Paradox, the communications recruiting software company that helps companies like Unilever, McDonald’s, and General Motors accelerate hiring by automating repetitive tasks, was today named HR Executive Top Product of the Year by Human Resource Executive.
This is the company’s third HRE Top Product honor since its first entry in 2019 and this year it was presented to Traitify through Paradox’s Dynamic Assessment, a culture-based behavior change assessment, actionable visuals created intentionally and scientifically to produce assessment results.
In 2019, Paradox won HRE’s top award for its Hire product which is fundamentally changing high-volume hiring through fast, mobile-first experiences that automate up to 90% of the process for field hiring managers. And in 2021, the company won for Experience Assistant — which transforms how people engage with career sites, instantly turning them into dynamic, hyper-personalized experiences that evolve with every interaction.
“We’ve always believed that if you get the people thing right, you can build teams that change the world and in many organizations, assessments play a key role in that mission, I’m proud to work with a team that cares so deeply about building the next generation of recruiting technology. This is just another step in the journey to help our clients transform how they build great teams.”
– Paradox CEO Aaron Matos
In a statement announcing this year’s winners, the Executive Resource Judges said: Screening applicants and employees should not be a burden. Paradox has done the impossible by creating a dating app that is fun, intuitive, and looks like a dating app. The software provides reports to both hiring managers and candidates based on research taken from more than 5,000 study participants, including a match score for each candidate using Paradox’s underlying Ideal Candidate Profile.
Reimagining Personality Assessments, One Animation at a Time
Paradox Animated Assessment’s Traitify continues to innovate visual-based personality assessment by moving from stock photography to 3D, animated images.
The purpose of the Live Assessment is to allow the candidate to fully immerse themselves in the assessment experience without pausing to think about the person’s character. We have always believed that a picture is worth a thousand words – and with the Live Assessment. . , we can measure each one, said Paradox VP of Product Dan Sines, one of Traitify’s co-founders.
Developed entirely in-house by I/O’s team of psychologists, 3D artists, and designers and tested on more than 5,000 people in multiple studies, the Animation Assessment features Ash, gender, race, and personality neutral, to help candidates. prepare them for themselves in a unique example scenario. Ash’s broad, accessible appeal invites everyone to see it with their own eyes, ensuring interaction, removing prejudices, and providing real results.
Bias is one of the areas that can affect the results of the survey, Creating our 3D images is one of the ways we can correct this bias. Not only does this give more realistic results, but it makes it easier for the viewer to put themselves in the situation presented in the animated image. This can help with completion rates and conversions, but it also creates a better experience for each individual, said Paradox Chief IoT Psychologist Heather Myers.
When tested, product studies and analysis showed:
- 81.4% of test takers reported Ash to be their race, an indiscernible race, or no race at all.
- Among those who specified a race, 75.9% said Ash was of their own.
- On a 100-point scale from feminine to masculine, Ash was consistently placed at the midway point.
The Vitality Assessment relies on the Big Five personality model to assess factors such as extraversion, agreeableness, openness to experience, conscientiousness, and neuroticism. As a fully mobile-first experience, the survey also minimizes candidate churn by requiring only 90 seconds to complete and boasts a 95% completion rate.
Leading the Way in Conversational AI
This award continues Paradox’s growth in the HR technology industry. Last year, the company was named to all Inc. publications. 500 and the Deloitte Fast 500, which ranks the fastest growing company in America. Paradox has also been named twice on Forbes’ list of America’s Best Startup Employers. The Scottsdale-based startup now partners with more than 700 clients across virtually every industry, helping them:
- Reduce time-to-hire by more than 60% by automating things like candidate screening, interview scheduling, and onboarding all through a simple, conversational, mobile-first experience.
- Eliminate, on average, more than 10 hours of work from recruiters’ plates each week, freeing them up to focus on more strategic, people-focused work.
- Deliver experiences candidates love with more than 99% rating their experience positively after an interaction with the company’s AI assistant, Olivia.
The Paradox team is holding a webinar on September 8th at 1 pm ET to showcase the award-winning review. They will also be showing Traitify by Paradox Animated Assessment at the HR Tech Conference in Las Vegas on Sept. 13-16, when the winners of the Main Product in all categories will be announced.
Founded in 2016, Paradox builds the world’s leading communications software to drive automation and human interaction. Serving international clients with hiring needs in the hourly multiple hourly and technical skills, Paradox’s assistant Olivia makes working talent teams have no time to manage tasks like screening, scheduling interviews, and more with quick, easy, phone-first meetings.
In just five years, the Scottsdale-based startup has earned the trust of major employers around the world including Unilever, McDonald’s, CVS Health, Lowe’s, and General Motors, and has won numerous awards, including Human Resource Executive’s Best HR Product for 2019 and 2021. , and consecutive honors in 2020, 2021, and 2022 as one of Forbes Top Employers. The company was recently ranked as the fastest growing company in HR Tech by Deloitte Fast 500.