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Lensa - video game assessment and applicant tracking in a single hiring platform

October 15, 2015 09:00 ET

Lensa, Innovative Hiring Platform With Candidate Work-Style Profiling, to Launch at HR Technology Conference

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwired - October 15, 2015) - Lensa, the online hiring platform introducing revolutionary video game based talent assessment, launches U.S.-wide to recruiting-industry professionals during the HR Technology Conference and Expo next week in Las Vegas.

Beginning October 19, jobseekers and human resources managers can access Lensa's innovative tools, including Serious Gaming, a skills-assessment feature that appeals to millennials and tech-savvy jobseekers, and an Applicant Tracking System, a candidate sourcing and pooling platform.

"The search is over. Lensa backs that promise with an intuitive suite of services for recruiters and jobseekers," Lensa founder and CEO Gergo Vari said.

Serious Gaming, Lensa's online platform to assess soft skills and identify personality archetypes -- such as Aviator, Visionary, Chameleon or Architect -- provides candidates and recruiters valuable insight for teambuilding and recommended work environments.

For HR managers, Lensa's technology quickly compares resumes, reducing applicant volume to only the high-potential candidates. Top contenders can then be seamlessly monitored through Lensa's Applicant Tracking System.

As well, recruiters subscribing to Lensa can access the Pooled function that provides groups of prequalified candidates. Lensa prequalifies candidates using profiles composed of individuals' gaming results, traits, backgrounds, training and preferences. With those resources, companies can structure highly effective teams.

For jobseekers, Lensa makes the experience more efficient, specific and useful. Its platform provides the most relevant openings gauged by multiple factors, including industry, salary and location. It can even suggest positions in entirely different careers based on profile matches.

Vari, a serial entrepreneur from Hungary, founded Lensa in 2014. From the company's start, Vari sought to modernize recruiting and overcome well-known hurdles on both candidate and employer sides. In short, he knew technology could connect the right applicants with the right positions faster.

Vari brought more than a decade of HR-tech expertise and insight to the project. In the early 2000s, he built and sold Hungary's most popular jobs site, profession.hu, before founding and exiting three other tech companies in Europe.

"We recognized that some candidates might not necessarily know what they're looking for. But we're at a point in technological development where knowing their skills, experience and interests, and our software can match them to careers," Vari said. "If we can put even one person into a better position, then it's worth it. The right job changes lives."

This summer, Lensa established offices in San Francisco Bay Area and New York. . Following its U.S. launch, Lensa also will offer limited beta availability of MyTeam, which allows HR professionals to book profiling sessions for their existing teams.

MyTeam uses Lensa's serious-gaming platform to assess current team members and provide data on personality types, work styles and soft skills. The results give HR and company managers insight to design teams by realigning current staff and strategic recruiting. Get in touch with Lensa to arrange a MyTeam session.

At the expo, organized by Human Resource Executive® Magazine, Lensa promises to stand out from more than 130 companies and technologies and products exhibitors.

For the second year in a row, the HR Technology Conference was named to the Trade Show Executive Magazine's Top 50 Expos list.

"Technology has become an essential component of every organization's business and people strategies, and The HR Technology Conference is the world's largest event that showcases how leading organizations are utilizing innovative technology solutions to solve their most pressing business challenges," said Conference Co-Chair Steve Boese.

To book a product demo or a discussion with Vari at the HR Tech expo, Contact Lefty Balogh via Linkedin or Email. For more information about Lensa visit www.lensa.com.

Follow the expo at #HRTechConf.

About Lensa

Lensa Inc. brings groundbreaking technology to the recruiting industry. Its platform includes serious gaming to determine candidate soft skills, data-driven methods to provide employers with tools to build top-performing teams and an intuitive, efficient and insightful experience for jobseekers. Based in Budapest, Hungary with offices in San Francisco Bay Area and New York, Lensa combines cutting-edge technology, thoughtfully engineered processes and HR industry expertise to redefine the recruiting experience for employers and jobseekers alike. Learn more at lensa.com.

A media kit is available for download here. To schedule an interview, contact Lefty Balogh via Linkedin or Email.

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