February may be the shortest month of the year, but that didn’t stop our Product and Engineering teams from making product updates and improvements as impressive as any other month! For February we are highlighting three product changes that enhance user experience on CodeSignal:
- Customize the expiration time of Certify assessment invitations
- Configure the overall candidate recommendation scale in an Interview
- VanillaJS, Ember, and AWS tasks now in the Interview Quickstart menu
Customize the expiration time of Certify assessment invitations
Previously, customers who used CodeSignal certified assessments such as the General Coding Assessment (GCA) were tied to a 14-day expiration time for candidates’ assessment invitations.
Now, company users can choose to customize the amount of time candidates have to take their certified assessment from the time they were invited. The default expiration time for certified assessments will remain 14 days.
Learn more about configuring a custom expiration time for certified assessment invitations in the following support article:
Configure the overall candidate recommendation scale in an Interview
CodeSignal Interview allows company users to provide detailed notes on a candidate’s interview performance, as well as give an overall recommendation for next steps. By default, the overall recommendation field provides 4 options: Strong No, No, Yes, and Strong Yes.
Now, company users can customize the number and content of overall recommendation options when creating or editing an interview template. For example, a user may choose to add a 5th option of “Neutral,” or reduce the options to just 2: “No” and “Yes.”
To learn more about creating and editing Interview templates, see the following support article:
VanillaJS, Ember, and AWS tasks now in the Interview Quickstart menu
The AWS task entails configuring the Advanced Assessment environment to allow candidates to use AWS with credentials provided by the company user, and is useful for assessing candidates for Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) or infrastructure developer roles.
Here's a comprehensive list of everything else we pushed live in February, grouped by product area:
- Company users can now download Certify results by the expiration date for multiple assessments.
- Updated Certify email communication (invitation and reminders) to include more welcoming language and clearer instructions.
- Candidates who opted into proctoring for a non-proctored request can now safely back out of the proctoring setup flow to take the assessment without proctoring.
- Client users can now download Test results by the expiration date for multiple assessments.
- The “Cancel” button has been removed from the “Change background” pop-up in an Interview.
- When choosing a background image in an Interview, now only applicable file formats are clickable.
- Filesystem tasks:
- Edit marker is now grayed-out on folders containing only read-only tasks; this makes it clearer to the user that none of the files in the folder are editable.
- The “Collapse All” button in the filesystem is no longer clickable when all folders are collapsed.
- Advanced Assessment tasks:
- Added support for customizable ignored files; this allows company users to click on and review all of a candidate’s code in replays or solution forks, even when the candidate submits a very large project where some files are not used in the solution.
- Improved the “match failed” error message wording; now, it is clearer to users that they need to refresh their browser to continue with the assessment.
- GraphQL API: Upgraded the testSession customDuration field from an int to a float so that customers can query a customDuration value up to 31 days.
- Selecting the “can edit company contacts” permission will now automatically add the “can view roles for my company” permission.
- Client users can now identify their admins in the “Users & Teams” dashboard.