Go to Home Page
Contact Us
Products
Resources
Company
Request a Demo
Go to Home Page Products Pricing
Resources
Company Contact Us Request a Demo Sign In
Our Story

Our Story

Back
Our founders, Mike Russiello, Bill Lake, and Shoa Appelman, have a history of product innovation in the employment testing industry. In 1998, Mike and Bill left computer services firm EDS (now HP) to start Brainbench, an employment testing company. Brainbench pioneered several head-turning innovations including online computer-adaptive testing, virtual test centers, online skills certification testing, multi-dimensional pre-hire testing, and corporate skills benchmarking.
Brainbench grew rapidly. Shoa joined in 2004, and the company was acquired in 2006 by a private equity firm. Post-acquisition, Mike and Bill remained as senior managers for several years.
In 2009, the team launched ClicFlic Interactive Videos, Inc. as a simulation technology and services company. The company created interactive, simulation-based eLearning programs, and assessments for large corporations and government agencies.
It soon became clear there was significant demand for high quality pre-employment assessments. So, after several years of product development, the company changed its name to HR Avatar and re-entered the employment assessment industry in 2015.
Since then, HR Avatar has grown steadily and now serves over 1,000 of customers in more than 50 countries. Equally notable, the founders have continued their tradition of industry-changing innovation, including:
  • 2015 - 'Day in the Life' animated simulation-based, job-specific assessments.
  • 2015 - Automated writing analysis using artificial intelligence (AI).
  • 2016 - Optional Candidate Career Interest Inventory for Candidates FREE post-test.
  • 2016 - Phone-based spoken language assessments incorporating AI-driven 'Voice Vibes' analysis.
  • 2017 - Remote Proctoring using image capture and AI-driven facial recognition for unproctored testing.
  • 2017 - Web-based spoken language assessments incorporated AI-driven 'Voice Vibes' analysis.
  • 2017 - Candidate feedback reports designed for selection instruments.
  • 2018 - Virtual Video Interviews - fully-integrated with traditional assessments.
  • 2018 - Build your own video interview with AI-driven voice analysis and personality evaluation.
  • 2019 - Virtual Chat-based Customer Service assessments with AI-driven scenarios.
  • 2019 - Live Video Interviewing with AI-driven voice analysis and personality evaluation.
  • 2020 - Premium Remote Test Proctoring with video monitoring, recording, AI, and a locked-down web browser.
  • 2020 - Automated Reference Checks and Multi-rater Employee Feedback Surveys.
  • 2020 - Candidate Result-based pricing that bundles everything you need for one candidate into one price.

No credit card. Includes 2 free tests.
You can also  Request a Demo

Search Tests
Search

What Our Customers Say
"The software is affordable for small to midsize companies. I also like that the results are immediate and we receive suggested questions for the interview to probe further the areas of concern. I have yet to find a test that didn't match a role I was interviewing for and the identification software is terrific."
Suzanne Elliot, VP HR, PDI
"HR Avatar is easy to administrate and it provides assessments for numerous types of positions. Most importantly, I've found the assessment reports to be incredibly accurate and the suggested interview questions very helpful in employee candidate selection. I wished I had known about it earlier. It would have saved me the time, effort and the cost of some poor hires!"
Frank Banfill, Executive Vice President, KiDs Beach Club
"I really like this tool, which is very well explained and easy to use. Excellent experiences and well structure assements results."
Elsie Perez, HR Manager, Abby's Catering

Go to Home Page
This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Learn More