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What if discovering a job have been as straightforward as enjoying a recreation? Nicely Scoutible, thinks its smartphone video games have what it takes to evaluate the aptitude and traits required for sure professions.
The corporate launched at TechCrunch Disrupt in New York on Monday. With work expertise on the White Home, Goldman Sachs and a JD/MBA from Harvard underneath her belt, Scoutible CEO Angela Antony thinks she has what it takes to vary the best way companies do hiring.
Armed with $1.5 million in seed funding from Mark Cuban, the startup has begun constructing “science-based mostly cellular video games to determine expertise and match good match candidates to jobs,” says Antony. She began Scoutible as a result of she sees “a variety of corporations that acknowledge that they don’t have the knowledge previous to hiring that they know is necessary.”
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Based mostly in San Francisco, Scoutible works with psychologists to develop algorithms that determine strengths. These packages check for qualities like danger tolerance, emotional intelligence, response to suggestions and psychological processing velocity. She encourages corporations to attempt the video games on their prime staff to see which personalities carry out greatest.
The video games have quite a lot of themes, together with surviving on an island and leaping throughout floating lava rocks. Antony thinks individuals may play Scoutible video games for enjoyable, even when they don’t seem to be in search of a job. “We hope this can open up alternatives for individuals, even when they aren’t essentially on the lookout for them.”
Antony has already been in talks with giant corporations about her idea and says the response is encouraging.