Raising the bar in recruitment

Personalised pre-hire assessments built on authenticity

Raising the bar in recruitment

Personalised pre-hire assessments built on authenticity

Inspiring honesty, transparency, fairness, and change

Our approach is all about helping you hire more authentically while navigating an increasingly opaque job market. We’re passionate about transforming our client’s hiring processes so that it’s streamlined, more transparent and honest.

Where candidates gain worthwhile experience of a job ahead of joining and have a hand in deciding fit.

Where hiring decisions are based on merit, not background or experience.

We think this is the future of recruitment. And we hope you’ll join us in raising the bar.

Inspiring honesty, transparency, fairness, and change

Our approach is all about helping you hire more authentically while navigating an increasingly opaque job market. We’re passionate about transforming our client’s hiring processes so that it’s streamlined, more transparent and honest.

Where candidates gain worthwhile experience of a job ahead of joining and have a hand in deciding fit.

Where hiring decisions are based on merit, not background or experience.

We think this is the future of recruitment. And we hope you’ll join us in raising the bar.

Ready to see how ThriveMap will work for your organisation?

Ready to see how ThriveMap will work for your organisation?

We believe in:

People being hired because of their present abilities and future potential, not prior experiences

Equipping managers with the tools they need to make better hiring decisions

Fairness. Reducing bias and increasing transparency in the recruitment process

Telling candidates what we would want to know about a job if we were in their shoes

Helping companies build systems to hire better people long-term, not just one-off fixes

Having colleagues work on things they’re excited about, in an environment that develops them

We believe in:

People being hired because of their present abilities and future potential, not prior experiences

Telling candidates what we would want to know about a job if we were in their shoes

Equipping managers with the tools they need to make better hiring decisions

Helping companies build systems to hire better people long-term, not just one-off fixes

Fairness. Reducing bias and increasing transparency in the recruitment process

Having colleagues work on things they’re excited about, in an environment that develops them

What makes ThriveMap different?

It’s an important question. There are lots of pre-hire assessment tools on the market and not a lot of information on what makes them different. Our approach is different for these reasons:

We only measure
behaviour in context.

People behave differently in different contexts. Measuring someone’s ability in one environment does not mean they’ll display that ability in another.

We allow for complete
personalisation.

We believe each company is unique. In fact, each role within each company is unique. Someone could perform well in the same job in another company and fail in yours.

We give you
full transparency.

Unlike other assessment providers, if something’s not working, you have the power to change it. That could be changes to questions, to attributes we’re measuring, or to the scoring weightings we’ve assigned.

We make your candidate
the hero of the story.

We place the candidate in the heart of the story of a typical work day. If they don’t like the sound of the role or culture they can withdraw from the process at any time.

What makes ThriveMap different?

It’s an important question. There are lots of pre-hire assessment tools on the market and not a lot of information on what makes them different. Our approach is different for these reasons:

We only measure
behaviour in context.

People behave differently in different contexts. Measuring someone’s ability in one environment does not mean they’ll display that ability in another.

We allow for complete
personalisation.

We believe each company is unique. In fact, each role within each company is unique. Someone could perform well in the same job in another company and fail in yours.

We give you
full transparency.

Unlike other assessment providers, if something’s not working, you have the power to change it. That could be changes to questions, to attributes we’re measuring, or to the scoring weightings we’ve assigned.

We make your candidate
the hero of the story.

We place the candidate in the heart of the story of a typical work day. If they don’t like the sound of the role or culture they can withdraw from the process at any time.

“Working with ThriveMap has been great from the get go. They instantly got what we wanted to deliver.”

Abby Zimmerman
AVP Talent Acquisition, Safelite Inc

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“Working with ThriveMap has been great from the get go. They instantly got what we wanted to deliver.”

Abby Zimmerman
AVP Talent Acquisition, Safelite Inc

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Refreshingly honest

“We like clients because of their money. They like us because of our honesty.”

This was an old ad slogan from a Swiss private bank. And we love it.

After spending time getting to know your business we’ll tell you which things we think you need to be honest with candidates about in the hiring process. This is all part of our commitment to raising the bar and creating a new standard of transparency in recruitment. Your candidates will love you for it, your organisation will thrive on it.

Refreshingly honest

“We like clients because of their money. They like us because of our honesty.”

This was an old ad slogan from a Swiss private bank. And we love it.

After spending time getting to know your business we’ll tell you which things we think you need to be honest with candidates about in the hiring process. This is all part of our commitment to raising the bar and creating a new standard of transparency in recruitment. Your candidates will love you for it, your organisation will thrive on it.

We’re powered by story, strategy, and science

3 very different approaches.
Each bringing a vital perspective to the table.

Chris Platts

CEO/Co-founder

The Storyteller

A Philosophy graduate and former recruiter, Chris is passionate about the power of engaging storytelling in the hiring process, and loves nothing more than getting lost in the imaginary worlds of his two young boys at the weekend. With a creative mind that’s always on the go, he’s an expert at connecting the dots between the needs of a company, a job, and its candidates. Chris originally founded TalentRocket with Mark, a culture-driven recruitment marketplace. This evolved into assessments which looked into cultural-alignment between people and teams, before moving into the work simulation approach which ThriveMap is known for today. Chris says, “There’s still some way to go to get companies to be radically honest in how they describe their roles and culture, but we’re making strides every day.”

Mark Hla

Head of Product and Technology/Co-founder

The Strategist

When he’s not drinking espresso or taking his dog Gatsby for bracing walks by the sea, Mark is busy making seemingly impossible and complex problems solvable. Insightful and analytical, he’s our coder and head of product with a passion for innovating and building beautiful software products. He’s been founding start-ups since 2013, while his work with business-focused software goes back to 1995 – when floppy disks were still a thing and mobile phones were an emerging technology! Mark is also the founder of Manage A Smile, a blog centered around helping people to become better managers. Mark works in capacities too wide and varied to enumerate, including Product Inventor, Programmer, Technical Architect, Designer, Development Manager, Assessment Creator, Workshop Facilitator and business-lead strategist. We don’t know where we’d be without him.

Dr Stephanie Cook PhD

Chief Science Officer

The Scientist

As a Psychology lecturer, Dr. Cook brings her knowledge of the latest research, scientific insight and hands-on expertise to ThriveMap. She’s a champion of ThriveMap’s ecologically valid process of measuring behaviour through real life work contexts. Here’s what she has to say: “When looking for practical solutions to human challenges, such as recruitment and workplace performance, it’s important to stay focused on the real life behaviour that we observe, and use science to supplement our understanding. It’s important to consider the distinction between behaviour observed in the lab and behaviour observed in real life, and not sacrifice our understanding of one for the other.”

We’re powered by story, strategy, and science

3 very different approaches.
Each bringing a vital perspective to the table.

Chris Platts

CEO/Co-founder

The Storyteller

A Philosophy graduate and former recruiter, Chris is passionate about the power of engaging storytelling in the hiring process, and loves nothing more than getting lost in the imaginary worlds of his two young boys at the weekend. With a creative mind that’s always on the go, he’s an expert at connecting the dots between the needs of a company, a job, and its candidates. Chris originally founded TalentRocket with Mark, a culture-driven recruitment marketplace. This evolved into assessments which looked into cultural-alignment between people and teams, before moving into the work simulation approach which ThriveMap is known for today. Chris says, “There’s still some way to go to get companies to be radically honest in how they describe their roles and culture, but we’re making strides every day.”

Mark Hla

Head of Product and Technology/Co-founder

The Strategist

When he’s not drinking espresso or taking his dog Gatsby for bracing walks by the sea, Mark is busy making seemingly impossible and complex problems solvable. Insightful and analytical, he’s our coder and head of product with a passion for innovating and building beautiful software products. He’s been founding start-ups since 2013, while his work with business-focused software goes back to 1995 – when floppy disks were still a thing and mobile phones were an emerging technology! Mark is also the founder of Manage A Smile, a blog centered around helping people to become better managers. Mark works in capacities too wide and varied to enumerate, including Product Inventor, Programmer, Technical Architect, Designer, Development Manager, Assessment Creator, Workshop Facilitator and business-lead strategist. We don’t know where we’d be without him.

Dr Stephanie Cook PhD

Chief Science Officer

The Scientist

As a Psychology lecturer, Dr. Cook brings her knowledge of the latest research, scientific insight and hands-on expertise to ThriveMap. She’s a champion of ThriveMap’s ecologically valid process of measuring behaviour through real life work contexts. Here’s what she has to say: “When looking for practical solutions to human challenges, such as recruitment and workplace performance, it’s important to stay focused on the real life behaviour that we observe, and use science to supplement our understanding. It’s important to consider the distinction between behaviour observed in the lab and behaviour observed in real life, and not sacrifice our understanding of one for the other.”

See ThriveMap in action

See ThriveMap in action