VISITS Design-Tech Company

11.08.2021 MondayNews

“Design Thinking Test” Wins the “HR Award 2021” Excellence Award in the Human Resources Recruitment and Employment Category – the second award following the DHRC2021HR Technology Division Grand Prix

VISITS Technologies K.K. (Location: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, CEO: Masaru Matsumoto, hereinafter referred to as “VISITS”) is pleased to announce that we have been awarded the Excellence Award in the Human Resources Recruitment and Employment category of the “HR Award 2021” (Organizer: “HR Award” Steering Committee, Sponsor: Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare). Of the 387 entries for 2021, 20 companies were awarded in the professional category in the first selection round. Furthermore, after a voting process by 200,000 HR professionals nationwide and a final selection by the committee, the Design Thinking Test was selected as the representative HR product for 2021.

In today’s rapidly changing world with advanced digitization, there is a growing demand for highly creative people, and an accelerating trend towards new assessment criteria in recruitment and staffing. Creativity is the ability to identify essential problems and come up with solutions, and is increasingly in demand in all areas of business, not just new business and product planning.
“The Design Thinking Test” is the world’s first online assessment tool that uses a unique algorithm to quantitatively evaluate an individuals’ ability to identify and solve problems, which until now has been difficult to assess quantitatively. (Utilizing VISITS Technologie’s patented CI technology). The number of examinees has exceeded 120,000 in October 2021.

■ What is the “Design Thinking Test”
The “Design Thinking Test” uses a patented algorithm to quantify the ability to “discover essential problems and come up with solutions”. That is, creativity, which could not be visualized quantitatively with conventional assessment tools. This enables us to efficiently identify people with the skills that are essential for future business people. The “Design Thinking Test” has already been used by more than 200 companies, including major Japanese corporations, consulting firms and major electronics manufacturers, mainly in the areas of recruitment and human resource development.


March 2019 “Design Thinking Test” Official Release
January 2020  Examinees exceeds 10,000
October 2020 Design Thinking Festival 2020 (10,000 Entries)
January 2021  Examinees exceeds 50,000
August 2021  Examinees exceeds 110,000
October 2021 Design Thinking Festival 2020 (17,000 Entries)

【Seminar Recording】
“The real DX human resources needed for value creation in a rapidly changing era?” as discussed by Professor Kazuo Ichijo.
The seminar discusses “DX human resources”, which will play an increasingly important role in future society. The future requirements of organizations and people as well as the importance of design thinking skills is explored.

■ Future Developments
VISITS Technologie will continue to develop and improve our services in the areas of recruitment, executive and DX HR search and development, and talent management, so that individuals’ creativity can be more objectively evaluated. We are committed to helping companies accelerate innovation and digitalisation. We have obtained a US patent and plan to expand overseas.
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【Company Overview】
Establishment : June 2014
Location : Yusen Building 2F, 2-3-2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Mission : To build an ecosystem where everyone in the world can contribute to social value creation through the science of creativity.
Business activities : Planning, development and operation of various products using consensus-building algorithm “Consensus Intelligence Technology ” (patented in Japan and the U.S.)

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