BrightHire, the leading interview intelligence platform for high-growth companies, has introduced a new product, Interview Equity Suite, to help companies spot and reduce bias in their hiring processes. According to the company’s announcement, the tool aims to monitor recruitment activity and give hiring managers insights and recommendations to improve fairness.
The Interview Equity Suite can uncover how to talk time or the number of questions asked during interviews varies between female and male candidates. It can send hiring managers automatic DEI email alerts and track key metrics to find problems that lead to bias in hiring processes. The new tool can guide interviewers on how to provide better candidate experiences. It supports the main pillars for an equitable hiring process, including consistent, structured interviews that objectively test candidates’ skills and competencies required for a role, factual evidence to eliminate bias, and trained interviewers that are prepared for candidates.
Founded in 2019 by Ben Sesser and Teddy Chestnut, BrightHire is an interview intelligence platform used by the world’s fastest-growing teams to capture interviews and run a fast, effective, and equitable hiring process based on substance, not subjectivity. The platform aims to help every company build more talented and diverse teams and give every person the hiring experience they deserve. Built seamlessly on top of Zoom and with deep ATS integrations, the firm unlocks new levels of collaboration to accelerate time-to-hire, reduce hiring mistakes, improve close rates, and foster more equitable hiring.
The New York-based startup is advised by Laszlo Bock, Google’s former SVP of People Operations, and renowned organizational psychologist Adam Grant. The investors back it behind transformative collaboration tools like Slack, Dropbox, and Figma.
In October 2021, BrightHire had raised a $20.5 million in its Series B round led by 01A with participation from Index Ventures and Zoom Apps Fund. The company has raised $36 million since its launch, according to Crunchbase.