LimeExchange Strengthens its User Rating System
LimeExchange, the first socially-networked, online services marketplace for global talent on demand, today announced its collaboration with Expert Rating, a trusted name in pre-employment testing as well as training services and a leader in online assessment and Certification, offering over 200 widely accepted online certifications.
LimeExchange in partnership with Expert Rating now brings an array of online skill tests for its providers; providing an affordable and efficient way to prove skill expertise online and to get a Certified LimeExchange profile from Expert Rating Solutions.
This collaboration will enable LimeExchange to offer an extensive range of technical skills and proficiency tests for service providers in all categories ranging from technical skills, software programming, web programming, designing, technical and creative writing, blogging to even accounting and language proficiency. Now service providers can take tests related to their field of expertise, and also opt for some general skill tests (like those related to computer skills, English language, etc) to show their all-round expertise.
LimeExchange is offering the first test for FREE to all users in any of their chosen category. This offer is valid till end of December 2008. Online skill assessment and certification will provide both judicious buyers and superior service providers a new avenue to identify each other and conduct more satisfying business transactions on LimeExchange.
According to Mr. Pawan Agarwal, Head India Operations, Lime Labs LLC, “ This collaboration would be highly beneficial for the vendors as well as the buyers of the services, as an Expert rating would provide the vendor with its due credibility and quantify its capability to a host of buyers looking out for the right mix of talent.” “The test results are automatically reflected in the online profile of the service providers. As buyers are always in search of talented service providers, service provider can boost their candidacy for a project by displaying the results where they’ve passed with high scores,” he added. Commenting on the tie-up, abc said, “LimeExchange provides a great service for SMBs looking to outsource online. Finding the right talent for the right project is one of the benefits of online outsourcing. Our role with LimeExchange is two-fold: We offer validation of providers’ skills to the buyers that are looking for vendors with a particular expertise, and we offer service providers an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge by having their skills certified.”
Service Providers can simply sign up for the certification tests, available at $4 per test across various verticals like HTML, Java script development, MS Access, and MS SQL Server 2000, among others. In addition, LimeExchange will also offer English language certification tests absolutely free. The company has also recently added a community-driven knowledgebase that provides guidance and peer support for companies interested in outsourcing and freelancing.