iMocha, the world’s leading skills intelligence and assessment platform, enabling talent leaders to make smarter talent decisions with its skills-first insights, has recently launched project-based assessments to its growing portfolio of assessment types. It is built for talent development teams to gather whether employees are skill-fit and ready to be deployed on projects and determine the ROI of learning programs.
Today, tech assessments are usually done via single-task coding assessments, whiteboard interviews, and MCQs. Still, more is needed to gauge the employees’ project readiness or know the upskilling programs’ effectiveness. Especially for job profiles like front-end developer, back-end developer, and full-stack developer, assessments that go beyond algorithms, syntax, and logic are required. iMocha’s project-based reviews help talent professionals overcome these challenges and determine skill readiness, including problem-solving skills, domain-specific skills, contextual understanding, and the ability to think through a project.
In August 2022, the beta version of iMocha Projects was deployed for iMocha’s existing customers, including enterprises and learning platforms. Through project-based assessments, L&D teams could automate time-consuming, manual evaluations that could be subject to bias. Further, they also received detailed skills analytics about their employees, which helped create accurate and personalized learning paths. Some of the most popular talents sets beta users utilized were ReactJS, Data Science and Machine Learning, Java Spring Boot, MySQL, and more.
Speaking about the development, Co-founder & CTO of iMocha, Sujit Karpe, said:
This is iMocha’s version of capstone projects: we provide the data, the problem statement, and essentially everything required to work on a project successfully. Coding assessments often fail to determine real-life skills and need help handling multiple project files like ReactJS, Angular, Jupyter Lab, and more. With iMocha projects, talent development leaders can bridge the gap between experiential learning and hands-on knowledge application by evaluating employees on real-world challenges similar to what they would face on the job.
Karpe further added:
With iMocha Projects, talent leaders can show true value gained via their L&D programs and objectively measure training effectiveness.
iMocha empowers talent teams with the largest skill library with 2500+ assessments, AI-LogicBox (AI-based pseudo-coding simulator), AI-EnglishPro (AI-powered language analyzer), skill benchmarking, upskilling dashboard, talent analytics, proctoring, fraud detection, and custom assessment consulting, etc. The platform serves over 500 organizations across 70+ countries; trust it to acquire job-fit talent faster and measure the ROI from their talent development initiatives. The startup aims to enrich its existing repository by launching a new skill assessment every week.
iMocha had previously announced its partnership with EYouth, a Cairo-based social enterprise platform to validate its user’s learning journey. The collaboration aimed to bring all users’ skills and talent to the fore, leading to increased employability. In 2022, the company raised $14 million in its Series A financing round led by Eight Roads Ventures.