The future of talent acquisition

Frida Polli is a neuroscientist and co-founder of pymetrics, an AI-based job matching platform based in the United States.

pymetrics uses games or exercise based on neuroscientific research to assess cognitive, social and emotional aptitudes that are more inherent and less a product of social and demographic environment than a resume.

The company is part of a wave of new assessment-style tools, many using artificial intelligence, machine learning and data analytics, to build a more efficient, effective and enjoyable job search and recruitment process.

During an interview at an event by INSEAD’s Hoffmann Global Institute of Business and Society organized on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in January, Polli told swissinfo.ch that pymetrics doesn’t believe there is any trait that is always good or always bad and is against a talent model that leaders, for example, need to have certain skills.

“We should measure people based on their potential not what they’ve been trained on,” Polli argues.

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