HR Avatar adds AI-derived Personality Information to Recorded Video Interviews


HR Avatar adds AI-derived Personality Information to Recorded Video Interviews   January 30, 2024, 5:02:00 PM EST

Aldie, VA - January 30th, 2023 - HR Avatar adds AI-derived personality information to recorded interviews.

As artificial intelligence (AI) begins to enter the mainstream, HR Avatar is committed to bringing the business benefits of AI to customers in a rational and responsible manner. In keeping with this commitment, the company has incorporated artificial-intelligence-derived personality feature extraction into its video interview product offering.

The HR Avatar system now uses machine learning based on semantic analysis to identify up to 40 different personality traits from statements made by candidates when recording audio or video responses as part of a pre-hire assessment.

While tools for personality trait extraction have been around for years, HR Avatar’s Science Team believed that existing solutions, which used strictly lexical analysis, were not ‘causal’ or intuitive enough to produce reliable, actionable results for hiring decisions. However, the development of semantic approaches to text analysis, combined with large public domain datasets for several well-known and established personality inventories changed that, and enabled a useful tool that can be put to use by employers immediately.

Because it is based on a large database of open source personality questions and response data, the system is both a rational and responsible means of evaluating key personality traits.

What are the benefits?

  1. Efficiency

Video interviews are effective because people like to talk about themselves, but they are also efficient because they allow recruiters to review them in less time than it takes to perform a phone-based interview. AI-derived personality information may supplant the need for separate personality assessments, reducing complexity of the hiring process and saving time for both the candidate and the recruiter.

  1. Better employment decisions

The more accurate information you have available before making a decision, the higher the probability of making a good decision. While personality factors are only lightly connected with the ability to perform a job, they do impact how well a candidate will fit in with a corporate culture, which affects how long they will remain with an employer and what the effect of a new hire on a team will be.

  1. Reduced burden and time requirements for candidates

By eliminating text-based questions and answers, the video interview approach reduces the hassle of pre-employment assessments for candidates.

"Our clients are always looking for ways to reduce the burden on candidates while increasing the quality and accuracy of the information they obtain from their candidate evaluation instruments." says Mike Russiello, President of HR Avatar, "AI-derived personality is a great way to do both."

What traits does it measure?

The system allows clients to choose from 40 different traits to measure, including these 10 widely sought after traits that contribute to a positive work environment, high performance, and overall success within a team:

  • Adaptability
  • Teamwork
  • Resilience
  • Communication
  • Drive
  • Empathy
  • Problem-Solving
  • Competence
  • Calmness

Plus 31 more traits that are relevant to either job performance, cultural fit, or both.

How can clients use it?

Clients can either build their own virtual video interviews by incorporating questions that focus on the traits that are available for measurement, or they can import pre-configured questions that measure the desired traits into their interviews. As usual, HR Avatar Customer Support is always ready to help.

Check it out now.

Try the process by performing one of the following sample virtual video interviews:

Performance Traits

Cultural Fit Traits

To learn more, click here.

About HR Avatar, Inc.

Founded in 2009, HR Avatar is dedicated to helping employers hire, develop, and promote the best possible employees, while ensuring fairness and inclusion for all participants. The company offers a broad catalog of pre-employment assessments, including over 200 simulation-based, whole-person assessments in multiple languages. Additionally, the company provides selection-focused video interviewing services, online automated reference checks, and secure remote test proctoring.

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