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Gamification: The Future for Business in Hiring and Training

Gamification: The Future for Business in Hiring and Training | Global Leaders | Scoop.it
Business managers are encouraged to assess the value of social networking games for HR processes to enhance the organization's performance and value of workers.
Anne Egros's insight:

Gamification is in the early phase of the adoption process.


Some companies have reported significant improvements in employee retention that they associate with peer recognition, friendly competition, and community building.

 

 Future gamification is expected to offer an alternative to existing time intensive and costly HR processes such as recruitment, selection, and development of talent. However since most businesses are fast followers rather than early adopters it is not expected that such games will be developed and available for several years.

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Yahoo's Latest HR Disaster: Ranking Workers on a Curve

Yahoo's Latest HR Disaster: Ranking Workers on a Curve | Global Leaders | Scoop.it
Yahoo inflames employee sentiment by making managers rate workers on a forced ranking system that follows a bell curve, and then fire some of them
Anne Egros's insight:

You don't need to be a genius to understand that putting pressure on employees by forcing them to compete with each other instead of fostering collaboration will just unmotivate everyone.

 

I just have to watch my 12 year old son, when the teachers try to find the good in everyone, kids are happy and want to learn. When the teachers use stupid tests to evaluate and rank pupils, my son doesn't want to study even if the subject is his favorite one.

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