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Gamified, app-driven recruitment solution for candidate volumes of any size

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Accurately assess
candidates for entry level
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Identify high potential
employees regardless of
literacy or education

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Remotely assess work
readiness, learning potential
and trainability

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Why Odyssey

Gamified assessments for high volume recruitment

The introduction of psychologically proven gamification processes has changed the face of recruitment around the world. Experiencing the assessment process as a series of games makes candidates more engaged, and there is no need to rely on literacy or education levels.

Odyssey Talent Management is an assesstech company that combines over 40 years of psychological expertise with the latest innovations in gamification, artificial intelligence, machine learning and other psychometric assessment advancements. We have fused several complex disciplines in designing assessment solutions and systems that address key challenges prevalent in the high-volume pre-hire assessment industry, and when trying to identify talent in pools of entry level candidates.

Whilst our solutions utilise the latest global developments and technologies, and are used in many different markets, we believe that we are also ideally suited  to emerging economies, where many people are unable to find employment through the normal recruitment and selection channels.

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The Odyssey solution is the only entry level, high volume solution we are aware of that has been built on a comprehensive competence framework. Thus, we do not only rely on limited skills or constructs and we have focused on ensuring that the Odyssey solution is not just a catalogue of assessments or games we randomly add together based on what is available. Rather, deep thought has gone into each assessment included in the battery and the development thereof.

The Odyssey system incorporates a range of assessments and technologies which make it an ideal high volume recruitment solution for organisations that employ cashiers, packers, pickers, learners, call centre agents, and other semi-skilled workers. When applied correctly it is also especially effective in high volume initiatives such as graduate recruitment.

Odyssey can be used to level the playing fields when it comes to formal literacy and education levels. Unlike other assessment tools – which assume a base level of learning in each candidate – Odyssey consists of a series of gamified assessments and experiences that identify talent and potential, regardless of any previous formal training.

We believe that we can impact society by assisting the youth and the unemployed to showcase their potential and secure formal employment. If used correctly, our solutions can also assist our candidates to understand where their unique strengths and development areas are that, if addressed, will assist them to become more marketable, and better able to secure formal employment in the future.


Never miss a high potential candidate again!

So often recruiters overlook entry level candidates or graduates with very little work experience simply because the assessments they administer require a more advanced level of literacy or education than the job requires.

Odyssey uses an online, gamified assessment process to measure the only real skills employees need to successfully navigate the work demands of entry level positions, or graduate roles, where little work experience is required. These include:

Problem solving

Can the person display elementary problem solving and dynamically find a solution when no clear guidance is provided?

Instruction assimilation

Can the person assimilate and execute work processes?

English literacy

Vocabulary, spelling and sentence construction


How fast will the employee respond to on-the-job training?

Clerical accuracy

Accurate execution of clerical data capture tasks

Numerical literacy

Addition, multiplication and division


Accurate and fast execution of tasks and work processes

The Odyssey system screens candidates early in the recruitment process, rather than using assessment as a last hurdle.

It has a range of personality and behavioural assessments that, when combined with our AI engine and advanced predictive modelling, will allow candidates to not only demonstrate their ability to problem solve, learn, and work independently, but to display their affinity to the nature of jobs that they are applying to. This is done through the utilisation of proprietary algorithms, matching candidates to the work expected of them, thereby enhancing a candidate’s chance to not only secure employment, but to thrive and reach their full potential.

In partnership with Astra Constantine, Odyssey also distributes the Dynamic Risk Assessment, a non-verbal, gamified assessment which identifies counter-productive work behaviour. This can be used to diagnose other personality, values or emotional drivers that can limit a candidate’s ability to reach their full potential. It can also be deployed to predict deviant behaviour at work (such as theft, rule-breaking, absconding, etc.)

The Odyssey system includes a range of other diagnostic instruments that can add value to any high-volume scenario. This includes Video Interviews, pre-screening questions and technical assessment modules.

To find out more about our offerings and how we can assist you with your unique assessment challenges, please email us on or call us on 011 803 8703.


Embark on an epic voyage

As its name suggests, Odyssey is not just an assessment solution. It is an epic voyage of discovery and learning, assisting candidates to embark on their career journey while providing recruiters with insights into each individual’s capabilities and potential.

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Work your way through the games

The Odyssey system comprises a series of user-friendly games, each of which provides insight into a different dimension of talent or potential.

An element of fun has also been introduced to put candidates at ease and make the process a whole lot more enjoyable and less threatening.


Professional reporting

Once the candidate has completed the Odyssey journey, the recruiter is left with an accurate assessment of his or her skill levels per dimension measured, as well as an overall score and learning potential score. We also indicate whether or not we would recommend the candidate for employment, using our predictive modelling capability and AI engine.

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Odyssey is where you are

Assessments are mobile-enabled and can be completed on any smart-device. We have worked hard to ensure that our solutions require limited bandwidth, which means that they can be completed in any location, even in remote areas with limited data coverage


Odyssey is available in two solutions



Trainability is our basic flagship product. It assesses candidates against a clear skills matrix that demonstrates work readiness and trainability.



OJM is a more complex version of the Odyssey tool. It combines the Trainability matrix with our licensed work-style and interests questionnaires (work orientation scale and work-type orientation scale).

This expanded battery introduces an element of job matching into the mix, matching candidates with the type of work they will be expected to perform.


Experience Odyssey for yourself

Odyssey is available right now for recruiters of lower level staff in developing economies. It is the ideal tool for preselection, whether you’re testing 10 or 1 000 candidates – or even more


Request Demo

Please direct all demo requests to az.oc.tnelatyessydo@ofni for further information.