LONDON, December 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – SHL, the world leader in talent innovation, announces today that it has completed the acquisition of Aspiring Minds. SHL offers the largest and most valid database of human potential coupled with a history of scientific rigor, and has now added Aspiring Minds’ proven, AI-powered suite of assessment and interviewing tools, creating the most comprehensive and transparent talent strategy solution available in the market today.

The power of the joining of SHL and Aspiring Minds lies in understanding the most important asset in business strategy: people, and their ability to disrupt business-as-usual, achieve digital transformation, and grow business outcomes beyond today’s standards. SHL and Aspiring Minds together offer a global platform spanning hiring to leadership development that helps business leaders optimize their team’s potential for today and the future, as well as building a talent strategy to fuel success.

With an expanded portfolio that now includes coding, language, video interview and skills tests alongside personality, motivation, cognitive ability, language assessments and leadership benchmarking, SHL can help talent innovation across the breadth of the organization. The combination of SHL and Aspiring minds provides customers with an unparalleled, transparent AI-powered platform of meaningful and insightful talent data to produce the predictive analytics required to support a global workforce.

SHL expects to offer Aspiring Minds solutions in early 2020.

About SHL  

SHL, the global leader in HR technology and psychometric science, transforms businesses by leveraging the power of people, science, and technology.  Our unrivalled workforce data and highly validated talent solutions provide organizations with the workforce and scale to optimally leverage their people’s potential that maximize business outcomes.  

We equip recruiters and leaders with people insights at an organization, team, and individual level, accelerating growth, decision making, talent mobility, and inspiring an inclusive culture. To build a future where businesses thrive because their people thrive. 

With 45 years of talent expertise, we are the trusted technology partner to more than 10,000 companies worldwide, across more than 150 countries, including 50% of the Fortune Global 500 and 80% of the FTSE 100. For more information, visit 


About Aspiring Minds

Aspiring Minds is a global leader in assessments and credentialing, dramatically improving recruitment & workforce efficiency. Powered by AI, psychometry and science over 3,000 companies and institutions worldwide rely on our validated assessments to help them recruit the right people, develop requisite skills benchmarks and assess workforce health. Visit


Julia Landon