Assessment platform OutMatch introduced several enhancements to tailor its experience according to the local language and cultural needs of its users.
The company said the enhancements bring OutMatch into compliance with the latest WCAG requirements, keeps it abreast of GDPR needs and improve native-language detection. (WCAG, or Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, are published by the World Wide Web Consortium to address content accessibility.).@OutMatchHCM added enhancements to tailor UE for accessibility, local & cultural needs. #HR #HRTech Click To Tweet
The specific changes include:
- Automatic detection of local languages including English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Korean, Japanese, simplified Chinese and Italian. More languages will be added over time.
- WCAG-compliant experience including high contrast mode, screen reader optimization, and keyboard navigation.
- Incorporation of regional cultural norms for Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific. The company said these will give employers greater validity in assessment results for candidates outside of the U.S.
Outmatch also said it will open a dedicated EU data storage facility in mid-2020, giving global clients the ability to choose where their data is stored.
In developing the new features, OutMatch said it’s trying to address the needs of workers who experience some form of disability. The company referenced World Bank estimates that put the number at over 1 billion people, or 15 percent of workers overall. “As businesses become increasingly global and more people enter the workforce, access and accessibility to the right jobs becomes critical for building the most robust workforce,” it said.
“Meaningful, purposeful work should be available to everyone regardless of language or physical abilities,” said President and CEO Greg Moran, “hich is why we invest in accessibility, data security and local languages.”
OutMatch has been busy over the last several months. In December, LinkedIn added its video interview tools through the Talent Hub marketplace. The tools had been developed by Wepow, which Outmatch acquired in January 2019. Wepow uses live and pre-recorded video interviews and offers team-focused features such as recruitment funnel metrics.
The previous month, the company announced an integration of Prime Assessments with iCIMS. The move provided recruiters with additional insights into their talent pool and allowed mutual customers to send assessment results from OutMatch into the iCIMS ATS.
Earlier this month, Jim Trimarco joined the company as chief sales officer. His most recent position was senior vice president of sales for Virgin Pulse.
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