This guide illustrates the general steps of analyzing the results of your candidates.
Once your candidates complete their assessments, it's time to review and analyze the results. You can view who your top candidates are based on the averages shown on the main candidate page of the assessment, but TestGorilla's analysis tools go much deeper than that. This article is relevant to all users on all plans.
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The below video summarizes how to evaluate your candidates.
Compare overall results
By going to the My assessments tab and clicking on the assessment you want to analyze, you'll get a clear overview of the results for every candidate.
The assessment overview features a table that includes all of your candidate information. This table can be searched, filtered, and organized to allow you to compare results.
|Search for specific candidates by entering a full or partial name or email address.
|Set a minimum and maximum score to filter only the candidates within that range.
|Choose a stage — or multiple stages — to view only the relevant candidates. Setting a stage can help keep your candidates organized. See this guide for more information on stages.
|Filter by status. Only candidates of your chosen status will show; candidates who have completed the assessment, for example. This guide has more information about statuses.
|Filter candidates within a test score range, filter candidates that answered specific custom questions, filter the points of a multiple choice question, or filter by assessment completion date.
|Sort by field. By default, the table is sorted by Score — highest to lowest. Click a column header to sort the table by that field, clicking again to change it between ascending and descending order.
|Select multiple candidates by checking the box next to their name. Bulk actions — like changing the hiring stage — can be completed for selected candidates.
|Click a candidate’s name to view their individual results.
|Choose which fields to include in the assessment overview. You can include scores from each test included in the assessment, among others.
Analyze individual results
The individual candidate results page gives you a clear overview of the assessment results for a candidate. The results for each assessment are grouped in eight key ways:
The candidate's average score across all tests included in the assessment is displayed. The graphic next to the score includes white and blue bubbles, of which the white indicates the average candidate score across the assessment and the blue indicates your overall best candidate score for this assessment.
Summary of test results
Clicking on the test will expand it to provide more information:
Each monitor uses a green Yes or a red No to indicate its status. A red flag indicates something you may want to ask your candidate about.
You can cycle through snapshots using the slider bar below the images. Snapshots are taken every 30 seconds.
Our article Understanding anti-cheating measures contains full information about the measures we implement to reduce the risk of cheating.
Individual answers to custom questions
In this window, you can rate the answer between 1 and 5 stars and leave notes for your colleagues.See our Using custom questions article for a more detailed guide.
| Individual answers to qualifying questions
The candidate results overview page includes a section for qualifying questions — if applicable — where you can view both the candidate’s answers and the correct answers to the questions. This allows you to see exactly which answers disqualified them from the assessment.Our article about qualifying questions goes into further detail about how you can review these answers.
| Overall rating
Give your personal overall rating of the candidate based on your impressions and interactions with them so far using the stars at the bottom of the page. This star rating shows up on the main candidate results page as well.
This is your opportunity to share your thoughts about the candidate with your colleagues, as well as remove any memory bias — you are relying on your recorded opinion of the candidate rather than what you remember about them!
You can download both the individual results of a candidate and the assessment as a whole, to either keep on file or share with your colleagues. Our article on downloading and sharing results details this process in full.
You can also share a more summarized version of the results with the candidate — this contains only their test scores, not your notes or ratings of them. The Managing candidates article explains how you can do this, both individually and in bulk.
How can I see a candidate’s answers to specific questions?
We keep the questions and their correct answers hidden to protect the integrity of our tests. This minimizes the risk of the test content being leaked online — testing is no use if the answers are easily accessible!
You can see the questions being asked by inviting yourself to take the assessment, but there is no way to see a candidate’s exact answers.
Why should I indicate who I’ve hired?
This is useful for both you and us. If you're hiring for a similar position in the future, it's helpful to be able to quickly check which candidates you hired in prior assessments. Humans tend to forget a lot, and having a quick way to reference your past hires can be handy.
For TestGorilla, it allows us to further improve the accuracy of our tests. We check in with you 3 months after the candidate is hired to see how they are working out. Matching their results with their actual job performance allows us to refine our tests further and provide better predictions for test recommendations. This leads to a better experience for everyone!