Technical testing – IKM
Technical recruitment is a tricky business. How do you know that the candidates you interview have the right level of technical ability? The usual way to find this out is to interview them, but often you will find that your time has been wasted because the candidate doesn’t meet the required standard.
This is why we are the only Midlands-based IT recruitment company to offer technical testing as a standard part of our process, at no additional cost. This eliminates the need to spend time conducting technical interviews / tests of your own, and the results provide invaluable advance information about the candidates that you do interview.
The tests are more intelligent that you might think. If you would like to try one out, just get in touch.
For in-depth information about the test provider, IKM, click here.
Click here to understand more about how the tests work.
For an example report, and how to interpret it, click here.
Frequently asked questions about the tests and about IKM – click here.
Click here for a list of currently available tests.
For a list of tests coming soon, click here.
If you are already part-way through your recruitment process and would like to purchase tests separately, please contact us for prices. Significant volume discounts apply.
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I found the test to be difficult but not impossible, and it correctly identified my technical strengths – and weaknesses! Overall, it seemed very fair, and the results document is a good thing to show at future interviews.
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