Recruitment - IT skills assessment tool used in recruitment process

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Dear East Sussex County Council,

I would like to know if the council currently uses an automated skills
assessment tool when recruiting candidates for IT roles.

For example, to test the ability of a developer / programmer, would the hr
department or hiring manager put candidates through an automated online
skills assessment?

If so, please confirm which tool is used, when the contract is up for
renewal and any fees involved please.

Yours faithfully,

Michael Rohan

Freedom of Information, East Sussex County Council

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Mr Rohan

 

 

FOI Request ref:  8145 / IT Recruitment - Automated Skills Assessment

 

Thank you for your request for information about the above. Your request
was received on 05/12/2016 and I am dealing with it under the terms of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We always aim to respond as quickly as possible, but we do need you to
clarify your request before we will be able to process it.

 

Clarification Required

I would like to know if the council currently uses an automated skills
assessment tool when recruiting candidates for IT roles.

For example, to test the ability of a developer / programmer, would the hr
department or hiring manager put candidates through an automated online
skills assessment?

If so, please confirm which tool is used, when the contract is up for
renewal and any fees involved please.

 

Please clarify what you mean by ‘fees’.

 

Your request is on hold pending receipt of your clarification. Please
quote the above reference number in any communication regarding this
request.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Samantha Spence

Customer Information Advisor

 

East Sussex County Council

Communities Economy and Transport Directorate

W1D, County Hall

St Anne’s Crescent

Lewes

East Sussex BN7 1UE

 

Phone: 01273 482913
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