Tengai Takes Bias Out of the Job Interview

For decades, the job interview has been the mysterious “black box” of the recruitment process. A place within four walls, where no one really knows what happens, or how hiring decisions are being made. But not anymore. Introducing Tengai, the interactive and social job interview software that marries 15-years of experience in unbiased recruitment with the latest AI-technology. This recruitment tool conducts scientific and objective job interviews to find better-matched candidates. Tengai mitigates bias, creates a more fair recruitment process, and delivers structured job interview data. 

Today, there are several diversity and inclusion softwares that help assess blind resumes. Most recruiters and hiring managers are aware that the job interview is the part of the recruitment process with the most bias. But up until now, there haven’t been any objective tools to change this. Which makes the job interview a risky step in the recruitment funnel. For example, did you know?

  • 33 % decide who to hire within 90 seconds after meeting a candidate
  • 55 % decide who not to hire already at the first handshake
  • 40 % might reject a candidate if they don’t like the way they smile
  • 71 % have rejected a candidate based on their tattoos

For this reason, candidates’ clothes, style of walking, make-up, tone of voice, and how they act before the interview are all factors that might ruin their chances for a job. No matter how talented, well-educated and suited for the job they are.

“Studies show that even before the recruiter asks a single question about the candidate’s skills and competency, many already have perceived opinions that color their judgement.”

Science-Backed Hiring

Tengai’s birthmother is TNG, is a progressive recruitment- and staffing agency in Sweden. TNG’s extensive experience in working with unbiased recruitment over the last 15 years has provided them with invaluable insights. Their knowledge in unbiased recruitment is now the backbone of the innovative recruitment tool Tengai Unbiased.

The insights coupled with the latest research in structured and unstructured interview processes, bias psychology and input from psychometric experts, all lie as the foundation. Tengai has been validated by psychometric scientists and it’s proven to present results correlating to future work performance predictions.

The Benefits of Tengai’s Job Interview

The social interview software Tengai is a recruitment tool for companies and organizations that aim for diversity. With our HR-tech solution, you gain control over how hiring decisions are made during and after the job interview. By mitigating unconscious bias, the Conversational AI creates a more objective and data-driven recruitment process.

Efficiently Meet More Candidates

By pushing subjectivity further down the recruitment funnel, Tengai makes it possible to include more candidates. No applicants will be turned away based on how they sound, look, their handshake, etc.

Fair, Equal and Unbiased

Tengai performs bias-free job interviews free from age, looks, or gender. The application treats all candidates equal, which creates an improved candidate experience.

More Honest Answers

A blind interview with Tengai brings more honest and sincere answers, according to the 76 % of test candidates who said so. Allowing for better matched candidates and higher retention rates.

More Time for Human Relations

Tengai will free up time for recruiters to really engage with candidates at the end of the recruitment funnel. Keeping the human relations where it’s needed the most.

Data-Driven Hiring Decisions

As Tengai screens for soft skills and personality traits, the D&I software and scoring tool deliver structured interview data. Giving you the chance to compare candidates fairly and make better hiring decisions.

More Diverse and Innovative Teams

By keeping bias out of the interview, the right candidates with the right competencies will surface. The end result will contribute to more diverse and efficient teams, with skills that can meet the challenges of today’s and tomorrow’s workplace.

Assisting with data for better Decision Making

Tengai assists recruiters and hiring managers in different stages of the recruitment process. The interview software will not only provide interview analytics and structured data from the interview. It will also give suggestions on scoring for personality traits and soft skills. In other words, this TA-Tech tool will free up space so you can put more time and effort into the recruitment phases where the human elements are most important.

In addition, Tengai enhances the candidate experience, which will make your employer brand more credible and attractive to applicants. For example, all interviewees will receive a thank you email with their individual interview assessment and the quality score-card recruiters use to evaluate competencies.

How Does Tengai’s Automatic  Interviews Work?

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