Tengai has launched automated two-way interactive digital video interviews. With the new release, recruiters around the world can sit back and relax, while candidates perform the interviews. Hiring managers can then access the unbiased interview data and its result.
Tengai AB is a Stockholm-based HR Tech startup that is combining AI and an unbiased recruitment methodology in the world’s first unbiased interview software, Tengai. Since the automated interview robot saw the light in 2018, the interest and debate for unbiased interviews have been a welcome addition to diversity recruitment. The promise of fair blind interviews, without the hiring manager being affected by age, gender or race, is key to accomplish successful hiring today.
The new application is easy to access for candidates over their smartphone. It comes with a Self-Service-Portal as well as connection to the interview software Tengai Recruit™, the software behind the Tengai interview platform. Unlike pre-recorded video interviews, the Tengai Digital Interview gives the candidate a unique two-way interactive experience with conversational AI in real-time, while collecting behavioral data for objective evaluation. The framework in Tengai was previously validated by psychometric scientists during 2020 and is part of the overall unbiased methodology.
“The Tengai Digital Video Interview has been on the drawing table since the very beginning, but due to covid, we made a rapid change in priorities to go with the current market need. Today we are truly happy to announce that the Tengai Digital Interview is now ready for the market to help companies automate their interviews without losing either candidate experience or quality in the process”, says CPO Sinisa Strbac.
“With Tengai Digital Video Interview, we’re breaking new grounds for remote hiring, giving companies around the world the opportunity to increase their unbiased approach in remote interviewing. We help reduce time spent and increasing quality with the focus on diverse hiring while giving candidates a fun and interactive dialogue experience”, says CEO Elin Öberg Mårtenzon.
Elin Öberg Mårtenzon gave a keynote about Tengai, a social interview robot, during the Recruitment Tech Event 2019. According to her, Tengai is the solution to the fact that the human brain needs technical tools to find hidden talent and predict future potential. You can watch here keynote below.
Tengai is the brainchild of Furhat Robotics, a company in the field of artificial intelligence (A.I.) and social robotics, born from a research project at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. For the past four years, the company has been working on a human-like computer interface that mimics our way of speaking and our subtle facial expressions. Since October 2018, the start-up has been working with TNG, one of Sweden’s largest recruitment agencies. The aim is to offer candidates interviews that are free from the unconscious prejudices that managers and recruiters can often bring to the recruitment process, while the experience still seems ‘human’.