Neuroscience Games Removing Bias From Hiring Processes

Source: Big ThinkBusinesses Turns To Neuroscience, AI, and Games For Hiring

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, from April 2017 to April 2018 over two million people left their jobs each month — for the first six months, it was over 3 million, implying that 31% of new hires quit within their first six months on the job.

This is why some major organizations are turning to hiring methods that leverage the latest in cognitive neuroscience, AI, and gaming – Tesla, Google, Accenture and Unilever among them. All four work with a startup called Pymetrics

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Using a Gamification Engine to Make Work Fun

The benefits of gamification are obvious. But how can businesses make gamification work with their enterprise software?

The promise of gamification is clear: employees thrive in an atmosphere of competitive challenges, cooperative quests, and cumulative progress. Applying game mechanics to the workplace provides workers with social incentives to outperform, as well as giving managers a new set of insights into what truly motivates their workforce. But how can a business implement gamification without upending their existing enterprise software?

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VSGI New Partnerships Can Boost The Serious Games Field

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The Virginia Serious Game Institute (VSGI) at George Mason University announced in August two major partnerships with Tencent Games and Yogome that can boost the Serious Games field:

1. The world’s largest gaming company, Tencent Games, has made a three-year, $1 million gift commitment to VSGI. Tencent’s generous gift, the largest ever received by VSGI, will support student scholarships (both graduate and undergraduate), Mason Game and Technology Academy (MGTA) teacher training, and promising new endeavors at VSGI. This partnership will help solidify VSGI as a global leader in the applied-research and development of Serious Games.

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The “Little Piggy” Communications Test

Do you remember the old poem, “This Little Piggy”?

This Little Piggy poem

This little piggy went to market,
This little piggy stayed at home,
This little piggy had roast beef,
This little piggy had none.
And this little piggy went…
“Wee wee wee” all the way home…

Well, this can hold one of the keys to good communications with users and clients…

When you communicate with someone, especially if you feel you are doing something that will help them – such as providing gamified solutions, you have to consider what they want and need.  You have to … Read the rest

Brazil Uses Serious Games Creation To Engage At-Risk Students

eLearning Inside News has recently posted an interesting article covering the groundbreaking value proposition of FazGame (MakeGame in Portuguese), a Brazilian-based edtech company.

“Being a country of great contrast, while a majority of the nation’s children and youth have access to education, in some of Brazil’s poorest neighborhoods dropout rates remain high. FazGame has found out that Serious Games creation may be one way to increase engagement and decrease the dropout rate in the nation’s most at-risk school districts.”

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How Game Dynamics Can Motivate Workers

What truly motivates your employees? Game dynamics can help your business provide incentives that will cultivate long-term loyalty and encourage excellence in the workplace.

The Bunchball Nitro platform offers encouragement beyond the economic realm: its gaming dynamics are designed to reward employees with status, recognize their achievements, celebrate their victories, and provide an avenue for self-expression. The game is engineered to recognize workers’ real-world contributions on the job.

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How Gamification in Learning Improves Knowledge Retention

Companies are eager to invest in continuing education programs to keep their employees’ skills sharp. But how can you be sure your workers will retain new knowledge once the training module is complete? Gamification has been proven to increase knowledge retention by boosting motivation, scaffolding lessons, and reinforcing learning through collaboration.

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I’m Speaking at Gamification Europe – Come Watch (with 10% off)!

Hey dudes.

Well, it’s official, I’m speaking at Gamification Europe with a roster of amazing experts in the field. My talk will be about making the best of what is available to you to create innovative solutions, as you don’t always get what you want when working with clients!

This year it is in Amsterdam, so another reason to come and watch!

If you are interested in seeing us all do our thing, you can use this link to book tickets. Not gonna lie, if you purchase from this link, I will get a kickback – one … Read the rest

Gamblification – don’t gamble with your people unless you are sure!

I often hear people talking about adding elements of chance to an experience to make it more interesting. For instance, adding a random reward for doing a certain task in a system.

However, when does adding randomness turn into adding gambling elements? Well, we have to look at the definition of gambling and look at an example.

In the UK the Gambling Commision looks after all things related to gambling and has a long list of things that it considers to be gambling –

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Using Gamification for Strategic Human Resources

HR leadership is being asked to expand their strategic contribution to the business, and broaden their understanding of the key business drivers and how the organization’s people influence them. A key challenge for HR leaders in this pursuit is to find effective ways to engage their people in all areas of the business, at all stages of their lifecycle, and across the many systems with which they interact.

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