HOW IT WORKS

OUR APPROACH IS TO SIMULATE MULTIPLE DEVELOPMENT CYCLES IN A CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT AND ASK CANDIDATES TO GO THROUGH EXACTLY THE SAME FLOW.

STEPS

Assess your current team's capabilities using Accelerate's developer challenge

Assess your candidates' using the developer challenge

  • The candidate can choose their preferred language, IDE and testing framework.

  • The platform presents a series of changing feature requirements aimed to force the candidate to rethink their initial decisions.

  • After the candidate has finished, a report is generated summarising the coding style of the candidate, how fast they completed it, and how they compare against others who have completed the challenge

  • The Code Diff, Source Code and Code Cast allows the technical hiring manager to gain deeper insights and this can be used for a pairing session or a refactoring exercise

Map your candidates results against your current team's results

Employ the candidate that best fits your skill requirements

Employ a skill based hiring approach to your recruitment process and improve consistency in hiring decisions across your team

THE CANDIDATE EXPERIENCE

Accelerate provides a unique candidate experience -
through objective feedback and learning opportunity

LANGUAGE AND TOOLS OF CHOICE

Candidates know that there will be a level playing field

PAUSE AND RESUME

Candidates complete the challenge in own time with start/stop functionality designed to accommodate for personal or work commitments

IMMEDIATE FEEDBACK

Candidates receive immediate feedback when deploying erroneous code

OBJECTIVE FEEDBACK

Candidates appreciate objective feedback and welcome constructive observations from an unbiased tool. Knowing that non-subjective feedback will provide a fair assessment

LEARNING EXPERIENCE

By completing the Insights Developer Challenge, the candidate learns how well their programming style can accommodate changing requirements

PEER BENCHMARKING

The candidates will gain an insight into their performance relative to their peers. Knowing this output, candidates are more likely to complete the challenge

LEARN FROM BEST-IN-CLASS

After the hiring company assessment, the candidate can see how other anonymised candidates have completed the challenge enabling a unique learning experience

Hiring managers can reduce the amount of time investment required to assess candidates and provide candidate feedback

FAQ

HOW LONG DOES THE ASSESSMENT TAKE?

The time taken to complete the challenges depends on the candidate and which assessment is taken. With pause/resume functionality- developers can fit the assessment around their schedule over a number of days if required.

Developers who have mastered their technique and tools tend to deliver more quickly than those who are junior or who focus on quality code.

If the candidate does not finish the assessment, Accelerate will still provide you with the reporting insights, code diff and code cast.

HOW DOES IT COMPARE AGAINST TAKE-HOME ASSESSMENTS?

Accelerate is a better alternative to screening platforms and take-home exercises as it provides deeper insights and is candidate friendly. The metrics are objective and presented in summary format with the ability to deep dive and benchmark against existing team members.

It can also be used in conjunction with pairing in order to assess the candidate's soft skills.

HOW DOES IT COMPARE AGAINST PAIRING SESSIONS?

Accelerate's platform can be used in conjunction with a pairing session or refactoring exercise.

Candidates can work in a familiar environment with their language and tools of choice - this reduces the risk of screening out good candidates

Accelerate introduces complexity and changing requirements and assesses how candidates react to these A pairing session's limited assessment time and coding exercise means limited candidate coding insights

CAN THE CANDIDATE BE ASKED TO REFACTOR THEIR CODE?

Yes, once the candidate has completed the challenge they can be asked to refactor the codebase so that it is production ready

The refactoring round could be done as a pairing exercise or as a standalone assignment.

WHAT DO OUR CLIENTS SAY?

"I super enjoyed it, thought it was really really good. I was able to work how I normally do, thought it was super easy to get running. The time penalties were deserved ( I got 2! The first was because I misunderstood the input format and used comma separated which was wrong, then the second was I missed a test case which I should totally have thought of). Very strongly recommend."

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