AvatarPrashant Shringarpure | May 21, 2019

At LitmusBlox, we have deconstructed a role into multiple granular blocks in such a way that a candidate’s experience and expertise can be mapped to the role expectations at each granular level. We apply the litmus test for each block that tells you whether the candidate’s experience exactly matches with the requirement or is stronger than the requirement or falls short of the requirement.

Thus for a role, we typically create a litmus profile of anywhere between 20 to 80 blocks and give a colour coding to each block depending on the candidate fitment at a block level. This is an extremely intuitive way to analyse the candidate fitment in a matter of 5-10 seconds.

In the illustration below for a Senior Sales job position, the litmus profile has a heatmap of 32 granular blocks. Each block denotes a specific aspect of work. The dark green blocks show areas where the candidate is stronger than the job expectation. For example, under the block of sourcing of leads, the job expectation is to source leads from websites etc while the candidate has generated leads by meeting influencers to gain inside / advance knowledge of leads.

Thus this block is marked dark green (the candidate is stronger than job requirement). Similarly, few other blocks are marked Amber where the candidate experience falls short of job expectations. Other blocks are normal green where the candidate experience matches with the job expectations.

An occasional red denotes that the candidate does not possess experience on that particular aspect of the job expectation.

Hovering the cursor on ay block tells the recruiter what the job expects and what the candidate has.

A hiring manager may identify few critical blocks and the recruiter can find matching candidates just by a visual browsing of the litmus profile at a rapid speed.