Debra Cassens Weiss writes,"O’Melveny & Myers will be evaluating potential summer associates through online games that measure traits such as effort, attention, planning, memory and flexibility.
O’Melveny is using the games developed by neuroscientists at a company called Pymetrics, according to a press release and an American Lawyer article.
O’Melveny is building its own unique algorithm by having its own associates play the games. Pymetrics will build a success profile based on the results and then audit the algorithm to remove potential gender, racial or ethnic bias.
In December, O’Melveny will host calls to introduce Pymetrics to career-services personnel at schools where it conducts on-campus recruiting. Then in January, O’Melveny will make the Pymetrics tool available to any first-year law students interested in applying at the firm.
The goal is to broaden O’Melveny’s recruiting efforts and make those efforts as effective and unbiased as possible."