How HackerEarth helped top organizations find great developers

As a recruiter, you feel a sense of accomplishment when you find a “great,” potential employee for an interview. However, your sense of accomplishment very quickly turns into dismay...

As a recruiter, you feel a sense of accomplishment when you find a “great,” potential employee for an interview. However, your sense of accomplishment very quickly turns into dismay when you find out that the superstar (candidate) has been exaggerating about his/her skills all along.

In such cases, not only do you lose out on the candidate but also end up losing valuable time that could have been spent on other candidates. 

Assessing how skilled candidates are is not always easy. Often, you have to source and screen candidates for positions that you aren’t intimately familiar with. Thus, at times, you have to take candidates more or less at face value. 

So, how can one assess candidates more objectively? By using a skill assessment platform. HackerEarth is a developer assessment platform that helps organizations to accurately assess candidates for their technical (software development) skills by conducting automated online assessments. 

With HackerEarth Assessment, one can quickly identify great developers from a pool of candidates.

HackerEarth has helped more than 1,000 organizations identify the technical competencies of candidates, thus making the recruitment process more effective and timelier. 

Let’s take a look at a few examples. 

Use case: University hiring 

University hiring refers to the process where organizations fill some or many of their vacant job positions by hiring students or fresh graduates directly from universities. 

Millennials and fresh graduates are expected to constitute 50% of the workforce by 2022 around the globe. Hence, hiring students from campuses has become an integral part of most company’s hiring procedure.

Client in focus: Wells Fargo & Company 


Wells Fargo & Company, an American international banking and financial services holding company, wanted to conduct hiring drives on campuses in India. However, this meant that recruiters at Wells Fargo & Company had to manage a frantic, intense hunt for the best candidate in a pool of students. Its requirement was to scale and assess a large pool of candidates while utilizing minimal time and resources. The company was looking for a platform with advanced proctoring features that was easy to use and secure.

How HackerEarth helped

Easy-to-use platform: The simple interface of HackerEarth Assessment made it easy for recruiters to create tests. They could send invites to thousands of candidates at once via email. Hence, a significant number of candidates were screened at one go. Also, the platform allowed the automatic evaluation of multiple choice questions (MCQs) and programming problems.

Advanced proctoring features: The advanced proctoring features of HackerEarth Assessment helped Wells Fargo and Company conduct “cheat-proof” hiring assessments. Using the best-in-class proctoring features, the company could administer a fair and unbiased test remotely.


Wells Fargo Enhancing the quality of assessments using HackerEarth Assessments

Wells Fargo & Company saw a drastic reduction in the time spent—from 1,200+ man-hours to 20 man-hours. Initially, without an assessment platform, Wells Fargo & Company required more than seven recruiters to hire students from campuses. With HackerEarth Assessment, the number of resources was reduced to two, almost a 70% reduction in resources 

Use Case: Lateral recruitment

Lateral recruitment refers to the process of filling out a job vacancy by hiring a professional either from another organization or from within the organization (referred to as internal job posting). 

At the time of lateral recruitment, you need to carefully examine the skills of the candidate. This is because organizations with tedious recruitment processes may end up hiring people who do not ‘deliver.’

Client in focus: ZALORA


ZALORA was not satisfied with its traditional recruitment process. Going through the profile of each developer manually and then interviewing them made the entire process cumbersome and time-consuming. Also, without a talent assessment software, the recruitment team at ZALORA found it challenging and time-consuming to judge the coding skills of developers. The company wanted to opt for a customized assessment solution that would best suit its needs

How HackerEarth helped

Reduction in turnaround time: HackerEarth helped ZALORA hire the best applicants in the least possible turnaround time.Using the platform, the recruitment team could auto-evaluate submissions based on logical correctness, memory usage, syntax correctness, and time efficiency. ZALORA witnessed a drastic reduction in the interview-to-hire time, reducing it from 30 days to 14 days.

Customized test experience for candidates: HackerEarth allowed ZALORA to customize coding tests parameters, such as difficulty levels, duration, marking schemes, cut-off scores, criteria, and much more. Hence, recruiters could come up with customized skilled-based tests for different roles.


By using HackerEarth, the entire recruitment process at ZALORA was streamlined. The quality of candidates increased drastically and so did its interview-to-hire ratio. The company witnessed an enhancement in the quality of candidates attending the face-to-face interview. A staggering 70% of candidates that passed the assessments using HackerEarth were hired.

Try using HackerEarth Assessment and let us know how it worked for you. However, if you need help, write to us at If you’re new to HackerEarth and want to create accurate skill-based developer assessments, sign up for our 14-day free trial.


Popular posts like this:

  1. 8 ways to hire a developer [Actionable tips]
  2. 5 reasons you should use tech recruitment software
  3. 7 Types of hiring bias and how to avoid

About the author

Leave a Reply

Notify of

Get all the information you need to
make the right hiring decisions always.