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Toggl Hire – the TestGorilla alternative for teams that want all the positives

Toggl Hire is a skills assessment software that gives hiring teams incredible insight into candidates' job-specific skills with unbiased and relevant assessments. Instead of making your candidates participate in a long and exhausting application process with Testgorilla, attract their attention with Toggl Hire's short but mighty skills challenges, well-calibrated to assess technical and cultural fit for the job. Once you have a shortlist of qualified candidates, scale discovery calls with video intros and run homework assignments with your finalists.

4 out of 5 candidates looove Toggl Hire, and that's really the best thing about our platform.

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Toggl Hire does the heavy lifting for you

To get a complete picture of your candidates, you must assess their soft skills, technical skills, and cultural fit. But it mustn't be a chore. With our 150+ job templates, start hiring for a broad range of roles in 2-clicks.

Our role-specific templates come with ready-made skills assessments. Screen candidates and shortlist quality talent with skills tests; we automatically rank and grade your candidates with machine learning. Scale the phone screening with video interviews. Hone in on your finalists' practical skills with homework assignments.

Anti-cheating, but not anti-privacy 👀

The integrity of test results is a priority for us at Toggl Hire. But it doesn't come at the cost of candidate privacy. Avoid crossing the line with aggressive proctoring measures like camera snapshots. Shortlist candidates on their ability to do the job, not on their decision to enable webcam recordings.

Toggl Hire enables recruiters to see candidates' real-life skills without giving candidates the creeps. Offer applicants the experience they'll love and build trust from the get-go – all while preventing cheeky behavior.

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Create precise assessments

We understand that different positions have different requirements: tech recruiters might screen tech talent with online coding tests, while non-technical recruiters assess candidates on cultural fit with personality tests. Toggl Hire is where screening and hiring talent comes with flexibility.

Screen particular real-life skills or pick-and-choose questions to create the most precise assessments. Create customized tests within seconds. Add from our extensive library of 15,000+ questions, created and vetted by industry experts, or simply create your own. Customize the job title, test time and difficulty, and landing page to match your needs.

Full-funnel, just like your hiring process

Top-of-the-funnel pre-employment tests are great, but you know what's better? Different skills assessments designed to address all stages of your recruitment process. The visual hiring pipeline is one of Toggl Hire's unique key features.

Start with skills testing, and let it act as a quality filter. Poor-fit applicants are automatically rejected, giving you more time to focus on top candidates. Put a face to a name with video intros. Select the best talent for the job with homework assignments. Build winning teams while reducing your hiring time by 86% with Toggl Hire's cloud-based software, designed to make informed hiring decisions.

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Boring pricing: no catch, no surprises

There's no trap waiting for you after the upgrade. Unlike Testgorilla's, our pricing is fully transparent and built to serve companies of all sizes. Whether you are a small business looking to grow or a hiring team working for large enterprises, we have a plan tailored to your hiring process and needs.

Sign up free, see what works for you, then scale on your own terms utilizing our advanced features. Unlike some of our pre-employment testing competitors and Testgorilla alternatives, we're not here to lock you in; we'd rather see you fall in love with us.

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It's not just talent assessments; it's time-efficient hiring

It's a lean hiring pipeline for selecting the best candidates. It's automating busywork, from the next-step test invite to bulk actions and instant feedback. Manage your recruitment process and stay organized through every step of it. Our remote hiring platform provides advanced reporting while helping you regain time.

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Where recruiters and hiring managers sync on talent decisions

Toggl Hire makes hiring a team sport. Scorecards with multidimensional data help you with candidate comparison, close the knowledge gap and make informed hiring decisions as a team. Bring your hiring team together to collaborate, share feedback and review your candidates in one centralized place, without the tool switching.

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Designed with candidates in mind

All candidates deserve a good hiring process. Avoid candidate ghosting and boost your employer branding. With Toggl Hire, candidates complete short skills tests that take no more than 20 minutes and get instant access to their results. Schedule and automate your emails every step of the process.

Still not convinced? Here is a comparison matrix to silence the doubts

Ready-made job templates
Paid plans
From $25/month, billed annually.
2-click Job creation
Visual hiring pipeline
Detailed candidate profile
Vetted candidate pool
Homework assignments (coming soon)
Candidate analytics
Hiring pipeline statistics
Test library
Online coding tests
Programming languages
Team collaboration
Candidate scorecards
Integration with ATS
Public API
Matrix updated in 2022, for inquiries, please get in touch with us at support@hire.toggl.com

We are biased, they are not

Out of the 12 developers we’ve hired, most weren’t actively looking for a job. They just went into the test thinking all they have to lose is a few minutes of their time.
Andrin Toggl Track
Product Lead
We need to hire lots of people fast. Traditional methods can’t keep up. Toggl Hire lets us see candidates’ skills right away so we can skip some later stages.
Triinu Monese
HR Manager
It’s nice to compare candidates’ performance in the Toggl Hire skills test with their performance during the interview process. It helps to make better and more confident hiring decisions.
Fatima Producement
Toggl Hire’s quality exceeds the quality of other tools on the market at a very competitive and attractive price point. We highly recommend the solution to tech recruiters.
Alexis Proxify
Head of Talent Acquisition
Flatworld’s business is to find great remote talent for companies. We’ve been using Toggl Hire for 2+ years. It’s easy and helps us perform a quick and effective top-of-the-funnel filtering while keeping a great Candidate Experience.
Gilad Flatworld
Co-founder & CEO
I knew that if I look at resumes, I will unintentionally start judging candidates by certain characteristics. Toggl Hire helped us assess candidates as objectively as possible.
Emil Listonic
International Head of Sales

Create your skills-first hiring flow in 3 simple steps

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Select a Job template from our library

Pick roles from development, sales, marketing, customer support, and more.

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Arrange skills assessments in a visual pipeline

Map out your hiring stages visually and attach relevant tests.

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Share your Job with the world

Post a link to your skills test on job boards, social media, or your careers page.

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Get to know Toggl Hire - Q&A

I am looking for Testgorilla alternatives; how is Toggl Hire better?

The main difference between Toggl Hire and Testgorilla is that while Testgorilla is built for top-of-the-funnel candidate screening, Toggl Hire addresses all stages of your hiring process. In addition, Toggl Hire provides job-specific skills tests, coding challenges that respect candidates' time while giving you a robust picture of their real-life job performance. Finally, Toggl Hire features a comprehensive library of ready-made job templates stacked with questions that assess technical and soft skills. Toggl Hire helps you hire talent without any compromise. Hiring managers, too, agree with us. Toggl Hire is well-loved within SMBs and Human Resources teams, with a 4.9 rating on Capterra, while Testgorilla's is at 4.2. Read how Toggl Hire is better, in detail, here.

How does Toggl Hire serve to the candidate selection process?

Whether you're hiring software developers, software engineers, or digital marketers, we provide a job-specific visual hiring pipeline where you can get proof of competence at every phase. Our hiring pipeline comes with ATS capabilities and is customizable; you can add your hiring funnel stages, like "interview," "hire," or "onboarding". You can attach different assessments to your steps, like a custom test for qualifying questions, skills tests, code challenges, video intros, and homework assignments.

How do customers use Toggl Hire's hiring pipeline?

Our customers tend to hire for several positions simultaneously. They start with creating a job by selecting a template from our library. Once they customize it to reflect their company's needs, they share it via the preferred channels or bulk invite candidates via email. They love to replace resume screening with pre-employment skills tests for a data-driven, fair and fast top-of-the-funnel. When they have a shortlist of qualified candidates, they move their candidates to the next step to run video intros. They use video interviews as an alternative to phone screening. Thanks to this switch, they have more time to conduct interviews with talent who are both technical and cultural fit. They then use homework assignments to dive deep into their finalists' practical skills, see competence from various aspects, and make confident hiring decisions.

How does Toggl Hire's automated screening work?

Toggl Hire has an extensive expert-created question library of 15,000+ questions to assess your candidates based on their technical skills, like coding skills, and soft skills, like cognitive ability and emotional intelligence, for the role. When you set up your online tests, whether using a template or creating your own custom one, and share it via test invite, our automated grading comes into play. Toggl Hire instantly grades and ranks your applicants based on their responses to smart questions, a unique key feature of our platform. Smart questions, due to their objective nature, help eliminate bias from the assessment process.

How does Toggl Hire's automated shortlisting work?

When creating your pre-employment assessments, you can choose to set a pass score threshold, and the system will automatically reject applicants who don't have the skillset for the job. This way, you will have a qualified shortlist and more time for high performers. Don't worry; positive candidate experience is our thing. Applicants with skills testing ranking under the threshold will get instant feedback on their pre-employment testing results.

I don't want to scroll down through to see candidates' grades. Do you have filters?

Yes. We want every step of your hiring process to work for you. Your hiring pipeline comes with multiple filters. You can filter and rank your candidates on their scores, tags, notes, and stars. While we'll give you suggestions, you can edit the score filter with the percentage of your choice. You can also add tags and use them to filter your candidates.

Can I create my own open-ended questions with Toggl Hire?

Yes. Our question library features a wide range of formats for hiring managers: multiple choice, single-choice, numerical, image, coding, and free text. Free text questions are meant for open-ended questions, like writing, problem-solving, or assessing cultural fit. You can also use them as qualifying questions. While you can instantly see your candidates' grading on smart questions, free-text responses will need manual evaluation to affect the total grading.

Is Toggl Hire more affordable than Testgorilla?

Toggl Hire's starter plan, Basic $17/month, includes 3 active jobs, and there's no limit on candidate submissions/ test completions. With our Basic plan, you can add up to 5 different assessments to each job and see the full test results of 20 candidates. You can also create your own custom tests. In comparison, Testgorilla's starter plan, Pay as you go $25/month, only includes 1 assessment and has a limit of 100 candidate credits, a total number of candidate submissions, or completions on your assessment. You cannot create a custom test with Testgorilla's starter plan. See our pricing in detail, here.

Can I try Toggl Hire for free?

Yes. You can sign up for Toggl Hire free, try our hiring pipeline and pre-employment tests, and start hiring talent; no credit card is required. Start free, here.

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