Press Release: Championing fair and accessible recruitment for all

PRESS RELEASE: January 2020

Championing fair and accessible recruitment for all

New strategic partnership between Pearson TalentLens and Grad DNA


Pearson TalentLens is pleased to announce an exciting strategic partnership with Grad DNA, the creators of a new, innovative app that uses employer-approved tests to match candidates specifically to employers who need their skills.

If you are looking for a wide and diverse candidate pool for your roles, Grad DNA’s innovative mobile-first approach to recruitment, combined with Pearson TalentLens’ world renowned assessments can give you the answers you are looking for.

With candidate experience starting well before the interview process, improving the application journey is key. Together Pearson TalentLens and Grad DNA are aiming to make the use of psychometric testing in recruitment more accessible, user-friendly and intuitive. With 98% of Generation Z owning a smartphone, candidates will now be able to access Pearson TalentLens’ internationally respected assessments all via a mobile app.*

Matt Stevens, Head of Pearson TalentLens UK said:
“We have been impressed with Grad DNA’s ability to put the candidate first in their process, then build a bespoke solution using the latest technology to drive the selection process. We love what they do, especially the solution they delivered for Sainsbury’s and want to be part of their revolution to be mobile first by default’. Today and tomorrow’s labour market needs employees who are flexible, creative, critical thinking problem solvers – our partnership will enable you to discover them and fast track the most suited.”

Stephen Reilly, Founder of Grad DNA said:
“Pearson TalentLens are the perfect strategic partner for us. They have first class reputable assessments, long standing clients that trust their expertise and a true desire to innovate. We don’t have all the answers yet, but between us we are making huge strides to perfecting a fair, accessible and ‘consumer-grade candidate experience’ for each and every user. But most of all, we are enjoying working together and the creative process, it’s going to be an exciting year for the assessment market where some dinosaurs are definitely going to be left behind”.

Take a look at how our exciting partnership works  >>

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For more information regarding this release please contact:

Simone Lewendon 
+00 (0) 7938562189

About Pearson TalentLens

  • TalentLens is part of Pearson plc, the world’s learning company and global market leader in assessments. We are an international talent assessment business, using psychometrics to help organisations select and develop top performers and high potential.
  • Supported by over 70 years of research, our tests are used by hundreds of companies around the world for their employee recruitment and development projects.
  • With an experienced R&D team supported by local offices, we partner with clients to create bespoke solutions or offer our best in class tools, helping you to identify, select and retain talent.
  • Among other benefits, by working with TalentLens, you will reduce the risk of making a bad hire by gaining an objective view of potential performance and decision making ability, their fit to organisational culture and likelihood for counter productive behaviour.
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About Grad DNA

  • Grad DNA was launched in 2015 to bring an engaging and mobile-first testing experience to the early career market.
  • With unique IP in psychometric assessment on mobiles, we provide a testing platform which allows assessments to be taken without interruptions, therefore giving everyone the opportunity to perform to their maximum potential and not be disadvantaged.
  • We use our innovative technology and knowhow to help companies give their applicants the experience they deserve, significantly improving the candidate experience during the application progress.
  • Our employer branded apps create the opportunity to attract, assess and engage with digital natives in their preferred medium, either for overall early career schemes or for specific targeted campaigns.
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