• Big Data, Recruitment, Software
  • Paris, Berlin, London, New York
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In 2002, he co-founded AssessFirst just 30 days after obtaining his Master's degree in Quantitative Psychology. He then developed an innovative application for assessing potential and behaviour in the workplace. In 2008, he developed the Meetic algorithm ( group) to allow couples to form on the basis of their psychological and behavioural affinities. A year later, he created an online career guidance service that will be used by over 2,000,000 students. In 2012, he created a predictive algorithm that will enable AssessFirst to anticipate people's ability to succeed and flourish in their jobs with 85% reliability. In all, nearly 15 million people in more than 40 countries have benefited from the predictions made by the systems he has developed.

Aurélie started recruiting even before she finished her degree in human resources. After a few years in a recruitment agency recruiting financial profiles, she realised that the CV-based recruitment model no longer suited her: it no longer corresponded to her values. Passionate about the AssessFirst project, and her desire to change mindsets, she joined AssessFirst at the end of 2019 to take charge of recruitment.

Simon joined AssessFirst in 2010 after completing his Masters in Psychology. His aim? To shake up psychometric evaluation, a field which he feels is largely under-exploited. In 2012, following intensive training at the Psychometrics Center at the University of Cambridge, he switched to IRT (Item Response Theory) test scoring. The following year, he created the Science and Innovation team. Under his leadership, a new motivational test, an advanced analysis of professional affinity between individuals and a gamified adaptive reasoning test (CAT) were developed. In 2015, he has already hosted 2 TEDx and has admitted AssessFirst to the International Test Commission. He then automated the creation of predictive models by integrating an AI into the core of the product: clients saw turnover fall by up to 50% in their key positions. At the same time, he is involved in teaching, lecturing in 3 masters in work psychology and 2 masters in HR.

Originally from London, Becca has experience of HR management, operations and recruitment in the UK retail sector. Having already used assessment tools in her own recruitment campaigns, Becca understands their growing importance in reducing bias, identifying company culture and increasing diversity in the recruitment process. They have even played a part in her transition from her previous life in civil engineering to HR! Having worked in the UK, France, Switzerland, Australia and throughout Asia, Becca understands what it means to be an international citizen and worker. Since joining AssessFirst, Becca has been based between London and Paris, whilst enthusiastically leading the UK as well as English speaking markets worldwide.


AssessFirst has been operating since 2002. They began by positioning themselves in the behavioural assessment segment.

Today, they are the leader in predictive recruitment based on potential analysis. Their clients assess hundreds of thousands of people each year with the goal of recruiting incredible performers and extraordinarily committed people.

They believe that a person's potential is way more powerful and successful than just a CV or a school. They are interested in "who you are" and what you can do more than what you have already done. And it's these values that they pass on to companies around the world! 🌍(more than 3500 in about 40 countries!)

What they are looking for

They are constantly looking for exceptional personalities to add to their team. With them, you will have the space to be yourself, to become the person you dream of becoming, to be the best version of yourself. They expect you to be committed, responsible, but also capable of taking risks. That's why they are very selective when recruiting.

Good to know

AssessFirst is a full remote company! No offices: more freedom (in terms of organisation, living space, etc), more responsibility, more autonomy, etc

They have planned everything: more activities and team-building meetings, dedicated budgets for equipment, set-up, running costs, meetings, etc

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