Stockholm-based company Sqore has licensed assessment content from Oxford University Press in English, Mathematics, and Verbal and Nonverbal Reasoning.
Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford and a leading provider of high educational products and services. The content they have licensed to Sqore will be used on Sqore.com to assess skills in a gamified competition format.
Traditional listings engage candidates only for a few seconds, while gamified competitions engage and excite participants globally. Last year McKinsey published an article – “Connecting talent with opportunity in the digital age” – where they predicted that online talent platforms will add $2,7 trillion to the world economy by 2025.
“We are very excited about working with Sqore, and proud to be further contributing to the ability of students to demonstrate their skills and knowledge through Sqore’s platform” says Giuseppe Trapani, Senior Business Development Manager at Oxford University Press.
“Working with Oxford University Press in this capacity enhances our testing platform. We’re excited to bring in their material to our question database, and to continue making sure the quality of our content matches the astounding quality of the talent who are a part of our global community” says Niklas Jungegård, CEO of Sqore.
CVs do not necessarily reflect candidates’ employable skills. Sqore’s certification process validates skills, regardless of how they were learned, in a fun and engaging way. We like to call it Equal access to opportunity.
Sqore, based in Stockholm, specializes in global recruitment competitions that allow organizations to recruit the best people, regardless of background. Their recruitment platform connects and engages global talent to opportunity through skills-based competitions, giving companies and universities the necessary data to identify top performers. They currently have over 650,000 users, and hundreds of partners and clients; some notable clients include Credit Suisse, Electrolux, IBM, IKEA, HEC, Autodesk, ABB, London Business School, The Economist Group, H&M Foundation, and Spotify.
About Oxford University Press
Oxford University Press (OUP) is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. OUP is the world’s largest university press with the widest global presence. It currently publishes thousands of new publications a year, has offices in around fifty countries, and employs nearly 6,000 people worldwide. It has become familiar to millions through a diverse publishing programme that includes scholarly works in all academic disciplines, bibles, music, school and college resources, children’s books, materials for teaching English as a foreign language, business books, dictionaries and reference books, and academic journals.
Read stories of our winners’ experience with skills-based challenges at blog.sqore.com/stories
Download the OUP_press_release as a PDF.