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Seize your opportunity.

 

Find the right talent.

 

Our mission is to give people the power to realize their potential and connect with opportunity.

Knack is a game-based, science-driven, data-powered
talent-matching platform.

 

 

For people everywhere

 

Knack uses mobile games to match people to opportunity. And it’s free. As you play, our algorithms tap into the power of games, crunching every bit of gameplay data to pinpoint your strengths and identify possible paths to success. You can find your talent, broadcast your potential, and connect with educational opportunities and jobs.

Everyone can have a rewarding career and fulfilling life, and helping people play to their strengths empowers them, and helps their families thrive and communities grow.

 

 

1

Find your knacks

The Knack app’s science-driven games uncover your abilities, competencies, and interpersonal and work skills, and gives you the perfect platform to showcase them for employers.

2

Map your career direction

The Knack app maps the professions that match your knacks, and helps you leverage your strengths on the road to a successful career and personal fulfillment.

3

Connect with employers

The Knack app sends you personalized notifications about promising jobs, and gives you the power to instantly connect with employers without the painful online application process.


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    Find your knacks
    The Knack app’s science-driven games uncover your abilities, competencies, and interpersonal and work skills, and gives you the perfect platform to showcase them for employers.

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    Chart your career path
    The Knack app maps the professions that match your knacks, and helps you leverage your strengths on the road to a successful career and personal fulfillment.

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    Connect with employers
    The Knack app sends you personalized notifications about promising jobs, and gives you the power to instantly connect with employers without the painful online application process.

 

 

For business

Knack helps businesses all over the world solve their most critical challenge—attracting, hiring, developing and empowering top talent. Tapping into the appeal of mobile games, insight of behavioral neuroscience, and power of big data, Knack enables you to identify the right people—quickly, consistently and repeatedly—at web scale.

Whether you’re a global enterprise or a small business, using the Knack Business App is straightforward: as people play, our algorithms predict potential in real time so you can make the right decisions and hire the right talent. Powerful, yet simple.

 

 

For education

We built Knack to help people find the right jobs. Students, learners, and trainees in high schools, colleges, universities, and workforce training programs are matched to opportunities—including some they may not have even considered—based on their potential rather than their credentials.

Leading employers are using Knack in their campus, online, and social recruiting to find talent, with more companies getting on board every day.

Schools are making Knack available to their students and alumni to help them discover their strengths, develop self awareness, map their options, and jump-start their careers by getting hired into the jobs best suited to their talents.

And, as part of our company’s global social mission, Knack is free to all schools and students.

 

For good

 

Knack uses its breakthrough, scalable technology to provide disadvantaged and marginalized people around the world with an empowering gateway to social and economic mobility. Helping people tap into their true potential will increase their well-being, break persistent cycles of poverty, and make them hopeful about the future.

Hope is one of our most powerful resources. Technology, connectivity, and mobility can, and, we believe, should play a key role in producing hope at global scale. Knack aims to unlock the talents of the next Billion Minds, replace cycles of poverty with cycles of hope, and fundamentally alter life trajectories and socio-economic outcomes for all.

Two recent projects produced unprecedented data and insight about the talent hidden in disadvantaged populations—Project Hope working with students in the Philippines, and the Impact Hiring project, whose paper and data will be released this month, focusing on unemployed youth in the U.S.

TechHire is a bold public-private initiative to empower Americans with the skills they need for the half-million well-paying jobs available in fields like software development, network administration, and cybersecurity.

Using universities and community colleges as well as coding “boot camps” and online courses, TechHire partners will train workers to fill the critical need for employees with these skills.

Upskill America is an employer-led movement to expand economic opportunity for America’s workers.

As employers are struggling to find skilled workers, tens of millions of people in low-wage jobs could be trained to fill more challenging roles but lack a clear career path and have little access to career-relevant training.

The Billion Minds Initiative is our audacious plan to unlock the potential of the world’s underserved, and give them the chance to choose their own future.

We believe technology should make everyone’s life better, and people from disadvantaged areas have skills that can be unlocked to the benefit of entire communities, filling the critical talent gap—crucial for business growth and mitigating the impacts of poverty.

 

 

From our users

 

  • “I love your product.”
    Nic Walters, CIO, allaboutexpert.com
  • “Just tried Knack. It’s unbelievable!”
    User tweet
  • “Get this game!!!”
    Eja500, via App Store review
  • “A revolution in recruiting.”
    Yvo Smit, VP of Restaurant & Retail, Ghirardelli Chocolate Company
  • “5 stars for implementing an idea I had. Overall, excellent games and on-target ‘knacks’.”
    iPhella, via App Store review
  • “Amazing company—schools and students should take advantage of their cutting-edge technology.”
    Dawn Ross, Director of Career Services, Framingham State University
  • “I work closely with AB InBev and they told me about it. What a great tool.”
    Tom Denford, Joint CEO, ID Comms Ltd
  • “Knack will change the way we as Americans look at each other.”
    Matthew Henry, Dean of Innovative Education and Chief Information Officer, Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning, LeTourneau University
  • “Thanks for letting my school’s business class use knack. It’s awesome by the way.”
    Teresa, student, Liberty High School
    Colorado Springs
  • “I thought this was incredible when I did it and would love to do this for my whole family.“
    Amanda McKenzie, Chief Marketing Officer, Aviva
  • “The potential impact of Knack for millions of people trying to figure out their own path is exceptional. Keep it up!”
    Jean-loup, via Twitter
  • “Knack’s games are awesome. Testing through games obscures test method & metrics. Can’t game the game.“
    Kevin, via Twitter
  • “At first I guffawed…but it’s actually brilliant Knack has developed a mobile game to test for a wide range of skills in young people.”
    Deborah Villareal, Director/Producer, via LinkedIn
  • “I have downloaded and played the two games and have such a blast with them. This is a unique experience—I have never seen another company using this kind of creative method to assess the potential employees.”
    Thu Giang, MBA general management internship applicant, Anheuser-Busch InBev
  • “Based on [other tests] and my view of myself Knack did quite well. …It’s fun to try new things. Try it yourself, really! It just takes minutes to do and it’s pretty fun.”
    Mikael, via blog (translated from Swedish)
  • “I believe what you are doing is amazing…”
    Samuel J Silver, Graduate Student, University of Maryland University College

 

 

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