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Indeed Assessments FAQ


What is Indeed Assessments? 

Indeed offers a free* skill-testing solution to help you quickly identify your most promising applicants. It lets you send skills assessments s to candidates and then see how candidates perform in relation to other candidates that have taken the same version of the assessment.

How do I use assessments on Indeed?

You can opt to include an assessment on jobs you post directly on Indeed. In this case, when candidates apply, they'll receive an email invitation with instructions on how to complete the assessment. You can also invite candidates to take an assessment directly from your Employer Dashboard. Finally, you can use Indeed Resume to see which job seekers have already taken an assessment.

How much do assessments cost to use?

Indeed’s assessments are completely free* for both employers and people looking for jobs.

Am I guaranteed a great candidate if I use assessments?

Assessments are meant to be a skills screening tool rather than a selection tool. Scores on assessments should, therefore, be considered within the whole of your hiring process, rather than used solely to make hiring decisions.


How do I send assessments to candidates?

When posting a new job and adding assessments to it, you can choose to send an assessment to all candidates automatically when they apply. You can also send assessments manually to candidates – when viewing the candidate, select "screen candidate" under “more actions”.

How long will it take candidates to complete an assessment?

Most assessments take 10 minutes or less to complete.

Can I edit or customize the assessments?

Our assessments are designed by a team of I/O (Industrial/Organizational) psychologists and other experts who identify the best questions to measure the specific skills for an industry, as well as the right length and difficulty. Because the assessments are so carefully crafted, they cannot be edited.

How do I see my candidates’ results?

You’ll see candidates’ scores in your Indeed Employer Dashboard. Summary results and a link to detailed results are available on the Candidate Details page, accessed by selecting a candidate from the Candidates tab. When a candidate completes an assessment, you’ll also receive an email with a summary of the candidate’s results and a link to view detailed results.

How do you prevent candidates from cheating?

While we can’t prevent candidates from having someone else take assessments for them, we do monitor for online copies of our questions and answers. As a security precaution, we do not allow anyone (including employers) to see answers to any of our pre-built assessments. We also employ time limits and display assessment question text as images, rather than plain text that can be easily copied and pasted into search engines. Our online Terms and Conditions require all Candidates and Employers to keep Assessment content confidential.

Can candidates retake assessments?

You’ll need to use our support contact form to request that a candidate be allowed to retake an assessment.

Are assessments mobile friendly?

Most assessments can be completed from mobile devices. Those that require the use of a laptop or desktop computer – such as Typing – include notices to the candidate to switch devices.

Technical Issues

I’m having technical problems or difficulty using assessments. Where can I get help?

The best way to get help is to use our support contact form.

What if I have more questions?

You can contact us through our support contact form and we’ll do our best to answer your questions!

*Terms, conditions, quality standards and usage limits apply.

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