Before deciding who should you move to Applied's Signature Sift, you can do a first sift based on the scores from timed multiple choice questions. By doing this, you are assessing candidates' relevant domains of knowledge or situational judgement and at the same time you are minimising the burden on your team.
These are the steps that you can follow:
1. Sort candidates by the test score. Click on the 'test' heading of the candidate list.
2. Select the first candidate under a test threshold that you define according to the distribution of scores that you observe and any specific criteria that you and your team set.
3. Then click on the arrow from the 'select' column, upwards or downwards, depending on how you sort candidates.
4. For candidates who are under the threshold, you can then allocate them to the option 'reject and write notification', which you find on the main tasks dropdown list.
After you click on the 'reject and write notification' option, you'll see a template email. Here are some specific comments about this template:
- You can edit all the fields of this email (i.e. from, reply to, subject, body) (a). We just provide a general template that you can use if you are not used to sending notifications at this stage of the recruiting process.
- We recommend you to always keep the *|TOFIRSTNAME|* and *|URL|* tokens (b). They will be personalised for each candidate as soon as you send the emails. The *|URL|* corresponds to the feedback link specific to each candidate, which will contain a summary of the test scores and a radar graph indicating how well candidates perfomed on each skill assessed with the test. If you want to check how a link looks like, go to the 'identity tab' of the manage page and click on the view 'feedback' option of any candidate who you will reject.
- Select 'unsatisfactory multiple choice test scores' as rejection reason (c). This will help you get accurate reports for each recruiting stage. Additionally, the message sent to candidates through the feedback links will be customised to this specific rejeciton reason.
- You can decide to not send a notification to candidates (d). The cost of doing this is that is that their perception towards your Organisation may be affected (candidate journey and branding).
5 As soon as you reject candidates with unsatisfactory test scores, the list of candidates that you find on the Manage page will refresh and it will contain everyone above the threshold. You can then move these candidates through to the next stage if you'd like (e.g. by allocating their short answers to the reviewing team).