Getting started on Maki

Your start-up guide to make onboarding easier: learn how to set up your account and create your first assessment

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Written by Solène
Updated over a week ago

Getting to grips with new software is a decisive moment. To help you make the change smoothly and in the best conditions, we've put together a getting started guide πŸš€

Follow the various steps to set up your account and start using Maki to its full potential.

In this article, you'll learn how to:

  • Set up your account

  • Create your first assessment

  • Invite your candidates

☝️ Don't forget that you can contact us at any time at the following address: [email protected]

Steps to configure your account

Go to the "Settings" section to configure your account:

  • Start with the "Company" tab and fill in your company details and visual identity. This is also where you can customise your employer branding elements to suit your company.
    πŸ‘‰ To find out more: Edit my company settings

  • Next, go to the "Profile" tab and fill in your personal details. You can choose the language in which Maki is used (French or English); this choice will only affect your user profile.
    πŸ‘‰ To find out more: Update my profile

  • Finally, the "Values" tab allows you to create and manage your company values. This way, when your candidates take your values test, their adherence to your values will be calculated automatically using the scores you have set.

Create your first assessment

Let's get down to business! From your home page, hit the "Create" button to create a new assessment:

  1. Start by setting up your assessment and defining:

    • The name of the assessment (usually the title of the job role)

    • The language of the assessment

    • The recruiter responsible for the assessment (the "owner")

    • The job families and sub-families

    • The type of role

  2. Then choose one or more tests to make up your assessment. To help you find your way around, we have broken down our library of tests into five distinct categories:

    • Job-specific tests to assess professional skills (with sub-categories for each family of professions)

    • Transversal tests to assess professional skills likely to be relevant to several job families

    • Cognitive tests to assess cognitive skills (reasoning, concentration, perception, attention, memory, etc.)

    • Linguistic tests to assess language skills (written and listening capabilities)

    • Personality-traits tests to find out more about the personality of your candidates and possibly guide future interview questions.

    πŸ‘‰ To find out more: Create an assessment

  3. If you wish, create one or more custom questions.

    πŸ‘‰ To find out more: Add custom questions to my assessment

  4. Last step, check your assessment, reorganize your activities and validate when you're satisfied.

Tips πŸ’‘

Here you can customise the home and thank you pages of your assessment: these changes will modify the default version set in your parameters.

You can add an administration question form to ask the filter questions needed to screen candidates (this questionnaire will be asked of candidates before the tests).

Congratulations, you've just created your first assessment! πŸŽ‰

Sharing your assessment with your candidates

If you have integration with your ATS, make sure you first link your assessment with the corresponding job offer.

πŸ‘‰ To find out more: Link my assessment to my ATS

There are several ways of inviting your candidates:

πŸ’‘ To test your assessment and put yourself in the shoes of your future candidates, start by taking the test yourself. You can also invite your colleagues to collect their feedback and get an idea of the expected scores for the different tests.

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