We’re Team ThriveMap

Together we can raise the bar in recruitment

Raising the bar means hiring with insight, interviewing with consistency, and assessing with authenticity. It’s transparent hiring with nothing to hide. It says what it means and is what it claims to be. Just like us.

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What we believe

People should be hired because of their ability, not their background or experience

Candidates should be told about the realities of the job ahead of joining

Managers should have tools to make better hiring decisions

Reducing attrition is about the long-term, not one-off fixes

Reducing bias and increasing transparency makes recruitment fairer

People work better when they’re in an environment they enjoy

What we do

We create digital “day-in-the-life” pre-employment assessments for high volume hiring

What makes us 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:

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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.

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You’ll get 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.

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We give you full transparency.

Jobs are constantly evolving. Unlike other assessment providers, if something’s not working, you have the power to change it.

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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.

See ThriveMap in action

Our growing team

Chris Platts CEO Prehire assessment experts ThriveMap

Chris Platts


Recruiter, philosophy graduate and technology entrepreneur. Chris is passionate about the power of storytelling in the hiring process. Loves nothing more than getting lost in the imaginary worlds of his two young boys at the weekend.

Mark Hla, CTO ThriveMap Co-Founder

Mark Hla

Head of Product and Technology/Co-founder

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 chief coder and head of product with a passion for innovating and building beautiful software products.

Kieran Smith Senior Software Engineer Thrivemap

Kieran Smith

Senior Software Engineer

Kieran is a full stack web developer with a passion for building web applications and solving real problems. When he’s not coding, you’ll find Kieran tending to the vegetables growing in his allotment or walking his dog.

Lauren Lovett

Growth Marketing Manager

Harry Potter super-fan, self-confessed foodie and a chartered marketer with 15 years of experience and passion managing brand strategies, marketing campaigns and digital growth plans. ThriveMap’s culture and unique offering is such an inspiring company to work for.

Dr. Stephanie Cook. Dr. Cook Psychology lecturer and expert on ecologically valid process of measuring behaviour through real-life work scenarios and tasks.

Dr Stephanie Cook PhD

Chief Science Officer

As a lecturer in Psychology, 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 scenarios and tasks.

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Michael Lucas

Assessment Design Specialist

Our resident assessment creation expert, Michael adds invaluable experience to the ThriveMap team. He’s passionate about diversity, inclusion and all things Talent Assessment.

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Ready to learn more?

We’re available to provide pricing and guided tours of our pre-hire assessment solutions.

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