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What to expect from the Neurolytics scan

We care about people and their work & life happiness. And so does the company you’re applying to.

Companies use the Neurolytics scan to create a more fair and unbiased recruitment process. Because they strive to hire people who are a true match in both qualities and personality for the company and the role they have available.

To find the right candidate, it is important to hire someone for who they really are, not who they appear to be. The Neurolytics scan helps both you and your selected company to identify how well you’ll fit in the open role.

Which scan will I get?
Depending on the role you’re applying for, this scan may consist of one or more of these three modules:

Your company can let you know which modules are the scan you’re going to take. You can also see them when you start the scan.

On this page you’ll read about what to expect from the modules, and some Frequently Asked Questions from other candidates.

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The Cultural Fit scan

The cultural fit scan empowers you and the hiring company to see how well you’re a match with the companies value and culture. The scan consists for two parts:

Watching a company video (~2 min.)

As you’re watching the video, your webcam is recording. Our smart technology can analyze your behavioral qualities to measure your engagement levels with the various messages in the video.

Questionnaire regarding your work preference (~5min.)

Make sure to answer the questionnaire regarding your preferred work environment, not the environment you’re currently in. It’s important for you to answer.


During the speaking module you’ll be asked to answer two questions. You’ll have about 1 minute to record each of your answers. You’re able to re-watch your answer and are allowed to redo your recordings as many times as you’d like before submitting them.

Once you submit your recordings, our smart technology will analyze your behavior for your general motivation and overall confidence.

Cognitive abilities

To learn more about your cognitive abilities, you’ll be taking a 10 minute timed questionnaire. The questionnaire consists of 4 types of questions:

  • General Knowledge
  • Logical reasoning
  • Numerical reasoning
  • Verbal reasoning

As you’re taking the questionnaire, you’re being recorded. The scores of this questionnaire, will tell the recruiter more about your stress resilience and your ease under pressure.

Example questions


Which season of the year has the lowest average temperature in The Netherlands?

a) Summer
b) Sprint
c) Winter
d) Fall / Autumn



Find the next number in the sequence: 190, 94, 46, 22, 10, 4

a) 1.5
b) 1
c) 0.5
d) 2



Apples cost more than oranges.
Apples cost less than bananas.
Bananas cost more than oranges and apples.
If the first two statements are true, the third statement is

a) True
b) False
c) Uncertain



Which word doesn’t belong?

a) Kitchen
b) Bathroom
c) Garden
d) Bedroom

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At Neurolytics we highly value your privacy. Your videos and data will be stored on our secure servers according to the GDPR regulations and is fully explained in our Privacy Policy.
The video’s typically won’t be viewed by any human eyes, since they are analyzed by our smart AI. If there is an error in your uploads to the extent where our AI can’t generate a reliable result, one of the Neurolytics employees may review your video.  

Since we collect your data on behalf of your (prospective) employer please contact them for more details on their Privacy policy.

We have two types of scores. Scores based on the video analysis and scores based on the questionnaires you answer. We use various statistical calculations to get the scores and use scientifically validated methods.

Unfortunately, you won’t be able to take the Neurolytics scan without a webcam*.  The results are based on our AI being able to analyze your behavioral qualities during the scan.
We recommend asking your friends or relatives to borrow a computer with a webcam, or reaching out to your (prospective) employer to further discuss your application process.

*except if you have a questionnaire only scan (mostly for internal use only)

Unfortunately, you won’t be able to take the Neurolytics scan without a laptop or computer since we cannot yet provide reliable results from scans done on tablets or mobile phones. 

We recommend asking your friends or relatives to borrow a computer with a webcam, or reaching out to the company you’re applying to to further discuss your application process.

We’re sorry you don’t recognize yourself with the outcome of the scan. Please be aware that the results are based on how you compare to others in specific areas. Our aim is to help you, and the company, to understand in which areas you’ll be a good match with the open role and company and in which area’s you may bring more diversity to the company. 

If you’re seeing results that don’t resonate with your perception, feel free to reach out to the company you’re applying to to express your perspective. We encourage all candidates to use the report to dig deeper into the results and discuss their needs and expectations of the role and company with their recruiter.

No, the scan is meant to be taken only once. Only in case your data can’t be analyzed you may be asked to re-do the scan by your selected company.

In order to ensure our smart AI can analyze your data correctly, the scan can only be taken on a computer or laptop.

Please reach out to the company you’re applying for. Make sure to send them the link you’re using and share with them the role you’re applying for. The company will be able to send you a new link.

That can vary. We only store your data to fulfill the agreements we have with the organization that requested the scan. Since your data is stored on behalf of our clients (your prospective employer) it is retained as long as they require it and while they are our clients. 

Please check with your (prospective) employer, the company that requested that you do the scan, their privacy policy and the data retention policy.

Please send any request regarding your data (e.g. if you would like your data to be deleted) to the organization that requested the scan. We are collecting your data on behalf of our clients so we have to follow their instructions on any handling or deletion.

Your data is stored according to the agreements that we have with each client. Please check with your (prospective) employer, the company that requested that you do the scan, what their privacy policy and any data retention policies they have.  

If you have any questions that aren’t answered on our What to expect page, you can send an email to, or reach out to your recruiter for clarifications.

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