Recruitment - IT skills assessment tool

Michael made this Freedom of Information request to Kent County Council

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

Kent County Council did not have the information requested.

Dear Kent 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

Kent County Council

Dear Sir

 

Thank you for your email below.

 

Kent County Council acknowledges your request for information under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000. Assuming KCC holds this information, we
will endeavour to supply the data to you as soon as possible but no later
than 4^th January 2017 (20 working days from date of receipt).

 

We will advise you as soon as possible if we do not hold this information
or if there are exemptions to be considered and/or any costs for providing
the information. Please quote our reference - FOI/16/1990 - in any
communication regarding this particular request.

 

Best regards,

 

Kirsty-Leigh Robertson| Information Access Officer | Information
Resilience & Transparency Team | Room 2.71, Sessions House, Maidstone |
Phone 03000 418301 | Fax 03000 420303 |
[1]http://www.kent.gov.uk/about-the-council...
|

show quoted sections

Kent County Council

Dear Michael

 

Thank you for your request for information made under the Freedom of
Information Act (FOIA) 2000, relating to an Automated Skills Assessment
Tool.

 

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

Kent County Council does not have automated skills assessment tools,
therefore does not hold any of the requested information.

 

If you are unhappy with this response, and believe KCC has not complied
with legislation, please ask for a review by following our complaints
process; details can be found at this link
[1]http://www.kent.gov.uk/about-the-council...
on our website. Please quote reference FOI/16/1990.

 

If you still remain dissatisfied following an internal review, you can
appeal to the Information Commissioner, who oversees compliance with the
Freedom of Information Act 2000. Details of what you need to do, should
you wish to pursue this course of action, are available from the
Information Commissioner’s website [2]http://www.ico.org.uk/concerns.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Laura Pronger | Information Access Officer | Information Resilience &
Transparency Team | Kent County Council | Room 2.71, Sessions House,
Maidstone, ME14 1XQ | 03000 416590 |
[3]http://www.kent.gov.uk/about-the-council...
|

 

 

show quoted sections