Why are some scores not displayed?
When candidates take Triplebyte’s assessments, they receive a set of technical scores. They can choose whether or not to highlight each score on their profile individually: for example, they may choose to highlight their knowledge of algorithms but not their knowledge of back-end web development. While the most common reason for candidates to do so is a low score, other possibilities include general privacy concerns or a desire to focus on other areas for their next job.
Does Triplebyte choose to hide certain scores?
No. We provide candidates the controls to do so, but which scores are displayed is entirely up to a candidate’s own preferences.
For new candidates entering the platform, we default to showing all scores unless a candidate explicitly modifies their settings otherwise. Candidates who created a profile prior to the introduction of this feature default to showing above-average scores and hiding below-average ones, in order to give them time to choose their own settings. Aside from that default setting for existing candidates, Triplebyte never hides scores for candidates, and scores that you see are always unmodified.
Why do I only see Level 3 or higher scores?
Candidates who were already on Triplebyte prior to the introduction of this system default to showing above-average scores (Levels 3, 4, and 5) and hiding average and below-average ones (Levels 1 and 2). New candidates will default to showing all scores unless the candidate explicitly chooses to hide them, but we wanted to use a conservative default for older candidates who may have long delays between logins if they haven’t received recent requests. In short, seeing mostly Level 3 and higher scores is a temporary effect of the initial migration, and will become less pronounced over time as new candidates enter the platform and older ones modify the default settings.
Why can candidates hide scores?
Triplebyte is a place for engineers to showcase their strengths. In order to make sure we’re able to attract and deliver talent, we need engineers to feel comfortable and safe with how data is shown on our platform, and this means giving them control over their data.
Engineers on other professional networks can showcase accomplishments, certifications, and credentials at their own discretion, and will choose not to display items that they think don’t serve their overall career goals. Our technical scores are effectively a granular, data-backed, and skill-specific form of credential, so we think that allowing engineers a comparable form of control is a reasonable approach to making sure candidates feel comfortable on the platform, while still providing the same data on strengths that we always have.
Can I ask a candidate to show scores they’ve hidden?
Yes. Since candidates can modify their display settings at will, a candidate can choose to show a score on request. (This isn’t an integrated product feature as of the launch of these privacy settings, but you are welcome to ask candidates directly.)
How are hidden scores handled in matching and filtering?
Hidden scores are still used to order candidates in searches. Candidates who choose to share scores are prioritized in searches, so you’ll see them first ahead of candidates who chose not to share them. Moreover, if you choose to search by a particular technical score, candidates who have chosen to hide that score will not appear in your search.
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