"Sammi-Select combines proven social science with ethically deployed technology for fair, more objective, cost-efficient people-selection while overcoming social distancing restrictions."
SAMMI™ is a fully-automated interview system, leveraging proven social science to:
Improve the quality of your people-selection
Reduce human bias through scientifically proven methods
Cut costs by at least 50%
Overcome social distancing and travel restrictions
Successfully trialled in the UK & US with academic experts, SAMMI™ can be customised to suit your criteria and needs informing both pre-selection and/or final interview decisions.
The SAMMI™ difference:
• Focus on objectivity
• Prioritises equal opportunities
• Uniquely evidence-based
• Scientifically proven
• Fully customisable
• Evaluates responses against your organisational values and attributes
• Individual candidate feedback generated
• Curated by academic experts
• Successfully trialled in the UK and US
• Informs pre-selection and/or final interview decisions
• Scalable up & down
• Showcases candidates’ potential in open response format
Our team comprises key individuals with all the necessary skills and drive to help improve your selection process. They understand your candidate selection problems and how technology can help.
CEO & Co-Founder
CTO & Co-Founder
Our co-founder, Dr Alison Callwood, has experienced first-hand the frustrations and issues associated with candidate selection. She has dedicated over 15 years to researching new, innovative & proven interview methods across university education/healthcare and industry as well as non-governmental & charitable organisations established international networks, recognition and publications.
Our co-founder Dr Lee Gillam has over two decades of complementary technical expertise in AI, Data Analytics, and Cloud Computing, uniquely placing Sammi-Select at the forefront of candidate selection innovation. Lee is an IT/CS Expert with extensive innovation experience in science and business.
Angelos Christidis is our Principal Software Engineer, backed by relevant publications at internationally recognised conferences - with further research and patent activities, multiple hackathon wins and cutting edge projects in the pipeline. Angelos built the SAMMI proof-of-concept and is expert in leading-edge software development.
Andy Whitehair is our Non-Executive Director with over 15 years’ experience in technology business leadership for large organisations including eBay.
Mark Hennessy is our Executive Advisor with over 30 years’ experience in Recruitment and HR Consulting. He has held successful leadership positions including for the IoT Technology Manufacturing firm Pelipod (acquired by BT) in addition to NED roles. Mark is also an active mentor within SETsquared, an award-winning business technology incubator working with a network of UK Universities to successfully support early-stage start-ups.
Our Advisory Board provides us with external perspective, largely focused on how to make SAMMI even more useful to industrial, academic, government and non-governmental organisations.
Academic Lead for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, University of Surrey. Social epidemiologist
Former Head of Talent Selection Innovation at the United Nations / Industrial & Organizational Psychologist / Co-Founder, Antro-Analytics
25+ years experience in the Recruitment field, Leader and Expert in Talent Acquisition, Development and the use of new technology in HR
Associate Dean for Admissions, Senior Lecturer, St George’s, University of London, Chartered Health Psychologist.
NHS Phychiatrist & Reader in Psychometric Epidemiology, University of York
Held senior HR positions including European HR Director for Google. Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development; experienced NED.
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