Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Pera is an AI-driven talent assessment platform designed to help companies hire top performers efficiently. It utilizes data, artificial intelligence, and language analysis to uncover hidden human potential and predict long-term performance.

  • Language is a fingerprint of who we are, how we behave in certain situations and our personality. Language holds a lot of indicators about ourselves and we connect the indicators with competencies

  • Pera accumulated answers from more than millions of candidates and over hundred of thousands of different competency and value descriptions and performance labels. We enriched the data with actual performance reviews and ratings received from managers and team leaders to learn what goods look like.

  • We predict a fit to cultural values and/or job specific competencies. 

  • We are ISO 27001 certified and GDPR compliant (referer to GT&C and Privacy statement on the website)

  • Pera uses a combination of data, AI, and language analysis to reveal key competencies and assess a candidate's true potential. By asking three open-ended questions.

  • Yes. This is due to two main things: 1) the method and 2) the depth of data. Based on 7 years of research and development we found the optimal between candidate experience and accurate outcomes. The Pera Skope assesses ‘how’ someone writes and looks at over 200 markers in the responses, connecting this to intelligence about successful professionals. Intelligence gained from researching millions of people identifying the competencies that have proven to deliver success in jobs.

  • Yes, Pera ensures fairness by eliminating discriminatory information and providing equal opportunities to all candidates. The platform is designed to be unbiased by design. 

Language Analysis and Performance Study

  • We directly measure the competencies we know lead to success. Our A.I. uses language data to benchmark candidates to 5.5 million professionals in our database on the competencies that our data shows lead to success. This approach is unique and only possible with A.I. and leads to better predictions than anything on the market today. Because of our approach, we only require 15 minutes from team members. Additionally, we do not use self-assessments, which is common in personality-based competitors. 

  • Besides having shown strong statistical correlations in our 7+ years of work (see the science behind Pera), we have been able to strongly impact the partners we have worked with. High scorers on our ‘Commercial Success’ benchmark generate 194% of their peers’ revenue within the first two years of working, while other Pera top scorers are 2.8x more likely to be marked as top performers compared to their peers.

  • Post-hiring benchmarks in Pera's assessments are unique and continually evolving, reflecting our commitment to staying ahead in understanding and predicting actual job performance. 

Calculations and algorithms

  • Our algorithms don't process any indicators towards a persons gender. We have done many researches and proofed that we don't discriminate towards gender. We don't see difference in language use between gender.
  • Yes and no. We don't see any significant difference in the language between a top tier university grad or a low tier university. Though the used normgroup is the most important influencer. When using a normgroup only existing of PhD students there will be a difference in outcome with a fresh grad student. 

  • A candidate must have a sufficient level of the language using for the digital interview. But because our Plug&Play datasets are created with both non and native speakers we don't see a significant difference in the outcome. 

  • No the type of questions don't influence the outcome. Important is that the same set of 3 open questions are asked to each of the candidates. We basically mimic a structure interview.

  • No, it does not give a higher score. We have a minimal words count for each of the questions (100 words). 

  • We have a plagiarism check and when someone is copy/pasting answers (using the same answers) the entry is flagged and not processed. The person will receive a notify an outcome can not be produced. 

  • Yes they can but it is not advisable. We look at sentence structure, semantical and lexical indicators of natural language use. It will affect the outcome in a negative way more than in a positive way. 

  • No this is not possible. 
  • Yes, we offer video questions but only to discover how someone is communicating and presenting him/herself. The video output is not analyzed with AI. 

Candidate Experience

  • Pera provides a refreshing candidate experience by offering just 3 open-ended questions. This approach allows candidates to express themselves in their own words, creating a friendly and personal interaction that sets Pera apart from conventional assessments. 

  • Pera understands the value of candidates' time. It takes only 15 minutes to complete the digital interview, ensuring a streamlined process that respects candidates' schedules and reduces time pressure. 

  • A remarkable 97% of candidates express their satisfaction with Pera's talent assessment. This high level of approval underscores the effectiveness and appeal of Pera's approach in creating a positive candidate experience.

Quality Of Hire

  • Pera's core focus is on quality hires, achieved through the unique Pera Skope method. This method models and predicts business impact based on objective outcomes such as revenue, innovation, and employee satisfaction, ensuring a holistic assessment of candidates.

  • The Pera Skope method is a proprietary approach that leverages a 7-year study on high-performing teams and professionals. Predicting business impact through measurable outcomes, enables organizations to make data-driven decisions, leading to the selection of top-performing candidates.

  • Pera's in-depth study on high-performing teams and professionals forms the foundation for creating effective benchmarks. This study ensures that Pera's assessments are rooted in real-world data, offering a comprehensive understanding of the traits and competencies that lead to sustained success.


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  • Yes you can. Please directly request a trial. 
  • Yes, we do. Please check out our Pera Skope page

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