At the Nyenrode Incubator in the heart of Amsterdam, three Nyenrode alumni and founder Karim Akhlal run Recrout, a company that develops matching and selection technology. David Hoek, Wisse Roelofs and Martijn Spek discuss how the company was formed and the role that Nyenrode played and continues to play.Hoek: “Karim Akhlal started Recrout in 2015. As a recruiter, he noticed that candidates who seemed to be a good match based on their CV and the job vacancy criteria often turned out to be a mismatch in terms of personality and organizational culture during job interviews. Furthermore, personality and talent appear to be far greater determinants of work success.” Roelofs: “Karim turned it around: his idea was to start with the soft skills like personality, talent and competences, supplemented with hard skills, of course.” Recrout then developed the technology for a young talent platform. “Job applicants complete a talent assessment that measures their competences. This results in an assessment report that is matched with various talents and personality traits.