NEW YORK, April 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
To help recruiters and HR teams understand the pros and cons of games, gamification and game-based assessments - and how to get the best out of them - assessment specialist cut-e is launching a new white paper at the SIOP 2017 Conference (27-29 April, Orlando, Florida).
Called Ahead of the game: Best practice in games, gamification and game-based assessment, the paper showcases each of these options and examines how they can be used alongside traditional psychometric tests to differentiate an organization, engage applicants, raise brand awareness and attract and recruit the best talent. It includes nine practical tips to help recruiters and HR teams choose and use the best option and it features an overview of recent research in this area.
"Bespoke game-based assessments can be expensive," said Dr Marinus van Driel, Director of Professional Services for cut-e US. "A more cost-effective option is to customize an existing gamified or game-based assessment but you have to be psychometrically rigorous and the assessment has to be scientifically-validated. Tailored games that are fit for purpose are always preferable over generic games as they provide a differentiated candidate experience and more precise measurement. The data from gamified assessments and game-based assessments can be seamlessly integrated with Applicant Tracking Systems and candidate management applications to create useful talent analytics."
To determine whether a game, a gamified assessment, a game-based assessment or a traditional assessment will meet your needs, the paper stresses the importance of clarifying your objectives.
"If your goal is to select candidates, start with a detailed job analysis to identify the necessary competencies and behavioral traits," said Dr van Driel. "Then consider whether a traditional assessment, a gamified version of an existing assessment, a bespoke game or a combination of these will be the best way to measure the desired qualities and gain meaningful, job-relevant insights. An experienced partner can provide an underpinning platform and help you create an immersive candidate experience that gives every applicant an equal chance of success, with no adverse impact. Remember, games and gamification are not the only way forward. Traditional psychometric tests on their own may be a better option, depending on your needs."
Ahead of the game: Best practice in games, gamification and game-based assessment can be freely downloaded from https://us.cut-e.com/online-assessment/gamification/white-paper-gamification. For further information, please call +1-212 935-0370.