Understanding game-based assessment
Understanding game-based assessment and what it brings to your recruitment and selection. Game-based assessment is increasing in its use within the area of volume recruitment, particularly attraction.
Advances in technology and the prevalence of online game playing, means that this attractive way to assess applicants, is accepted by applicants and supports a forward-thinking corporate positioning of a hiring organisation.
The challenge is to develop an engaging and easy-to-understand game with high quality graphics that has robust psychometric data supporting it so that responses give reliable, accurate and valid insights.
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This paper covers a range of issues related to gamification: What are the underlying issues about gamification; current research about user acceptance, the difference between gamification versus gamified psychometrics and what should companies be thinking about in terms of fairness, adverse impact and with what objectives gamified elements can be used in the talent strategy.
Game-changing recruitment: 7 tips to enhance your employer brand
Are you looking to combine gamification and assessment? To see how gamified assessments can enhance your employer brand?
David Barrett offers seven tips for creating a distinctive gamified assessment. The attraction of using a game is that it challenges candidates and enables them to score points, compete with others, try out different strategies and get recognition and instant feedback - all without feeling that they’re being ‘measured’. But a distinction needs to be drawn here. Download to read more.
Who plays games?
Today, the typical gamer is a 26-year-old woman playing games on her smartphone. 5 years ago this was a 33-year-old man on a console; 10 years ago, a 17-year-old boy on a console.
We have all been playing games since the invention of the 'rock, paper, scissors' game by the Chinese around 2,000 years ago. It is a universal game, played by all cultures and it seems we all like the simplicity of the rules and the engaging, fun format.
There's psychology underlying how even this game is played. Your first choice of gesture in 'rock, paper, scissors indicates your personality. Research has shown that if you choose your first gesture in the game to be 'rock, this indicates confidence and strength, choosing to start (open palm, a little like a handshake) suggests a more emotionally stable, friendly personality whereas the 'scissors' option is linked more to a strategic, manipulative personality.
Practice your sofa-referee skills for the next Championship
After the UEFA European Championships, we are now in the run up to the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
To help with the stresses of Christmas, international assessment specialist cut-e created a fun, Christmas-themed logical reasoning game that identifies your ability to cope with the festive season - and you can use it to train yourself to experience a calmer and more organised Christmas.