This page is about the skill Algorithms, which is one of more than 40 technical skills you can assess on Alooba. The Algorithms skill covers general software and mathematics algorithms that can be implemented in most programming languages to solve common problems.

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What types of things are included in the Algorithms skill?

The Algorithms skill assesses knowledge of topics like Recursion, Searching Arrays, Searching Trees & Sorting.

Which types of roles require good Algorithms skills?

Algorithms is a commonly assessed skill for software engineers, data scientists and data engineers.

Why should we test someone’s Algorithms skills?

A critical part of running an ethical hiring process that’s fair and meritocratic is having objective measures of someone’s skills. Why does ethical hiring matter? Simple - it helps you hire the best person for the job.

Robert Half reported that the cost of a bad hire is on average 15-21% of the employee’s salary.

What was the most common reason for mis-hires? A lack of the right technical skills. This a true hiring own-goal, as it’s so easily preventable through a valid, thorough skills assessment.

So, if your role requires a candidate to know Algorithms well, you can validate that with Alooba Assess.

Can I test my current team’s Algorithms skills too?

Yes you sure can. You can assess their skills using Alooba Growth.

Which tests can I find the Algorithms skill in?

Algorithms can be assessed through the Concepts & Knowledge test and the Free Response Test. The Free Response Test includes different answer options like written responses, video answers and diagram answers.

Can I add my own Algorithms questions?

Yes, you can add your own Algorithms questions via the question bank.

How do I get access to Alooba to test Algorithms skills?

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How difficult is the Algorithms skill?

Each question on Alooba is categorized by difficulty - Easy, Medium & Hard. You can set the difficulty level to whatever you like by picking and choosing the questions that you want to include.

What else can I assess with Alooba?

You can also assess someone’s intelligence, their personality type and critical soft skills, like communication.

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