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Transforming the Hiring Process with Advanced Assessments

Our Mission

At RightHire, our mission is to revolutionize the hiring process by providing businesses with scientifically validated pre-employment assessments that ensure the right hire every time.

Our Story
The Beginning

RightHire was founded by a diverse team of scientists, business executives, and HR professionals with the goal of building pre-employment assessments for any job more quickly and cost-effectively than is possible with traditional methods.

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Industry Challenges - Legal Defensibility

As professionals working in large companies, we encountered significant challenges with existing assessment vendors. Custom-building assessments for jobs was difficult, especially when it came to creating legally-defensible assessments that included cognitive abilities. With only a few employees in a particular job, statistical validation for legal defensibility was nearly impossible. For jobs with a larger number of employees (100+), the process took around three months and cost approximately $50,000 in employee time, consulting fees, and expenses.

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Addressing SME’s

In small and mid-sized businesses, purchasing assessments from vendors posed different issues. Some vendors offered pre-built assessments that were not tailored to specific jobs or validated, leading to legal liabilities and poor candidate experiences. Other vendors promised customizable assessment platforms for any job, even when only a few employees were involved, but these claims were misleading and did not result in legally-defensible assessments.

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We started RightHire to address these problems by developing a novel synthetic validity technology built on the U.S. Department of Labor O*NET database. Our platform allows you to custom-build a legally defensible, highly predictive assessment in 5% of the time it would take using traditional methods. Additionally, our platform includes pre-built off-the-shelf assessments that are legally defensible, highly predictive, and provide a positive candidate experience for 954 occupations across all industries and business functions. When your job matches one of these occupations, you can immediately start using the pre-built assessment without the need for customisation.

Our Team

Meet the team behind RightHire. Our experts in industrial-organizational psychology, data science, and software development work tirelessly to deliver innovative hiring solutions.

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Bob Dolan


Providing strategic guidance and test reliability expertise

Dr. Dolan brings over thirty years of experience in neuroscience, learning science, instructional design, assessment, and software architecture and engineering. Over the past fifteen years he has focused on the design and implementation of technology-based tools and processes for education and medical training, with specific focus on advanced data analytics to enable adaptive and accessible instructional and assessment solutions. Bob
established Diverse Learners Consulting in 2013 to provide business development, research, and psychometric support to clients in the I/O psychology arena, among other services. He has served as principal investigator on research projects funded by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, and private foundations. Bob received his Ph.D. in Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT.


Sunil Kosuri


Leading our team with a vision for excellence and innovation

Sunil Kosuri is a co-founder of RightHire. Sunil is a hands-on software product development executive with around three decades of experience in the full life-cycle of enterprise software products. He has extensive experience leading software product development teams, both hands-on and in a leadership capacity, in both startups and large organizations to achieve business objectives through technology. Sunil has also worked in senior product management and marketing roles at fast growing startups, helping create new products and launching them to the market. Sunil has previously co-created IronPlanet, an online auctions company for heavy equipment that was acquired by Ritchie Brothers for around $740 million. Sunil received his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

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Piers Steel

Chief Scientist

Innovating synthetic validity and driving our scientific methodologies and validation processes

Dr. Steel is a professor in the Organizational Behavior and Human Resources area and is the Brookfield Research Chair at the University of Calgary Haskayne School of Business. He is a recognized authority on the science of motivation and is known internationally for his procrastination research, receiving widespread media coverage. Piers’s particular areas of research interest include personnel selection, culture, motivation and procrastination. Piers is the one of the world’s foremost experts in the field of synthetic validity with several peer reviewed publications on this topic. Piers received his Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from University of Minnesota.

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Fred Oswald


Providing expert guidance on scientific methodologies and validation processes

Dr. Oswald is a Professor in the

Industrial/Organizational Psychology program within the Department of Psychology at Rice University. He was the past President-elect for Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP). With more than 8,000 average annual members, SIOP is the world's largest professional organization for industrial and
organizational psychologists. His expertise deals with personnel selection and psychological testing in organizational, education and military settings. Substantively, his work deals with defining, modeling and predicting societally relevant outcomes from psychological measures that are based on cognitive and motivational constructs. Fred is not only one of the foremost experts in the field of personnel selection, but also a highly networked individual in this field, which allows business connections to employers and world-class experts in personnel selection. Fred received his Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from University of Minnesota.

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Calvin Hoffman


Supporting the development of our synthetic validity assessment platform

Dr. Hoffman previously managed the development and validation of testing programs for sworn and civilian occupations at Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. He has worked as an internal and external consultant for both private and public sector organization. While spending the bulk of his career in practice, he has also published and presented on a variety of applied topics such as job component validity, utility analysis, assessment centers, 360-degree feedback, occupation analysis, statistical corrections to validity, and HR process improvement. Calvin is the one of the world’s foremost experts in the field of synthetic validity, especially using the Job Component Validity approach, with several peer-reviewed publications on this topic. Calvin received his Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Jesse Llobet

Test Developer

Developing cognitive and work personality tests that are a part of RightHire platform

Dr. Llobet has 30+ years of experience in the development, validation and implementation of leading edge assessments across all industries. His experience in employment screening includes having consulted with Fortune 500 companies across the U.S., and his assessments have been implemented by over 10,000 companies, ranging from small, entrepreneurial firms to corporate giants. Jesse received his Ph.D. in Industrial Psychology from the University of South Florida

Our Technology

RightHire’s assessments leverage cutting-edge synthetic validity technology and are built upon the extensive O*NET database. Our scientifically validated assessments measure both cognitive abilities and work personality traits, ensuring a comprehensive evaluation of each candidate.

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Our Values

Integrity, Innovation, and Excellence are at the heart of everything we do at RightHire. We are committed to providing our clients with reliable, legally defensible assessments that enhance their hiring processes.

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