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New Features: Reminders and multi-test sessions

I’m happy to announce you that we’ve just improved Skillmeter with two new features: reminder notifications and the possibility to split multiple tests in individual sessions

Success comes from hard work and execution

I always wondered what is the difference between success and failure, why some win and some others loose.

Passion is underrated

I've recently attended a Steve Balmer keynote at Gartner’s Symposium in Orlando and I was so impressed by all the passion he showed while talking about his company, Microsoft.

The advantages of using Skillmeter

First of all, let me start start my first article by saying how exciting I am to have joined Skillmeter. I am a true believer that we will succeed in what we set out to do: help recruiters manage sensibly the candidates' skills while reducing the time needed for the hiring process altogether.

New member in Skillmeter team

I’m super happy to welcome Adrian, who joined Skillmeter team as Operations Manager.

Screening job candidates using social media

Nowadays Hiring Professionals have an additional weapon to screen candidates. We are talking about social media as a recruitment tool. It would be unwise not to take advantage of this powerful opportunity which is free, even though a bit time consuming. However, a study conducted by Reppler has shown that 5 % don’t use social networking sites to screen prospective employees.

New Feature: BambooHR Integration

I’m super excited to announce that now Skillmeter officially includes BambooHR integration.

So now, with a BambooHR account you can:

  • Assign a test to an employee defined in BambooHR
  • Have the employee take the test in
  • Employee test results are uploaded to BambooHR as PDF documents in "Skillmeter Results" folder
  • Employee test results are also available in Skillmeter

Video Resumes: from a Recruiter’s perspective

There are many discussions among HR Professionals regarding the effectiveness of selecting talent using video resumes. Many consider it on the one hand as an additional  marketing tool, on the other hand they are convinced that it will never be able to replace a traditional CV and the opportunity to meet a person face to face. However, in an annual employer survey conducted by Vault Inc. it showed that 89 % of employers would watch a video resume if it were submitted to them. In comparison to that, only 17 % have actually viewed a video resume so far. The main reason why employers (52 %) would welcome video resumes is the opportunity to see a candidate’s professional presentation and demeanor. 

How to spot a “Team Player”

Apart from having good communication skills, being a good team player is another very important skill that most employers are looking for. Having great team players on board can give a company the crucial competitive edge. How can you spot the real team player?