NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Strayboots, the leading provider of mobile team building scavenger hunts, announced today the release of new tools and features for corporate team building. The new functionality will make it easier for HR managers, event planners and other team event organizers to manage, monitor and drive the effectiveness of their Strayboots scavenger hunts in real time, and through one interface.
Strayboots enables customers to deliver interactive, location-based scavenger hunts for team building and group exploration. With more than 70 different Strayboots scavenger hunts, companies can deploy group events with a focus on increasing employee engagement and loyalty in a fun, stress-free environment. The new tools and features will provide greater control in managing group events, including additional functionality for enhancing the team building experience throughout the hunt. This includes:
- Increased team interaction via real time chat, live map, built-in social sharing and features like a countdown timer and bonus round questions
- Fully custom-branded interface featuring company logo and brand "look and feel"
- Real time team leaderboard showing total scores, time to completion and team photos
- Direct-to-employee communications via event interface
"As more companies look for innovative ways to solve the employee engagement 'problem' our goal is to offer a truly unique approach to creating positive group interactions," said Strayboots co-founder and Senior VP, Jeremy Brooks. According to a recent Gallup survey, employee engagement rates are at crisis levels of only 13% across companies worldwide.
"There's no minimizing the importance of building camaraderie within your team," said VP, Talent Acquisition at DentalOne Partners, John Whitaker. "The Strayboots model offers something unique, active, and memorable for the entire group while stoking the competitive fires." Mr Whitaker is also the Founder of the HR blog, HRHardball and a contributor on the group blog, Fistful of Talent.
Strayboots co-founder and CEO, Ido Rabiner, added, "As company spend on team activities continues to grow – from $700 million in 2014 to $1.5 billion in 2015 alone – Strayboots is positioned for growth. Our track record as the world's #1 scavenger hunt company combined with our mobile gaming expertise enables us to deliver the most robust team building solution out there. We are excited about helping our customers maximize the benefits of their Strayboots scavenger hunts – and team building in general – through the best that mobile gaming has to offer."
Strayboots is the leading provider of interactive scavenger hunts for organized outings, city adventures and team building corporate events. Strayboots helps customers engage mobile audiences through highly customized digital experiences that foster connections, improve performance and build trust. Strayboots hunts are deployed across 50 major cities throughout the USA and used by more than 650 organizations including Fortune 500 companies, cities and businesses worldwide. To learn more please visit https://www.strayboots.com/events/.
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