Yes! We have a question library (QL), which is a bank of hundreds of questions you can use to create roles on Applied. The questions can be used for many different roles and skill sets.
Writing great questions is hard. The QL should help you:
- Create roles quickly, with great questions attached
- Get inspiration for questions that you can tailor more specifically for your roles
We have distinct QLs for Eligibility Questions, Multiple Choice Questions, Sift Questions and for Interview Questions.
How do I add/ search for questions?
When you're building a role, and are adding questions, you'll notice there are 2 blue buttons on the top right corner of the page - one says "Add from library" and the other says, "Create from scratch".
- Select "Add from library" - the relevant question library will pop up:
Scroll through the questions on the right hand side, and click on any you're interested in to read more. If you see a question you want to add, click on the question and then click on the blue "Add to job button".
Why can't I edit questions I add from the question library?
You can! You just need to create a copy first. When you add a question from the QL, the question is indexed and is "fixed". To make the question your own, first add it to your role and then click on the "Create a copy" button just above the question label.
We recommend you edit both the question and the review guide attached to it to make it more relevant to your role and your organisation. Please note that not all QL questions have review guides attached.
Can I add questions to the question library?
Whenever you create a new question on Applied, the question is automatically added to your organisations personal QL, to be used again and again for roles in the future.
What do the question stats mean?
When you click to read more about specific questions in the QL, you'll notice there are stats for each question. These are to give you a bit more information about how "successful" this question has been when it's been used by other organisations.
You can see how often a question has been used, how much reviewers have disagreed about what score to give to answers, and what the mean score for candidates who have answered that question is.
Generally, you want a question with a low disagreement score and a mean score of around 3.0. The more a question has been answered, the more reliable the disagreement and mean scores are.
Hopefully this has been helpful!
If anything is missing from this article, if you have any questions or are experiencing any issues - please get in touch with our team, either by clicking "Submit a request" at the top of this page, or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.