In 2019, O’Melveny became the first US law firm to implement pymetrics, a cutting-edge assessment tool, into our recruiting process. Pymetrics evaluates candidates based on their potential, not their pedigree.
Pymetrics uses a series of objective, behavior-based electronic “games” that measure candidates’ cognitive and emotional traits. Processed by machine learning and audited by artificial intelligence to remove any bias from models, pymetrics offers an objective data point that O’Melveny can consider along with résumés, grades, and interviews.
This additional data point offers new information about candidates’ potential for success at O’Melveny while helping override the implicit biases that naturally seep into traditional recruiting methods.