DNB Bank Recruit For Summer Internship Program

In this case study we explore how DNB Bank became the first in the world to use Tengai for a high volume recruitment process.

DNB-Bank, who are on of the biggest banks in Nordic region, used Tengai to assess candidates for their 2020 Summer Internship Program. Being the first in the world to use AI in recruitment is not something scary for DNB, who already was working to push subjectivity further down the recruitment funnel. By implementing Tengai into the process when recruiting candidates for their internship program, they stayed true to their focus on equality, inclusion and diversity.

Their main recruitment challenge was attracting a large group of candidates and assessing them through a data-driven method. The interview with Tengai gave a better foundation and an objective scoring to base the hiring decisions on. In addition to an objective and fair process for all candidates. The results were an unbiased interview experience that put DNB at the forefront of recruitment.

 Tengai made it possible for us to combine digital solutions with our focus on equality, inclusion and diversity. To grow on the Swedish market, we had to try something new! 

Tobias Bedinger
HR Advisor, DNB


Recruitment Challenge: Summer Internship Program 2020

Tengai can conduct 7 times more interview compared to a human recruiter, which helped DNB recruit for their summer internship program. These are some of the positions DNB were looking to recruit.


Stock Analyst

Security & Custody

Treasury Management


Challenging the recruitment process with a digital interview

One of the benefits that an AI interview contributes with is that it becomes possible to push subjectivity further down the recruitment funnel, according to Tobias Bedinger.

– We all have bias and preconceived opinions that can affect us, regardless of how good we think we are at recruitment. Especially during a hiring process. To have Tengai, that is assessing each candidate in the same way, ensures that we don’t reject applicants because of our own prejudices.

Implementing Tengai as a part of the recruitment process is also in line with DNB´s ambitious goals in Sweden

– To be able to grow on the Swedish market, we had to try something new. We are already developing digital platforms for internal purposes and for big clients at DNB. The technical development we see at our partners is exciting and gives us more opportunities to grow our business.

Candidate Experience with Tengai Unbiased: Interview robot Tengai challenges the recruitment industry by providing a fair, unique and unbiased candidate experience

Assessment Process

DNB-Bank used the screening software and objective assessments to identify the candidates with the highest general work performance score. By using a validated method that is proven to accurately assess candidates, they could make a data-driven, first candidate selection. This was their process:

» Candidates submit an anonymous application and tailored screening tests.
» Recruiters at TNG conducts a competency check and schedule interviews with the qualified candidates.
» Selected candidates complete the robot interview with Tengai.
» TNG recruiters receive a data-driven assessment scoring from Tengai and combines it with the candidates screening tests and resume qualifications.
» An objective first selection of candidates are presented to client.
» DNB conducts personal interviews with final candidates to ensure motivation and drive.

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