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The e-commerce giant’s commitment to diversity consistently pushed it to seek ways to scale its impact. It intended to build an increasingly diverse workforce by onboarding more women in tech roles, given its firm belief in equal employment opportunity. To achieve this vision, the company wanted to hire talented women coders from leading technology institutions across India.
The company had no ambiguity In its diversity hiring goals; however, the challenge was transforming them into an actionable strategy. It required a strategic partner to understand and execute its objective into a large-scale, pan-India campus hiring event.
The company wanted to conduct and execute one of the largest virtual technology hiring events. It sought to reach out to the best tech institutions across India. So, it wanted a technology-based scalable solution. The solution had to be a one-stop shop that would help execute the event in its entirety.
The company wanted a platform to evaluate the participating female candidates’ technical skills accurately and efficiently, with minimum hassles. The technology-based platform had to exceed the current industry standards of evaluation. The company also expected the platform to offer a user-friendly interface and easy codability.
The company wanted a partner that offered excellent data security standards and was GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) compliant. The company desired a robust and secure infrastructure support system because hundreds of thousands of participants were expected to upload and download files simultaneously.
The company expected a scalable solution with experience in conducting large-scale events involving many participants. Besides, it expected a collaborative and interactive platform that allowed participants to brainstorm, manage thousands of registrations and judge many participants.
The company sought a partner to conceptualize, operate and execute the entire solution and provide round-the-clock on-ground support. The desired partner also needed to manage the ideation and technical difficulties and ensure a seamless flow of information and effortless integration. Besides, it had to provide a reliable tech-based platform that would efficiently manage all communications and entries on a single dashboard with the utmost ease.
Mercer | Mettl gained detailed insights into the brand’s diversity hiring plans and devised the right campus hiring strategy. Mercer| Mettl’s team of experts believed that an Online Diversity Hackathon would be the best way to attract top women coders in large numbers. Here is why:
Here is how Mercer | Mettl’s team addressed the problem statement with a step-by-step approach.
A fully online hackathon platform
Mercer | Mettl’s fully online and self-serve Hackathon and Ideation platform enabled conducting the competition at a large scale on a national level. The company required an online hackathon platform to build and market the proposed digital event that could attract, test and hire the best female tech students from all backgrounds across India.
Here is how the platform helped the company execute the perfect event:
Expert consultations for ideation and creating a customized landing page
Mercer | Mettl’s team recommended a campaign around International Women’s Day to increase women’s hiring to create a visible, large-scale hiring initiative targeting the desired group. The team created a dedicated landing page on Mettl’s Hackathon platform for the hiring event. It created a buzz around the event to ensure maximum visibility and participation through social media and direct campus engagement.
Assessment frameworks designed by subject matter experts
After gaining insights into the job role requirement, Mercer| Mettl’s team of subject matter experts defined every sub-competency required for each role and designed assessments considering the levels for which they were being administered. These role-specific tech assessments combined application and knowledge-based problems that needed to be solved in real-time.
Mercer | Mettl offered a two-layered innovative solution, including MCQ-based questions, combined with real-world coding problems. These were to be solved using Mercer | Mettl’s stellar Back-end Simulator (Codelysis).
Multiple choice question-based assessments evaluated the domain knowledge
Mercer | Mettl’s coding assessment platform offered an extensive programming test library, replete with 100,000+ technical questions for 300+ skills, enabling the brand to devise impactful screening assessments.
Mercer | Mettl’s high-tech coding simulators assessed the application-based skills of the filtered candidates as part of the hackathon
Mercer | Mettl’s Coding Simulator enabled the company to test the real-world coding skills of the filtered candidates and identify the most suitable from the lot for the final face-to-face interview round.
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Fully auto-graded and detailed reports of the assessments offered insights into the candidates’ existing skills level
The company could evaluate candidates in detail, using the custom scoring logic for both assessment and simulation tests.
Proctoring and authentication features to maintain the credibility of assessments
A remarkable set of online remote proctoring features added to the value and credibility of the online coding and MCQ-based assessments. A stellar candidate authentication system, followed by AI-based proctoring and easy access to recording and reviewing the assessments, ensured credible tests.
The e-commerce behemoth digitized its entire technical assessment process without compromising on the candidates’ experience using Mercer | Mettl services and its team of experts. Mercer | Mettl’s transparent, bias-free and time-saving package entirely digitized the company’s diversity hiring event. It implemented state-of-the-art technology to conceptualize, market and execute the event. The company met its goal of hiring the country’s best tech talent by using Mercer | Mettl’s detailed reports that offered a deep understanding of the applicants’ domain and applied skills.
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