Behaviour-based assessment provider Arctic Shores has appointed industry veteran Adam Hale as its new Chair.

Hale was previously CEO of HR tech scale-up Fairsail, which became Sage People following its acquisition. His previous roles have included Chairman of ScaleUp Institute, board member of Unit4, advisor to e-days and a member of the ScaleUp Group.

Hale said: “Companies today are desperate for tools to improve diversity and reduce bias while at the same time giving a great candidate experience. I firmly believe we’re looking at the future of assessment.”

CEO Robert Newry added: “We’re excited to have someone of Adam’s pedigree and experience join as Chair of Arctic Shores. He knows the HR Tech space, he knows how to create a successful scale-up SaaS business, and above all he is passionate about challenging the status quo. His appointment puts us in the best possible position to disrupt the industry and refocus recruitment to potential and capability instead of skills and experience.”

Hale’s appointment is announced just weeks after the company received total funding of £580,000, including investment from the UK Government’s Future Fund.

The firm said funding will be directed towards furthering the its psychometric tests, one million of which have been taken to January this year. The firm said it is now targeting two million candidates by the end of 2020.