How to Make Smart Hiring Decisions with Smarterer

June 16, 2015

9:00 pm

Natalie is the hiring manager for a software development company. And, like most tech companies, finding candidates with the right set of skills to get the job done (and done well) can be difficult.

Fortunately for Natalie, she discovered Smarterer, a sophisticated assessment engine that gives her insight into the knowledge and skills that define the organization and, most importantly, help her understand where any gaps exist.

Knowing this, she can easily identify the skills still needed and not only hire, but test and compare candidates based on those skills.

How Smarterer Works

Smarterer combines engaging social software and reliable science to make developing current employees and hiring top talent easier than ever. The assessment engine uses crowdsourced questions to quickly (in as few as 10 questions and 120 seconds) tell you how you, your employees, or job candidates stack up against others within the industry.

For employers: Smarterer’s capability management platform, Flock, enables companies to identify and fill the gap between the skills they have and they skills they need. Instead of crowdsourcing quiz questions, companies can “teamsource” very specific, job-related questions that better reflect the organization.

By allowing employees to write and create their own assessments, companies can gain a better understanding of what skills they need to develop or hire for. These organization-specific proficiencies can be used in recruiting, training and development, workforce planning, and more.

For job seekers: Smarterer gives job seekers an opportunity to show off their skills to employers. Through its crowdsourced, online quizzes, candidates can measure their expertise across various subjects, ranging from engineering to marketing to sales.

Job seekers can also see how they stack up against their peers and earn badges to back up the skills and experience on their resume.

Pros of Smarterer:

  • Sleek, easy-to-use, gamified platform.
  • Helps to eliminate the skills gap within companies.
  • Makes skills-based hiring easier.
  • More than 800 web-based skill assessments available.
  • Companies can create their own job-specific assessments.

Cons of Smarterer:

  • No mobile apps, but optimized for mobile.

To learn more about how Smarterer can help you identify the skills you have and the skills you still need, visit their website here.

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Heather R. Huhman is a career expert, experienced hiring manager, and founder & president of Come Recommended, a content marketing and digital PR consultancy for job search and human resources technologies. She is also the author of Lies, Damned Lies & Internships (2011) and #ENTRYLEVELtweet: Taking Your Career from Classroom to Cubicle (2010). Find Heather on Google+.

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