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Rec Tech: the Recruiting Technology Podcast

Bringing you technology inspired conversations with practitioners and vendors in the recruiting technology arena.

Aug 28, 2023

Stephane Rivard is the CEO at HiringBranch a Montreal based talent assessment software company. 


  • What makes a good assessment tool?

  • Could you share with our listeners the inspiration behind developing HiringBranch? 

  • How long does your assessment take and is it taken pre-apply or post apply?

  • Is it targeted toward certain skill sets or…?

  • What impact have you seen on the recruitment process and candidate selection since its implementation?

  • Candidate Experience: Many candidates might find voice assessments a new and potentially intimidating approach. How do you ensure that your technology creates a fair and comfortable experience for all candidates?

  • Customization and Job Fit: you guys use real-life job-specific questions. How does your technology ensure that these questions accurately represent the requirements and ….how do you strike a balance between standardization and customization?

  • Future of HR and Recruitment: Many industry experts speculate about the possibility of a 'recruiter-less' future, where advanced AI technologies handle the entire candidate selection process. How do you envision the role of AI evolving in this context, and what challenges and opportunities do you foresee for organizations? 

  • Interview-Less Future: As we consider a 'recruiter-less' future, can you also see an 'interview-less' future, where AI-driven assessments like HiringBranch become more prevalent. ……………….How do you envision this shift reshaping the way candidates and employers perceive the hiring process?  

  • Final Thoughts: Before I let you go. Is there anything else you'd like to share? Any events that you'll be attending in the coming month? Where can people find you?