Frequently Asked Questions
from Hiring Companies

General Questions

Why should I use Skilledd?

Hiring tech talent is time-consuming and not easy. For every talent hired, you probably have to reach out to dozens of candidates, scan through all their resumes and CVs, administer and check through dozens of technical assessments and conduct numerous culture and technical fit interviews with candidates.

As it's a technical role, it is likely that a technical team member has to spend time reviewing the work and conducting the technical interviews.

Time spent assessing and interviewing other candidates mean that the technical team member is not doing what they were hired to do: work on solving engineering problems.

Skilledd greatly reduces the effort and time needed by being able to surface up great talents that are  technically assessed to meet the technical standards required by you. We also aim to determine if the person could fit culture-wise with you and your team.

All these are presented to you in a quick and easy to understand talent profile, where you can easily indicate interest whether or not to interview this candidate.

How is Skilledd different from other talent marketplaces?

Most talent marketplaces are looking to push as many resumes and talents for you to interview based on the role(s) you need.

However, they tend to leave out the tedious and challenging process of technically and culturally assessing candidates. This means that you will be able to get dozens of resumes and CVs, but you will still have to spend a lot of time and effort to scan through all the resumes and CVs, assess and verify that the candidates have the skills and conduct numerous interviews before making a decision.

Skilledd greatly reduces the effort and time needed by being able to surface up great talents that are  technically assessed to meet the technical standards required by you. We also aim to determine if the person could fit culture-wise with you and your team.

All these are presented to you in a quick and easy to understand talent profile, where you can easily indicate interest whether or not to interview this candidate.

We are constantly working hard to attract the best tech talents to join us and undergo our assessments to be profiled. Tech talents do our assessments as it also helps them improve their skills and knowledge over time, resulting in more job opportunities.

What roles can Skilledd help me fill?

Currently as of July 2020, Skilledd is focused on software engineering roles such as Front End Engineers, Back End Engineers, Full Stack Engineers (combination of Front and Back End), Mobile Engineers (React Native), Development Operations (DevOps), Data Engineers, NLP Engineers and AI/ML Engineers.

Can I use Skilledd for project-based and freelance openings?

Yes! Simply indicate the type of engagement you would like to have for your Job.

Please note that we charge a different pricing for project-based and freelance openings than a full-time engagement.

What is the average time-to-fill and conversion per role?

On average, you can expect to find a right fit for your role within a month, after speaking to about 2-3 candidates recommended by us.

Can I integrate Skilledd with my company ATS?

We do not currently have any integrations nor APIs with any ATS.

If this is something you are keen on, please drop us a note and let us know which ATS you are using, and what you hope we can do to make the process even easier for you!

Pricing and Warranty

Do you offer a free trial?

No, we do not. That being said, we only charge on successful engagement — we do not currently charge anything before that.

How much do you charge?

We currently only share pricing with companies that have engaged with us. Please fill up this form and arrange for a quick call with us to find out more about your company and the hiring needs you have, and we are also happy to share more information!

What are the different payment methods?

We currently only accept bank and wire transfers to our Singapore DBS Bank account, in Singapore Dollars (SGD).

What are the services provided?

We will look to understand your company and your hiring needs, down to the engineering problems and challenges you face now, and in the near future.

If you do not have a Job Description done up yet, we will help you create it.

Over time, our platform will recommend candidates that we believe are a good match. You will be able to view their profiles and make a decision whether to interview the candidate or not.

Depending on the engagement type, we are also happy to assist with the hiring of the candidate.

Are there any warranties in case a candidate falls out during onboarding and probationary period?

Yes. We only charge a fee on successful engagement of the candidate and 1 calendar month after the candidate begins work for you.

All candidates have a minimum 1 month probation period, where either candidate or you (the hiring company) have the option to terminate the engagement with no notice period needed.

In the event that the engagement is terminated within the probation period, Skilledd will not charge you anything.

Process

How do you screen candidates?

Candidates sign up to Skilledd and is prompted to go through a process of sharing their information, their job preferences as well as the roles they can perform and skills that they have.

Candidates are then prompted to do various assessments to verify their skills. This is then shown on their profile, which is designed in a way to also guide them where they need to improve to meet the demands that the hiring market needs.

Candidates with skill profiles that matches a job opening will be asked to undergo a video/audio interview with Skilledd's Talent Assessors, where they are profiled even further on their communication skills, culture-fit preferences and technical understanding and skills.

Only candidate whom we believe meets the standards of the hiring company will be recommended/matched.

What are your profiling methodologies?

We strongly believe in letting candidates prove themselves with their knowledge and skills. As such, we designed a variety of assessments that aim to assess the skills and understanding of candidates as granular and relevant as we can to jobs.

What are the assessments the candidates take?

Candidates are prompted to take assessments that are relevant to the roles they can perform as well as the skills that they claim they have.

Assessments range from quizzes to coding assignments to technical interviews.

How does your technical interview work?

The technical interview runs for about an hour. It consists of time for self-introduction, a technical test on the understanding of a coding language, as well as a technical test and discussion of a language's framework or a technical discussion of certain engineering concepts.

What features can I use to filter candidates?

Currently, Skilledd operates via a recommendation/match of candidates to job openings. Hiring companies can "filter" candidates by ensuring the job description is as accurate and granular as possible.