SAN FRANCISCO, May 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Codility, a worldwide leader in tech recruiting software, today announced record growth in new customer acquisitions during the first quarter of 2018 with an increase of over 30 percent, compared to the last quarter of 2017. By helping organizations around the world more accurately assess the real-life technical skills of job candidates, Codility helps its customers to more effectively expand and strengthen their technical teams. It recently added many top companies as customers, including ClassPass, Concord, Ericsson, ForeSee, Tipico, Volvo Cars and Zoosk.
“Competition for technical talent in the automotive industry is heating up. With Codility we can accurately assess the skills of candidates while improving our candidate interactions and their overall experience during the hiring process,” said Stefan Begall, Director Recruitment at Volvo Cars. “Using Codility’s automation, customization and engagement features creates optimal experiences for our candidates while saving time and improving our interview-to-hire ratio.”
Additionally, active paid user accounts have more than doubled year-over-year as an increasing amount of existing customers, including Nissan and HERE Technologies, expand Codility’s role in their hiring process beyond skills assessments. Two popular enhancements are Codility’s Training Suite, which helps organizations upskill their team members, and Sponsored Challenges, which provide a direct connection to raise awareness of a company amongst Codility’s global developer community. The most recent Sponsored Challenge hosted by Avature drove over 1,500 coders to its website during the challenge period, and 30 applications from around the world.
Recent Product Enhancements that Improve the Customer and Candidate Experience
Creating candidate-centric tests on Codility is now simpler for recruiters and hiring managers with expanded guidance including helpful tips and alerts that warn of potential issues. Codility’s newly enhanced user interface and customization options, like autocomplete and resizable windows, further support the optimal performance of candidates and allow them to show off their best work. CodeLive, Codility’s collaborative coding tool, now has voice and video capabilities integrated which improves the candidate connection by making it easier to engage and interact in real-time.
Independent Recognition Informed by Customer Evaluations
Codility was recently named to the Leader quadrant of the G2 Crowd Grid for Pre-Employment Testing Software, as determined by customer satisfaction and scale. One reviewer commended Codility’s ability to help ensure best practices are followed in high stakes recruitment and said, “Codility not only offers objective candidate assessment, they also offer (free of charge) test evaluation for style, efficiency and more. Further, their own Engineers and Design Teams really care that the end users understand the system, features and services offered by Codility.”
Partnership with Leading ATS Provider Further Streamlines the Hiring Process
Codility now integrates with Lever, allowing teams using both platforms to simplify hiring workflows for their technical roles. Customers can automatically trigger screening assessment invitations and customize tests and invitation emails based on the role or candidate directly within Lever. It also pulls test results from Codility into candidate profiles on Lever. This gives everyone involved in screening candidates more convenient access to the information needed to make well-informed hiring decisions, faster. This is Codility’s sixth native ATS integration and further extends its ability to bring speed and precision to the hiring process.
Newly Appointed CTO, Expanded Sales and Product Management Support Future Growth
In addition to expanding its sales and product teams this year, Codility named Wojtek Erbetowski its Chief Technology Officer. His expertise will help the company further optimize product teams and champion innovative technologies. Erbetowski brings over a decade of technology and management experience, formerly as the CTO at Growbots and Head of Engineering at Polidea. He is extremely active in the Polish technology community, having built groups such as the Warsaw Java User Group and Mobile Warsaw.
“The record growth we have seen recently is a clear indication that an accurate and efficient way to evaluate candidate skills is more essential than ever for tech hiring. Combined with Codility's expanded offerings, we are successfully helping customers overcome their biggest challenges with tech recruiting,” said Greg Jakacki, founder and CEO of Codility. “We are constantly developing ways to help improve the recruiting process, for those responsible for hiring and for job candidates, and I am extremely proud of the progress the team has already made this year.”
For more information on the latest updates from Codility and expert advice on tech hiring visit its blog at https://blog.codility.com/. Codility’s free guide to Tech Recruitment 101 is available to download here: https://info.codility.com/ebook/screening-1-3.
Codility is the industry’s leading Tech Recruiting Platform. It helps businesses accurately and efficiently assess the technical skills of candidates and identify the most promising hires. The Platform includes hundreds of coding tasks, featuring multiple languages and real-life scenarios with varying levels of difficulty. More than 1,000 organizations including Accenture, Amazon, Barclays, Citi, ClassPass, Deloitte, Electronic Arts, Ericsson, Flatiron, Intel, LiveRamp, Ocado, PayPal, Rakuten, TomTom, Twitch, Volvo, Zalando and Zoosk use Codility to evaluate candidates and improve technical hiring decisions. Since its inception in 2009, Codility has completed over five million assessments worldwide, in industries spanning consumer technology to financial services. Programmers of all experience levels can register with Codility for free to experiment with new skills, take lessons, and participate in global coding challenges. For more information, visit codility.com.