Hiring tech talent is hard. While 60% of UK companies have a skills gaps within their tech departments, the scarcity of good candidates, the war for talent in the industry and the automated code challenge platforms used by most companies has made placing good candidates tougher for recruiters.
London startup Geektastic was established to help recruitment companies and in-house recruiters address these challenges.
Geektastic is a technology platform supported by a highly skilled community of experienced global software engineers who personally review coding challenges to evaluate candidates’ skills, as part of the tech recruitment process. The company wants to help recruiters and businesses source talent more quickly and cost effectively, whilst also improving the candidate experience.
As a platform and community run by developers for developers, Geektastic sets peer reviewed challenges that are more engaging for candidates as an alternative to the automated coding challenges that are disliked by developers, Geektastic’s peer reviewed experience more rigorously tests a candidate’s technical and problem solving skills, providing a deeper insight into their capabilities and a more personal and holistic approach to pre-recruitment assessment.
Completed code challenges are reviewed by the community’s ‘UberGeeks’ -experienced software engineers handpicked from around the world who also provide constructive performance feedback to candidates. To join the UberGeek community, developers must excel at multiple coding challenges and also perform ‘dummy’ assessments to ensure their reviewing skills match their coding capabilities.
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