If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch via the live chat function where one of the Talenscio team will be more than happy to help.
Accessing the portal
Unless informed otherwise by the employer, you will receive your portal login details via email and SMS at least 48 hours prior to your virtual assessment centre.
The first time you log in, you will be asked to enter an authorisation code. This code is specific to the device that you are using, therefore if you use an alternative device on the day, you will be required to enter a new code.This will be sent via SMS if your phone details are stored in the portal, if they aren’t it will be emailed to you.
If you will be using the same device on the day of your virtual assessment centre, we recommend checking the box ‘Remember me for 7 days’ to avoid having to re-authenticate.
Talenscio works with all internet browsers, but we recommend using Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge.
Use the ‘forgot my password’ function and it will resend your details via email and SMS.
If you’d like further assistance with this, please contact Talenscio via the live chat function (bottom of your screen).
Once you have logged in, you will see a list of all of your upcoming virtual centres.
Click ‘open’ on your required centre to take you to your centre-specific information consisting of a personalised agenda, activity briefs, and candidate profiles, which will include any information that your company has requested candidates to submit prior to the centre date.
Pre-assessment day preparation
We recommend logging into Talenscio at least 24 hours before your virtual assessment centre to familiarise yourself with the portal and access your test centre to check your camera and microphone.
Once you have received your account login details, please sign into your account – if this is the first time logging in you will need to authenticate your account (see ‘how do I access the Talenscio portal?’ FAQ). After successfully logging in, you will be taken to your profile where you will see the option to upload additional information such as a headshot and bio.
If you would like further support to upload your requested files, please use the live chat function (bottom left of your screen) and one of the Talenscio team will be more than happy to help.
As you click to join your first virtual room you will be taken to a pre-call screen, which will allow you to test your camera and microphone. Once you are happy with this, you can click to continue to join the video call.
When you first access your video, you are likely to see a pop-up in the URL address bar at the top of your screen. This will ask for you to give permission to your microphone and camera. If this doesn’t happen, you can manually override it to ensure that they work.
If you’d like further support, please use the chat function and one of the Talenscio team will be able to provide support.
Your assessment day
You will need to access the portal for the entirety of your virtual assessment centre as it will contain all of the information and links required to attend, assess and score the activities, so we recommend logging in at least 10 minutes to view your agenda and candidate profiles.
If your company has requested any information to be uploaded by the candidate (e.g. headshot, CV, pre-recorded assessments), once they have done so, it will be accessible via the ‘Meet The Candidates’ tab. To view the information, click on the filename.
Go onto your ‘Agenda’ tab, here you will see your personalised agenda. The name of the candidates you are due to assess will appear on the individual activity blocks within your agenda.
15 minutes (default) prior to the scheduled start time of your activity a button will appear on the agenda block to allow you to join the room. If this hasn’t appeared, refresh your agenda using the refresh button in the top right-hand corner of your agenda. Depending on your centre setup the button may be:
‘Open Room’ – opens a re-sizeable video frame within the current screen ‘Window’ – opens the video in a new browser tab/window ‘Enter Room’ – Opens an assigned candidate confirmation screen – then click ‘Record Scores’ to move through the a single screen with activity briefs, scoring options and Open Room or Window video options
Once you’ve logged into Talenscio, you will be taken to your homepage. On this page there will be several tabs, which can include any activity briefs you will require throughout the day, or, they may have been setup to only be available when you enter a room from the agenda and click through to the room via ‘record scores’.
If you would like to keep the video call small, but move it to a different position on your screen, you can do so by dragging the grey outline of the video.
If you would prefer to make the video full screen, you can do this by hovering over the video and selecting the icon which appears in the top right corner. By making the video full screen, you will no longer be able to see the brief. However if you wish to refer back to it during the call, if you press ‘Esc’ on your keyboard, the video will return to it’s original, smaller size, meaning the brief will be visible again.
There is also the option to open your video in a new window, which is particularly useful if you have more than one screen.
On the bottom pane of your video call, there is a computer screen icon, by clicking this you will be given the various screen sharing options available.
Option 1 – Your entire screen
This option will mirror whatever you access on your computer whilst your screen is being shared.
Option 2 – Application window
If you want to share a specific application (e.g. PowerPoint), by selecting it in application window tab, your screen will only share that specific application with others. If you move away from that application, others on the call will not be able to see that you have done so.
Option 3 – Browser tab
If you want to share a different tab that you have open in your browser, by selecting this option that will be reflected. Similarly to the application window option, if you were to move away from that specific tab, this would not be reflected during screen share.
Please note: When selecting any of these options, if it requires sound to be shared with the people you are sharing your screen with (e.g. you will be playing a video), please ensure that the share audio option is selected, otherwise no one else on the call will be able to hear the sound which is playing.
Assessors have the option to record a session. If your video call is in the default open size, click the three dots next to the leave button, where an option will appear to record. If you are in full screen, the record option will appear on the bottom pane next to the share button.
When you have finished on the call, you can leave using the red, leave button which is located at the bottom right of the call, or if you have opened your video call in a new window, you can simply close the window down.
Within the activity blocks on your agenda, click the ‘record scores’ button, this will take you to a page that will show you the details of the candidate that you are about to score.
If you are happy that you’re on the right scoring profile, click the button which appears under ‘record scores:’. You will then be taken to the scoring sheet, where you are able to complete your scoring; these will autosave as you proceed through.
Once you have completed your scoring, review the score overview on the ‘completed’ tab, and then select finish in the bottom right of the screen. Your scores will then be submitted.
If you have further questions in relation to your virtual assessment centre, please use the Live Chat function (link at bottom of the portal screen) where one of the Talenscio team will provide support.
Talenscio: Assessment Centre Platform designed by talent assessment experts.
Utilise in-built video calls for 1-2-1 and group activities, in mutliple groups or collective rooms. Record calls to review after the live sessions.
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The whole portal has editable elements that can be branded for your business. These include adding your logo, welcome pages that can contain your text, images and videos, using your colours for the agenda, uploading your activity briefs and uploading your competencies (including positive and negative indicators).
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