SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Regardless of industry, it is hard to deny the increasing global demand for technologically savvy talent. In order to provide employers with a specialized tool for connecting with and properly assessing tech job candidates, HireVue, the leading on-demand digital interviewing platform provider, announced today its acquisition of San Francisco-based CodeEval, whose web-based solutions help employers identify and evaluate technical talent.
Through HireVue's digital interview platform, employers are able to review candidates on-demand before they come in for time-consuming, and often costly in-person interviews. With HireVue, employers can review exponentially more candidates in shorter periods of time and efficiently screen out those that may not be the best match for the company's open positions based on knowledge, skills, behaviors and cultural fit. Interview responses can be watched from any computer, or web-enabled digital device such as iPhone, iPad or Android-powered mobile device.
With the addition of CodeEval, HireVue will offer a fully integrated global solution to find and assess IT and technical professionals by giving the employer the ability to create programming and coding challenges as part of the interview and evaluation process. The system enables non-technical hiring managers and recruiters to be able to review and evaluate the programming responses based on accuracy, creativity, timeliness and authenticity - without having to include more tech-savvy personnel in the process until necessary.
"Sometimes the need for highly technical talent exists where you'd least expect it – from banks and retailers to healthcare providers and even school districts – more and more, the global economy functions on the backs of IT professionals," said David Bradford, chief executive officer, HireVue. "The integration of the CodeEval system with our HireVue platform allows even the least technically inclined people to easily and effectively evaluate technical candidates and match the right people with the right jobs and put people to work!"
The CodeEval integration comes with coder and programmer challenges that can range from company-specific apps to simple coding algorithms.
"Companies can choose from a library of unique coding challenges in 13 programing languages or even create their own so it's totally customizable," said Jimmy John, founder at CodeEval. "The challenges can be kept private as part of targeted interview screening, or made open to our CodeEval Developer Community of more than 12,000 developers."
The system also helps teams source top developers by creating coding competitions with prizes and leaderboards than can be published to social networks, corporate career sites, job boards and private talent communities. Combined, HireVue and CodeEval connect developers and employers and deliver a more holistic view into technical talent. Employers can quickly determine if candidates can code, as well as how they code, while gaining quicker insights into broader skills, behaviors and abilities critical to the job. HireVue's digital interview platform also includes interview guides, question libraries, real-time evaluation, collaboration and feedback tools to provide improved visibility into candidates while reducing guesswork, time and hassle.
"Technical challenges are key to our engineering hiring process. CodeEval has streamlined our screening process by introducing talented developers who have worked to solve our challenge at introduction, " said Lisa Pogue, director of human resources at BitTorrent. "Through CodeEval we have been able to hire key positions with talented engineers and continue to look to CodeEval and now HireVue for top-notch developers."
Through the terms of the acquisition, HireVue has acquired CodeEval's assets and its team of employees, and will fully integrate both the technology and the staff into the HireVue network over the next 60 to 90 days.
For more information, visit: www.hirevue.com/codeeval.
HireVue is an amazing new way to interview – on demand! Users simply browse, watch, rate and share the interviews they want, on their own time – just like streaming their favorite movies – even from a smart phone. Recognized by HR Executive Magazine as a Top HR Product of 2011, HireVue's Digital Interview Platform™ also helps improve interviews of all types, including in person, phone and video interviews. Digital question, feedback and collaboration tools remove hassle and make interviewing up to ten times faster and nine times cheaper. Join HireVue customers like Starbucks, Nike and Walmart who are making interviewing awesome. http://www.hirevue.com
CodeEval is a platform used by developers to showcase their skills. Developers can participate in app building competitions and win cash/prizes. They can also solve programming challenges as a way to impress employers with their technical skills. Employers can use CodeEval as a way to enhance their brand by launching competitions/programming challenges and as a means to get introduced to the best developers.
About I/O Ventures
i/o ventures is an early stage venture capital firm that focuses heavily on its mentorship from world-class entrepreneurs. i/o offers a collaborative work space in San Francisco's Mission District and it's partners and mentors have started and ran some of the top internet companies. Ashwin Navin (co-founder and former President of Bit Torrent), Paul Bragiel (co-founder and former CEO of Lefora), Dan Bragiel (co-founder of Lefora), Aber Whitcomb (co-founder and former CTO of Myspace), and Jim Young (co-founder of Hotornot.com) are i/o's principles. More information is available at http://www.ventures.io.
Krys Card Grondorf
Atomic for HireVue