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Hyatt and Sutherland to Use pymetrics Platform to Hire Thousands of Opportunity Youth


pymetrics's Grant from The Rockefeller Foundation Will Support Hiring
in Baltimore, Chicago, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Washington DC

a New York City-based company that uses neuroscience and AI to predict
the right person for a job while removing bias from the process, today
announced the corporate partners who will participate in an initiative
supported by a $150,000 grant from The Rockefeller Foundation to help
Opportunity Youth find meaningful employment opportunities. Hyatt, a
leading global hospitality company, and Sutherland, the global process
transformation company, are among the corporations participating in the
initiative to tailor and use pymetrics' neuroscience games and
artificial intelligence to find high potential candidates who might have
been overlooked using traditional hiring practices.

Opportunity Youth are individuals ages 18–24 who are neither in school
nor working full time and are often screened out by the standard job
application process. Sutherland and community-based organizations that
work with Hyatt will use the pymetrics platform to pair thousands of
employment opportunities with Opportunity Youth. These jobs will improve
the economic futures of these youths while building stronger, more
inclusive workforces for both companies.

"We are thrilled that Hyatt and Sutherland will enable our predictive
platform to screen potential hires through this generous grant from The
Rockefeller Foundation," said Frida Polli, PhD, founder and CEO of
pymetrics. "This initiative will help remove the barriers that limit
Opportunity Youths' access to stable work. We hope it will also inspire
other employers to reimagine both their hiring processes and the types
of workers they consider for employment."

"We are proud to support pymetrics in this work to help companies find
more successful matches for entry-level roles by rethinking how they
approach hiring—unlocking a new, diverse pool of talent for the employer
and greater economic opportunity for youth," said Alyson Wise, associate
director at The Rockefeller Foundation. "New tools using technology and
data allow companies to predict job performance like never before, and
we applaud Hyatt and Sutherland for using these tools to create
meaningful career opportunities for Opportunity Youth."

The hiring is slated to begin this fall in Baltimore, Chicago,
Washington DC and Los Angeles for the Hyatt opportunities and in Houston
and Las Vegas for the Sutherland opportunities.

"Hyatt is fortunate to be part of a travel and tourism industry that
provides 1 out of 10 jobs globally. With more than half of U.S. hotel
general managers starting in entry-level roles, hospitality remains a
field where you can rise from entry-level roles and develop meaningful,
long-term careers than can change the trajectory of your life," said
Malaika Myers, chief human resources officer, Hyatt. "As the first
global hospitality company to enable use of pymetrics' gamified
assessment, community-based organizations will work with Hyatt hotels to
pair Opportunity Youth candidates' inherent skillsets with entry-level
roles in hospitality. This emerging technology will allow us to scale
job opportunities and set candidates up for success."

"Sutherland was founded on the principle of transformation, whether in
re-envisioning business processes, customer experience or even the
hiring practices and employee experience within our own walls," said Dan
Lang, senior vice president at Sutherland. "We're honored to be working
with pymetrics and with the support of The Rockefeller Foundation to
deliver transformation from the inside out and provide Opportunity Youth
with the skills and growth needed to succeed. With this initiative,
we're committed to building a dynamic, inclusive workplace for employees
that encourages the type of diverse thinking our company was built on."

About pymetrics: Founded by Harvard/MIT-trained PhDs, pymetrics
uses neuroscience data and AI to help global clients like Unilever,
Accenture and LinkedIn make their hiring and internal mobility more
predictive and less biased. pymetrics replaces the resume as a
first-pass filter by assessing candidates based on their true potential
– their inherent cognitive and emotional make-up. Using algorithms that
are trained on high-performing employees at a company, pymetrics builds
a trait profile of a company's top performers to select best fit talent.
These algorithms are then audited to remove any gender or ethnic bias.
pymetrics also serves as a common application for candidates, ensuring
that everyone finds their best-fit job, regardless of where they apply.
With over 60 enterprise clients and offices in NYC, London, and
Singapore, pymetrics is powering the future of hiring: efficient,
predictive, and bias-free. (

About The Rockefeller Foundation: For more than 100 years, The
Rockefeller Foundation's mission has been to promote the well-being of
humanity throughout the world. Together with partners and grantees, The
Rockefeller Foundation strives to catalyze and scale transformative
innovations, create unlikely partnerships that span sectors, and take
risks others cannot – or will not. For more information, please visit

About Hyatt Hotels Corporation: Hyatt Hotels Corporation,
headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company with a
portfolio of 14 premier brands. As of June 30, 2018, the Company's
portfolio included more than 750 properties in more than 55 countries
across six continents. The Company's purpose to care for people so they
can be their best informs its business decisions and growth strategy and
is intended to attract and retain top colleagues, build relationships
with guests and create value for shareholders. The Company's
subsidiaries develop, own, operate, manage, franchise, license or
provide services to hotels, resorts, branded residences, vacation
ownership properties, and fitness and spa locations, including under the Park
Hyatt®, Miraval®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt®, Andaz®, Hyatt
Centric®, The Unbound Collection by Hyatt®, Hyatt Place®, Hyatt House®,
Hyatt Ziva
, Hyatt ZilaraHyatt Residence
and exhale® brand names. For more
information, please visit

About Sutherland: As a process transformation company, Sutherland
rethinks and rebuilds processes for the digital age by combining the
speed and insight of design thinking with the scale and accuracy of data
analytics. We have been helping customers across industries from
financial services to healthcare, achieve greater agility through
transformed and automated customer experiences for over 30 years.
Headquartered in Rochester, New York, Sutherland employs thousands of
professionals spanning 20 countries around the world. To learn more,
please visit us at

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