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Get to know our reports and score sheets

Admittedly, there is a slight learning curve in reading, understanding, and making decisions based on our reports. This article will take you through every step of our reports.

Do you need help evaluating or reading a candidate report?
Drop us a message on the chat down to the right or on our email at support@kand.io, and our team will be happy to guide you through the candidate report and help you imply better decision-making for your company. The powerful part of the Kandio Report is how you can make better decisions when considering all the metrics together as a whole and not judging any candidate on any single standalone metric.

Example report
If it’s your first time here or using Kandio in general, we recommend you download our example report here.
With our example report, you can follow this article step-by-step, or you can review it on your terms and use this article as a lookup resource for any term, metric, or method that can be challenging to use without proper understanding and context.

 

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How to read the report


The report comprises the following components, and we will go through them one by one in this article.

Heading (3 elements)

  • Brandable heading
  • Headline
  • Test identifiers

Candidate profile (10 elements)

  • Candidate profile picture
  • Candidate name
  • Email
  • Test taken
  • Candidate IP
  • IP Tracking
  • Testing integration
  • Operating System
  • Browser
  • Device

Overall Score component (5 elements)

  • Scoring method
  • Overall score
  • Skill specific score
  • Skill specific score distribution
  • Skill label and recommendation
  • (Potential multi-test reports)

Skill specific breakdown

  • Skill specific header (4 elements)
    • Test Area
    • Correct / wrong ratio
    • Number of questions
    • Time used / time limit
  • Overall score
  • Subject matter-specific breakdown
  • Visual score distribution from our cloud scoring

Security measurements

  • Webcam snapshots

Behavior Analytics

  • Keystrokes
  • Right Click Attempts
  • Console access
  • Baited answers
  • Page Switches
  • Search Attempts
  • Page Switch Time

 

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Heading (3 elements)

The heading consists of 3 elements, which you can use to brand your experience and identify the test at a glance.

 

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Brandable heading

The first element is the brandable heading. You can edit your heading to match your brand and so that you can use our reports to work with external clients or discuss the reports with candidates during interviews without letting other people know where the content came from.

 

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Headline

The headline simply indicates the name of the test that the candidate participated in. This is the name you set yourself upon the creation of the test. You can change the name at any time, and the candidate sees this name as well.

 

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Test identifiers

The Candidate ID and Test ID are used to identify the candidate or the test. This is used for reference purposes if you have many candidates, and if you have candidate-specific questions for our support.

 

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Candidate profile (10 elements)

In the candidate profile section, you’ll find key personal information to identify the candidate and get a quick overview of his personal information at a glance. Remember that this section might be anonymized if your account uses our privacy settings. 

Disclaimer about personal candidate data: You will always be able to review historical candidates that were tested in the past. Still, you will not be able to retrieve personally identifiable information if it was previously deleted due to your privacy settings. We cannot recover deleted candidate information, and we do not back them up as it is against the law of certain countries. We will never delete any personal information about your candidates unless you actively opt into the setting.

 

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Candidate profile picture

The profile picture is automatically fetched if the candidate uses social integration to conduct his tests, such as Facebook or LinkedIn. We cannot populate any profile picture if the candidate accesses the test with the custom password feature.

Privacy policy: This will be deleted if you manually anonymize a candidate.

 

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Candidate name

The name of the candidate. We get this name from the candidate testing integration, or the candidate enters the name himself.

Privacy policy: This will be deleted if you manually anonymize a candidate.

 

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Email

The email of the candidate. We get this email from the candidates' testing integration or from what the candidate inputs with the custom password feature.

Privacy policy: This will be deleted if you manually anonymize a candidate.

 

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Test taken

This field indicates if the candidate has been taking other tests with Kandio in the past. We cannot tell you which tests the candidate has been taking, as the information belongs to our other clients, but we can inform you if the candidate has been taking other tests. This can be a fruitful discussion with a candidate during an interview.

 

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Candidate IP and location tracking

The candidate's IP and location can be used to make probable if the candidate is in fact the right person. A remote candidate claiming to be from New York but accessing his test from Asia could be someone trying to fall into a higher salary bracket or working in different time zones than expected.

Privacy policy: This will be deleted if you manually anonymize a candidate.

 

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Testing integration

The testing integration states if the candidate used Facebook, LinkedIn, or Password to access the test.

 

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Operating System, Browser, and Device

It would be best to make it a habit to glance at the candidate's gear at every report. An interface designer using Windows could be a red flag if your organization runs on Mac, or a security architect could cause trouble if running on long-overdue outdated browsers.

The candidate's gear and software can tell a lot about the candidate and be the basis for many good discussions.

 

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Overall Score component (5 elements)

 

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Scoring Method

Our tests are made to fit all levels of expertise. The more capable the candidate, the higher the score.

Because of this, all tests hold easy, intermediate, and challenging questions. Our contributors choose what questions go inside the test based on a set of parameters, and they are responsible for determining the content and maintaining the test over time. They get a 20% compensation based on our revenue due to their work.

You can review each contributor behind each test here: https://kand.io/tests

We divide candidates into 4 brackets

FromToLabelContextOur recommendation
75100SeniorThis is usually the needle in a haystack, but remember to assess cultural fit, as great candidates could be without a job for a reason.Few candidates will fall into this category, and we strongly recommend you to consider any senior candidate on any test for a job or an interview. 
5074IntermediateThese are often strong, above-average candidates who fall into this category. These candidates have several years of good experience but still could improve to a senior-level candidate over time if given the right tools.Intermediate candidates are usually experienced, and we recommend our clients to consider them for interviews at least.
2549JuniorJunior candidates are usually fit for junior positions. A high junior could be an intermediate level, but candidates in this category are generally on a path to learn the ins and outs of a career path of coding. Every individual has to start somewhere, and a great junior candidate can evolve into a great coder with the right tools and guidance from a good team.We recommend that our clients consider these candidates to work under supervision or in a team. Or work on less complex tasks or projects that do not require knowledge about complex concepts.
024Don’t HireOur lowest bracket is candidates who got basic concepts wrong and who failed to demonstrate even a common baseline of knowledge on the topic at hand. We Re-asses with another test to rule out a bad day and consider hiring only under strict supervision and/or in positions with steep learning components. Such as graduate programs and trainee positions.

 

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Overall score

The overall score indicates a computation of the full test and performance across all questions and topics included in the test. This includes our tests as well as your own custom tests.

 

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Skill specific score

Our skill-specific score indicates the score specific to 1 test topic. If only holds 1 test topic, the overall score will equal the skill-specific score.

 

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Skill specific score distribution

Our distributed score is a powerful tool to evaluate where your candidate falls compared to other candidates who took the same test across the world. This is beneficial when you want to assess if a strong candidate is solid when put into perspective or if you could find a better candidate down the road.

 

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Skill label and recommendation

The label indicated the bracket that the candidates fell within after taking the test.

See “We divide candidates into 4 brackets” to understand the brackets.

 

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Potential multi-test reports

The overall score component can have one or several test overviews. We recommend that candidates are given tests with 15-30 questions, as you can always provide another test for candidates down the road if needed. Giving a candidate 1 of our tests is enough to assess a skill, but certain situations require getting two or more tests at once. If the candidate receives more tests simultaneously, a break will be provided after each test so that the candidatae does not have to take the entire test in 1 sitting.

Please write us a message on the chat down to the right or on our email at support@kand.io, if you need guidance on which test to give a candidate.

 

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Skill specific breakdown

 

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Skill specific header (4 elements)

The skill-specific header shows 4 key elements of every skill area in the test.

  • The test area shows the name of the skill area. One test can have several skill areas.
  • The Correct/Wrong ratio gives an indication about the radio between the answers.
  • The number of questions indicates the number of questions in the skill area - not in the overall test.
  • Time used gives you the time limit and the time used on the test. By default, all tests are set to have overtime allowed.

 

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Time Limit

We recommend all our clients to allow overtime as it is usually more valuable to have a finished test with overtime than to have a cut-off test on time. We allow overtime by default, but you can change it to your preference.

 

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Overall Score

This indicates the overall score of the skill area.

 

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Subject matter-specific Breakdown

Every skill area comprises (usually) 4-6 subcategories. Our contributors determine all subcategories, so you can see how candidates performed within a vertical. You can use this to understand better how your candidate falls within a particular subcategory. One candidate might be weak overall but firm in the subcategories you need, which could make him a good candidate for you specifically. Or the other way around.

 

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Visual score distribution from our cloud scoring

Our cloud distribution is another way to visualize a distributed chart of your candidate's performance benchmarked across your account as well as other candidates who took the same test across the world.

 

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Webcam Security

Our Advanced and Premium plans have a webcam security feature, so you’re able to see snapshots of the candidate while they are conducting the assessments. 

This is helpful to

  • Prevent other people from being present
  • Ensure that no secondary device was used
  • Make sure it's the right person conducting the assessment

 

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Behavior Analytics

We track a range of data points on the candidate's behavior while assessments are being conducted.

Keystrokes
This indicates how much the candidate used his keyboard during the test. This should be zero and could suggest that the candidate tried to cheat. The candidate has no reason to be using the keyboard.

Right Click Attempts
Right-clicking during the test could indicate that the candidate tried to work around our security measurements. A few right-clicks are normal. Several right-clicks are a reliable indicator that the candidate actively sought to bypass our security.

Console access
This Should be 0. If the candidate tried to access the console panel, it would indicate that they were either curious about the system functionality or attempted to locate the correct test answers in our code.

Baited answers
We place bait-answers in our code, trying to lure candidates into choosing the wrong answer. This metric, combined with console access, strongly indicates a cheating candidate. Baited answers cannot be triggered due to a mistake.

Page Switches
We measure this to let you know how many times the candidate swapped in and out of the test. This can indicate that the candidate was trying to work around our security, as no page- or tab switches will ever be needed while completing the test.

Search Attempts
We encrypt all our content with a strong level of encryption. If a candidate tries to search our content, it could mean that the candidate tried to breach our security to paste it into search engines. This is not explicitly cheating, but we track the event.

Page Switch Time
This indicator can tell you how long the candidate has used outside the actual session. This could be useful if the candidate had several page switches, as you will know how much time was spent, e.g., on Google. Lower is better.

 

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Final thoughts

Kandio is a powerful tool to aid your recruitment. You can use it in many different ways, but there is also a learning curve to get maximum impact from Kandio in your organization.

We always want to help educate our clients on better use of Kandio - completely free of charge.

Please reach out to us on the chat below or schedule a meeting with us for a demo. You can also reach us on our email at support@kand.io.

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