Innovation Spotlight

Thresholds: Drawing the Line with Language Screening

Recorded Tuesday, March 16, 2021 | 2:00PM MT


One of the biggest challenges in screening job candidates by language ability is knowing where to draw the line. In this Tech Talk, experts Dr. Jacob Burdis and Nick McCleery will highlight how Emmersion’s threshold tool from its automated screening assessment makes defining that line easier, more accurate, and customized to your organization. Improving your thresholds will take your hiring from “good enough” to “exactly what we are looking for.”


  • At Emmersion, we talk about language proficiency as a scale in terms of thresholds because a person’s language ability depends on a lot of different factors.
  • Thresholds help take a lot of the bias and inaccuracy out of the hiring process.
  • Using thresholds in hiring makes the process more equitable while reducing the burdens on your hiring times as they find people that are better suited to their roles and happier as they perform their duties.
“The thresholds feature is meant to be a tool to translate the data coming in, so that our clients can make better decisions as they’re trying to automate and really reduce the amount of time and effort it takes to really make sure a candidate is the right person to hire.”
Jacob Burdis
CSO and Cofounder, Emmersion