HireVue: Expanding Horizons and Embracing AI

By Daria Friedman, Principal Analyst, Talent Acquisition, Brandon Hall Group

After completing 8 million video interviews across 180 countries and launching their AI-powered video assessment solution, you might think HireVue would simply focus on building the business for those solutions. But HireVue has wider horizons in sight.

HireVue recently acquired MindX, an AI-powered game-based assessment provider; launched pre-built assessments incorporating game-based and video assessments; and integrated all these solutions within their platform, including pre-built assessments for call center, sale and retail positions. Plus, they have a library of coding challenges for software developers.

At this year’s HireVue Horizon conference, their messages were to embrace Artificial Intelligence (AI) and understand it will improve hiring outcomes, the candidate and recruiter experience and will help eliminate the tedium of interview scheduling, resume review and other tasks. Recruiters can focus more on candidate-relationship building among their other responsibilities.

Many of the conference sessions were forward-looking. Mike Walsh, CEO of Tomorrow, a futurist, gave a keynote on “Reinventing Leadership for the Age of Machine Intelligence.” He spoke about the move to natural interfaces (voice and facial recognition); anticipation of intentions and personalization (purchases); and wearable sensors influencing behavior (think exercise). He also explained how automation will open more opportunities for people. For example, even with the proliferation of ATMs, there are now more bank tellers responsible for relationship building.

Assessments are critical to making better hiring decisions. According to Brandon Hall Group’s 2018 research, Assessing Assessments: Value and Impact, organizations using pre-hire assessments are nearly 40% more likely than their cohorts to see improvement in quality of hire and employee retention. I look forward to seeing how HireVue continues to rapidly innovate in the assessment space. Their horizon is unlimited.

–Daria Friedman, Principal Analyst, Talent Acquisition, Brandon Hall Group

For more information on our research, please visit www.brandonhall.com

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Chief Executive Officer of Brandon Hall Group Mike Cooke Prior to joining Brandon Hall Group, Mike Cooke was the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of AC Growth. Mike held leadership and executive positions for the majority of his career, at which he was responsible for steering sales and marketing teams to drive results and profitability. His background includes more than 15 years of experience in sales, marketing, management, and operations in the research, consulting, software and technology industries. Mike has extensive experience in sales, marketing and management having worked for several early high-growth emerging businesses and has implemented technology systems to support various critical sales, finance, marketing and client service functions. He is especially skilled in organizing the sales and service strategy to fully support a company’s growth strategy. The concept of growth was an absolute to Mike and a motivator in starting AC Growth, in order to help organizations achieve research driven results. Most recently, Mike was the VP and General Manager of Field Operations at Bersin & Associates, a global analyst and consulting services firm focused on all areas of enterprise learning, talent management and talent acquisition. Tasked with leading the company’s global expansion, Mike led all sales operations worldwide. During Mike’s tenure, the company has grown into a multi-national firm, conducting business in over 45 countries with over 4,500 multi-national organizations. Mike started his career at MicroVideo Learning Systems in 1992, eventually holding a senior management position and leading all corporate sales before founding Dynamic Minds. Mike was CEO and Co-Founder of Dynamic Minds, a custom developer of software programs, working with clients like Goldman Sachs, Prentice Hall, McGraw Hill and Merrill Lynch. Also, Mike worked for Oddcast, a leading provider of customer experience and marketing solutions, where he held a senior management position leading the company into new markets across various industries. Mike also serves on the Advisory Board for Carbon Solutions America, an independent sustainability consulting and carbon management firm that specializes in the design and implementation of greenhouse reduction and sustainability plans as well as managing the generation of carbon and renewal energy and energy efficiency credits. Mike attended University of Phoenix, studying Business Administration and Finance. He has also completed executive training at the Chicago Graduate School of Business in Chicago, IL.