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Harry Butcher

Workplace 2.0: Tech tests – do they really work?

The workplace is changing! Are you ready to face the future? Revoco’s Workplace 2.0 webinar series is here to help you overcome some of today’s most topical workplace challenges.

Every other month, industry pros share their top tips and practical takeaways to help you navigate the new normal. We’ve tackled a number of hot topics recently – from flexible working to diversity and inclusion – and this month was no exception.

We talked all about tech tests!

On this month’s instalment of Workplace 2.0, we took a deep dive into this common hiring practice to see what works, what doesn’t and whether this is still the best way to assess a candidate’s ability.

With the topic of ethical issues being a widely talked about subject at the moment, we go to discuss some of the concerns surrounding this subject such as:

• What constitutes an acceptable test and what doesn’t?
• How long should a tech test realistically last?
• Should you pay a candidate if they’re working on a live issue?

We also got the chance to dive deep into our guest’s questions on both sides of the hiring fence, as well as discussing some of our panels interviewing horror stories!

You can check out the webinar here:

We’d like to massively thank our expert panel, which was made up of Alex West, Head of Tech at Neighbourly, Agata Sumowska, Software Engineer at Signal AI, and Michael Parkinson, Head of Engineering Core at RS Components.

Alex is currently overseeing the technology arm of the award-winning, market-leading CSR platform that helps businesses donate time, money and more to make a positive impact in communities all over the UK.

After graduating from Makers academy in 2017, Agata has quickly moved through the ranks and has worked for the likes of LexisNexis, ThoughtWorks, and most recently Signal AI. Having interviewed with start-ups to corporates, Agata definitely had a few tech test stories to tell!

With a background in large-scale corporate digital and ERP transformations, Michael now manages more than 100 developers across a wide range of applications and languages, with a focus on building high-performing teams.

Thank you again to our speakers, and to everyone who tuned in!


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