Game-based assessments: The future of recruitment

Revolutionary recruitment starts here. Discover how game-based assessments can help you find the perfect match. Get introduced to a fair and innovative method for selecting top candidates.

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Find the right talent.

Use the full potential of your talent pool by focusing on skills and competencies. Foster diverse and high-performing teams.

Deliver outstanding candidate experience.

Create an inclusive, innovative and enjoyable application process by using game-based assessments. 

Build a future proof workforce.

Utilise unique insights to develop your new hires to their maximum potential, and create a workforce that is future proof. 

Define. Assess. Interview. Develop. Everything in 1 platform.

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Define the required skills and competencies for your role.

By analysing your current team you know exactly what the required skills and competencies are for your role. 

This allows you to select the right talent for your organisation. Additionally, you promote internal mobility by matching candidates to the right competency profile.

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Objective insights and outstanding candidate experience.

Create an exceptional and educational experience for your candidates by using game-based assessments. 

The candidate report provides you with unique insights into the competencies of your candidates, enabling you to objectively select the right candidates for your organisation.

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Get the most out of your interviews and develop talent.

Structure your interviews with the Interview guides. The Interview guide is based on the assessment results, so you know exactly what to ask during the interview.

Develop the talents of your new employees with the Talent development report. It provides scientifically backed insights to assist new employees in their professional growth.

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Why Equalture?

Your partner.

Building a partnership is one of our core values. That’s why we continually offer personalised support to your organisation.

Scientifically validated.

Based on academic literature, peer-reviewed instruments, and extensive validation studies.

Resistant to AI.

Designed to prevent manipulation by AI, ensuring you get the most accurate and reliable results.


Every organisation is different. That’s why we offer a customised assessment tailored to your specific needs.

Experience the power of game-based assessments yourself.

Try one of our games for yourself. Fill out the form to receive a demo game in your email.

  • Without any obligations.
  • Introduction to game-based assessments.
  • You receive an example candidate report after completion of the demo game.

Partner of forward-thinking enterprises.

We’re excited to be working with Equalture to ensure an outstanding candidate experience!

With Equalture we can provide an innovative way of assessing, giving every candidate an equal opportunity and providing an outstanding candidate experience.

Miranda Brandwijk
Project Lead Recruitment at VodafoneZiggo
Miranda Brandwijk - Project Lead Recruitment at VodafoneZiggo
Our screening time decreased by 93%. We now don’t need to check everyone’s CV anymore, a control point we had in place previously.

Besides spending less time screening Equalture really helped us focus less on experience and background and more on a candidate’s potential.  This resulted in 24% of hires last year that we would not have been hired based on their CV, but were offered a job because of their good Equalture scores – with 100% retention. This not only increased the talent pool, but also improved diversity.

Dennis Damoiseaux
Head of Talent Acquisition at FrieslandCampina
70% of all hired candidates through Equalture’s game-based flow would not have been invited for an intake based on their CV.

Since our collaboration, we see a drastic increase in the utilisation of our talent pool. Also, our intake-to-hire ratio increased by 73%. Meaning we’re able to spend more time with the right candidates.

Bart Wenning
Senior Operational Manager at Randstad
Bart Weening, senior operational manaager at randstad
“We work with Equalture because we want to look more at potential rather than experiece.”

We are enlarging our pool of candidates while also being able to match candidates more easily – if a candidate isn’t suitable for a position, the information coming from the games will also be able to tell us what they are suitable for within the organization

Elsemieke Maagdenberg-Kuijpers
HR Development Advisor at Ministry of Defense
Elsemieke Maagdenberg-Kuijpers - HR Development Advisor @ Ministry of Defense

Frequently Asked Questions

When we talk about gamification, we mean the application of game based elements in non-game related contexts. Game-based assessments allow the candidates to show their natural, unconscious behaviour and abilities. To put it simply, gamified assessment refers to modifying the original form of traditional assessment by adding game elements to increase motivation.

Game-based assessments focus on measuring two aspects most predictive of job performance:

  • Cognitive Ability/General Mental Ability (GMA), which has proven to be the most significant predictor of work performance, with a correlation of 0.65-0.74 (source). 
  • Behaviour, which has proven to be a significant predictor of work performance, with a correlation of 0.45 (source).

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Game-based assessments have a number of advantages over traditional tests:

  • Non-trainable. Games are unknown, thus non-trainable. Therefore, game-based assessments provide you with results you can trust in. 
  • Non-manipulable. Games put candidates in an immersive experience and draw conclusions from data points that focus on a candidate’s unconscious behaviour. This prevents the impact of social desirability on the assessment results.
  • Bias-free. As games prevent the interference of socially desirable behaviour, they also prevent the chances of cultural background influencing the assessment results.
  • Engaging for candidates. Gamified psychometric tests are more immersive, meaning that they make a candidate forget that they are assessed. This reduces stress and anxiety, resulting in a much better Candidate Experience (average rating of all candidates that complete the Equalture game-based assessments is 4.54/5).
  • Innovative 21st Century format. Using Innovative technologies, such as game-based assessments, especially when recruiting and assessing candidates has repeatedly been proven to leave positive effects on applicant perception of an organisational image.

Game-based assessments are built and validated upon decades of scientific research and neuroscience.They are designed to help companies hire people based on science rather than bias. They are carefully designed, validated and evaluated making the results more reliable than results from traditional tests

Traditional assessments such as personality questionnaires, according to scientific research have proven to have multiple disadvantages when it comes to the hiring process:

  • Low validity when it comes to predicting future job performance. People arrive at a different result the second time they take a test, even if it’s just five weeks later. 
  • Involve dangers of self-reporting and social desirability.
  • Practising common cognitive tests (figure series, pattern recognition, etc.) wrongfully improves the results.
  • Cultural background influences self-reporting as people from different cultural backgrounds have different ways of expressing themselves and interpret words differently.

The games can be used for various functions and are adaptable for specific roles. As a company, you yourself choose which characteristics you find important to measure, so the package of games can be adjusted per function. The game-based assessments can therefore be used for all positions and all sectors.

Game-based assessments are built and validated upon decades of scientific research and neuroscience.

The assessment games were created by a team of neuroscientists, cognitive psychologists, organisational psychologists, data scientists, game designers and recruitment experts. They drew on decades of cognitive and behavioural and neuroscience in developing the games. Game-based assessments are new scientific tools for measuring and assessing a person’s cognitive ability, personality and unconscious behaviour. We validate our assessments extensively, both during assessment development and after an assessment goes live. As part of this process, we focus on the reliability of our tests and construct validity.