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Heres how Contest-Based Screening Tests are the answer to your hiring problems


Are you facing a talent crunch of technology professionals in your organisation? Finding it difficult to fill positions that require expertise in emerging technologies like blockchain, artificial intelligence and machine learning? 
You’re not alone! 
Only 23 per cent of businesses surveyed in a recent research by Epicor Software felt they find it easy to attract the right talent, with the right industry knowledge, suggesting they might soon hit a crisis point. This research was conducted among 2,450 decision-makers and employees representing companies in 14 countries including India. 
Recent remarks by Tech Mahindra CEO C P Gurnani, seems to have set the cat among the pigeons where he indicated that 94% of IT graduates are not fit for hiring. 
Worried? Well, you shouldn’t! 
What if we tell you that there’s an easy way out? 

Contest-based Screening of Candidates

It is the answer to modern day hiring challenges faced by companies, especially in finding quality tech talent. 

Contest-based screening is a powerful medium to hire quality talent in today’s times when finding talent in rapidly emerging tools and technologies can be quite a daunting task. 

Increased digitisation has led to a spike in the demand for tech talent across diverse industry verticals and even legal and education sector are hiring software engineers. There is a need to think beyond the conventional hiring modes and adopt hiring techniques which will get you to the best pool of technical talent in very little time. 

What’s in it for you?


Taking this approach of hiring through coding-based screening assessments will ensure you don’t have to worry about profile screening and technical screening which are the all-important stages in the hiring process and ones that often involve a lot of time and effort. 

Based on a company’s specific requirements for talent in different technical skills and emerging technologies, a robust profile screening, technical screening and in some cases even live interview process can be arranged to quickly onboard talent and bridge the skills gap. 

By outsourcing this activity to experts, companies can get in return an opportunity to hire from a ready pool of pre-assessed and skilled technical talent. 

One such platform which is fast-emerging as a preferred choice for companies is TechGig. It is a rapidly evolving online tech community comprising of over 3.2 million coding enthusiasts. The Code Judge platform on TechGig is an ideal example of how companies are taking advantage of coding-based screening tests to reach out to quality talent. Code Judge is also being used by companied to assist in their campus placement drives, walk-ins, corporate job boards, etc. 

Using such platforms, companies can assess the coding abilities of their pre-hires on programming languages like C, C++, C#, VB.net, PHP and Java, etc. in a live coding environment. Such coding-based screening assessments also provide the option to companies to add their own coding problems and customize tests for different skills as per their requirements.

Source - Techgig