Our library of Sift questions has been built upon the analysis of 1,000+ questions, 100,000+ applicants and 500,000+ judgements made by hiring teams.
Benefits of the sift question library
- Get inspired on an alternative way of hiring great talent without bias. The library will give you examples of a new way of screening applications, to help you when you start creating questions for the first time, or for a new role
- Add frequently used questions to different jobs. As well as questions used by other organisations, your library will also display questions created and used by your organisation for other roles
- Connect skills to questions and use stats to decide which ones to use. Search for questions by the skills you've identified for your role. You can use a library question without changing it at all, or you can copy it and tweak it to suit your role's specific needs
Accessing and using the question library
- Go to the Sift Questions section of the Build tab in your role
- Click the "Add from library" button
- Here, you'll see a new screen displaying the main skills contained in the library. Skills are listed on the left hand side of the screen, library questions are visible on the right
- The skills listed on the top are the ones specific to your role (i.e. the ones that you added to the role earlier). Next to each skill you can see the number of questions tagged with that specific skill
- You can filter questions by specific skills, or by several skills at once
If you click on a question that you find interesting, you'll be able to see a bit more information, such as stats from previous roles that have used that question. This includes the:
- Number of candidates who have answered the question
- Number of jobs that have used the question
- Disagreement score, meaning how similar scores were for reviewers who scored answers for that question. A low disagreement score means that reviewers were generally aligned on what score to give an answer. You want a low disagreement score!
- Mean score, meaning the average score candidate's answers received. A mean score of around 3 indicates that questions weren't very easy (candidates weren't scoring very high on average) but also weren't very difficult (candidates weren't scoring very low on average)
- Set of skills that had been previously tagged to the question
Editing a question from the question library
To edit questions from the question library, you need to create a copy:
- Add a question from the library
- Click on the yellow "create a copy" button. Now you have an editable version of that question
- Delete the original question
- This new question will now be available in your organisation's question library for future use
If anything in this article piques your interest or isn’t clear, don’t hesitate to get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org, where a member of our team will be on hand to give you support.