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Re: objective testing for applicants


From: Reinhard Stebner
Date: Nov 16, 2018 8:00AM

Yes, this does make a lot of sense. The folks who are interviewing for want a consistent way to evaluate people coming through the door to make sure that they have bass accessibility skill sets.

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> On Nov 16, 2018, at 8:42 AM, JP Jamous < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> Tools, tools, tools. Every company wants to automate the process. Smiles.
> There is more to a candidate than just the WCAG skills.
> What is the job description?
> Will the candidate be working with clients?
> What is that candidates collaboration skills are?
> What about his professional speaking and writing skills?
> Is the candidate able to handle customer service, because he or she will be
> dealing with the client whether while providing a report or consultation
> throughout the SDLC?
> Is the candidate willing to put his or her ego at the door and work with
> peers in a collaborative manner?
> All of those personal traits and much more are not looked at carefully when
> looking for any employee especially in this area, because the supply is
> scarce.
> I interviewed multiple candidates throughout my career and found not not to
> be fit to represent me or my team. Some of them had outstanding WCAG and
> development skills, but that was it. Professional skills were terrible.
> I would suggest you look at the whole package and not just focus on a tool
> that would assess the candidate's WCAG or technical knowledge. That is the
> easy part. Through a quick interview, you can identify if the candidate is
> qualified or not. Yet, to know the personality of that candidate is quite
> hard, because some are good at concealing that during an interview.
> Just food for thought.
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> Subject: [WebAIM] objective testing for applicants
> I am currently helping Makpar fill a couple of accessibility roles. As part
> of this process, they would like to have the applicants complete a base
> knowledge set test to help their decision process. Do you have any good
> ideas on where they could get or look for a tool that will give them a good
> understanding if their applicants truly understand Web accessibility? Do you
> think these types of tools truly help locate qualified individuals? Thank
> you very much for your help with this question and the previous guidance on
> how to locate qualified applicants.
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