Your friendly AI recruiting assistant

Our AI avatar streamlines the screening phase and instantly engages candidates as they apply. The 20-minute long digital interview can be done from anywhere, at any time, and assists HR professionals with collecting the right candidate data. Having a conversation with our AI avatar is also an opportunity for candidates to add information to their application and show more of their personality.

Below you can listen to some of the questions and statements that will be asked during the conversation. 👇

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The AI avatar connects recruiters and candidates

The Tengai avatar is the interface between our recruitment platform, Tengai Recruiting Hub, and our candidate platform Tengai Talent Hub. Making it possible for recruiters to screen candidates in a more efficient and unbiased way. At the same time, job seekers feel in control over their data and can see how Tengai has interpreted their personalities and reuse their interviews for multiple positions.

Tengai avatar, Tengai Recruiting Hub and Tengai Talent Hub

Increase screening efficiency by 80%

Our friendly avatar is available in both English and Swedish which helps you engage candidates and improve conversations at the beginning of a recruitment process.

Collect all your data in one, secure place 

Protect and process interview data through a secure graph database. We fully comply with GDPR, hiring laws and follow ethical AI practices.

Increase DE&I with unbiased assessments

Remove unconscious bias from the recruitment process in order to build an inclusive workplace with varied perspectives and truly innovative ideas.

Save time with automatic nurturing

Maintain an instant dialogue with all of your candidates. Tengai sends automatic, personalized feedback to each applicant after they finish their interview.

The candidate interface

The Tengai avatar is interactive in its nature and uses Natural Language Understanding (NLU) to create a human-like conversation. The interactive aspect of our AI is what creates a fun candidate experience. But to create a bias-free assessment, candidates' answers are always processed through a scientifically proven framework that ensures that only the quality of the answers is taken into account.

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Illusion of life

Tengai has human-like qualities and exercises “human” cues, like nodding, blinking, and listening. This makes job seekers feel safe and comfortable, while also being engaging. The avatar is designed to be both gender and race neutral, to be more inclusive. 

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Natural language understanding (NLU)

Our AI uses NLU which gives it the ability to understand and interpret human language as it is spoken. The bi-directional conversation is available in both English and Swedish and we constantly tweak our NLU to pick up nuances in language depending on the demographic. 

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Available 24/7

Tengai is available all day, every day, and can be accessed from whatever device, without any downloads or waiting. Ensuring accessibility and empowering all candidates, while also increasing efficiency and quality of hire for HR professionals.


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Free from bias

To ensure a fair assessment, Tengai conducts "blind interviews" and does not have any access to candidates' personal data before, during, or after the interview. Our AI never uses facial recognition software to remove any possible discrimination based on appearance.

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The interview framework

By creating one interview framework out of several approaches, Tengai got a better way to assess candidates’ future work performance and a higher predictive validity. The AI is focused on collecting information about personality and competencies. So recruiters can spend more time finding information about the candidates' experiences and drive.

"With Tengai we managed to scale easily with automation, while maintaining our high demand for candidate experience and diversity!"

Johanna Nordin, HR Business Partner at Pophouse Entertainment 


80 %

of candidates think Tengai reduces the risk of discrimination

90 %

of candidates think Tengai enhances the hiring process

90 %

of candidates would like to be interviewed by Tengai again

The validation study

Validation study

Tengai's framework is tested by psychometric experts and proven to be accurate

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Our AI ethics

We have several ethical principles that work to guide us as we develop our technology

Frequently Asked Questions

From recruiters 

How can Tengai ensure objective recommendations?

We developed Tengai's framework to be objective with the help of a diverse team with over 20 years of experience in unbiased recruitment. To ensure objective recommendations, Tengai conducts "blind interviews" and does not have any access to candidates' personal data before, during, or after the interview. Our AI never uses facial recognition software to remove any possible discrimination based on appearance.

Read more about the unbiased framework >

How quickly can I start screening candidates?

As soon as you are ready! When Tengai is integrated in the process, you can start screening candidates after the first interview. Tengai makes sure to schedule the pre-screening interview with your applicants and delivers an exciting and fair candidate experience.

Do I need a course before using Tengai Recruiting Hub?

No, you do not need to take any course or have advanced training before using Tengai Recruiting Hub. Our platform is developed to be intuitive and suit all users, regardless of previous experience.

Here is a step-by-step of how it works >

Can Tengai understand different accents?

Yes! Tengai has support for understanding different accents and dialects so all candidates can have the same, fair experience. Our AI uses natural language understanding (NLU), which gives it the ability to understand and interpret human language as it is spoken and we constantly tweak our NLU to pick up nuances in language depending on the demographic.

From candidates

How do I prepare for an interview with Tengai?

There is nothing special you need to do before your interview with Tengai. All you need is a solid internet connection and a smartphone or computer! We do recommend that you come prepared with a couple of examples where you exceeded at work or school and find a quiet area to be successful.

Here is everything job seekers need to know before an interview with Tengai >

What languages can Tengai speak?

Tengai can speak English (with an American accent) and Swedish.

How long is the interview?

Tengai's interview takes around 20 minutes to complete and consists of 10 behavioral statements,  10 questions about personality, and some additional questions that are role specific. 

What happens after the interview?

Once the screening interview is completed, you will receive personalized feedback, so you know how the interpretation of your personality was made. You will be able to access your interview in the Tengai Talent Hub for one year and reuse your interview when applying for a new position.

Book a demo

Identify candidates to invite for the first interview, faster and more accurately with Tengai's AI interview. Lower the risk of bad hiring decisions with advanced conversational AI. 
Create a better candidate experience 
Maintain the human touch with a human-like avatar that is interactive and delivers personalized feedback.
Make unbiased, data-driven decisions
Validated to psychometric experts to be accurate and contribute to a more unbiased recruitment process. 
Recruit like your team is 7x larger
Eliminate scheduling, send one invite to all your candidates, and spend time where it really matters. 

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