transition varies by customer, with the first accounts migrating in May 2023. If you have questions about when this functionality will be available for your organization, please contact your CSM or support.
Selecting a Skills Evaluation Framework
To start creating a Certified Evaluation, navigate to the PRE-SCREEN tab.
Click the blue CREATE button in the top right.
From here, you'll choose the individual Skills Evaluation Framework you'd like to use for this Certified Evaluation. The selection screen shows all of the available Skills Evaluation Frameworks, along with some background context on what skills and roles they target, to help you decide which Skills Evaluation Framework is right for you. Some Skills Evaluations Frameworks are built with a specific role in mind, while others measure more general skills applicable to a range of positions.
Note that once you create a Pre-Screen that uses a Skills Evaluation Framework, you cannot change which Skills Evaluation Framework that Pre-Screen is using. If you decide to opt for a different Skills Evaluation Framework later on, you'll have to create a new Pre-Screen.
Choose a Skills Evaluation Framework by clicking on its tile. Then, click SELECT.
Use the Design, Settings, and Email tabs to customize your Pre-Screen. Some fields, such as Duration, are automatically filled in based on the chosen Skills Evaluation Framework.
In the DESIGN tab, you can change the messaging that candidates see when they interact with the Pre-Screen.
The SETTINGS tab shows internal tracking options. In this screen, you can specify ownership and set administrative parameters like time zone and invitation expiration.
Cooldown is set by the Skills Evaluation Framework. This is the amount of time a candidate would need to wait before taking a Pre-Screen backed by the same Skills Evaluation Framework again.
The Email tab allows you to set a schedule for email reminders (orange box) or edit the email templates themselves (green box).
Customizing settings for various teams & segments
Many CodeSignal customers leverage the same Skills Evaluation Frameworks to consistently evaluate skills across a variety of segments in their engineering organization. However, various regions, teams, and other segments may need to customize components of the experience to align with their processes and requirements. For example, some segments may want to leverage different scoring thresholds, expiration timelines, email messaging, and more.
To meet the needs of your various teams, you can create multiple Pre-Screens, all using the same Skills Evaluation Framework, and customize the settings to match the experience the team is looking to drive. Scores will be kept separate, grouped by the separate Pre-Screens.
Simply follow the process outlined above to create as many Pre-Screens as you need.
Your organization-level proctoring settings will dictate whether the Pre-Screen backed by a Skills Evaluation Framework will be proctored.
Proctoring helps ensure that a candidate's result is reflective of their true skills. CodeSignal's Pre-Screen proctors provide verification of a candidate's identity and certify the results of the evaluation. For more insight into our proctoring process, check out this article that takes a deeper dive!
We recommend all organizations choose to enable proctoring. Organizations with proctoring enabled can request to disable proctoring for a specific Pre-Screen backed by a Skills Evaluation Framework, but the opposite is not true. Therefore, enabling proctoring at the organizational level provides the most flexibility.
Identifying Pre-Screens backed by a Skills Evaluation Framework
When you create a Pre-Screen backed by a Skills Evaluation Framework, that Pre-Screen will be marked with the relevant icon in a few places throughout the interface.
You can also click on the icon in the detail view for the Pre-Screen to show a popup with information about the Skills Evaluation Framework.
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