Today, everyone has heard of gamification. Undoubtedly, these trends are entering our daily lives too. This time we will look at how gamification can complement traditional HR. This is likely to dispel some myths and open up new possibilities or prospects for incorporating elements of gamification into HR processes.
Training and Gamification
Employee training and gamification is the best-known combination of HR management. There are a number of studies on this subject and how and how much it engages and motivates employees, and these readings are always in favour of gamification. However, I am still not entirely convinced that I need it. Comparing training data with or without these elements already makes it more confusing. Interestingly, specifically for boring and more difficult tasks, motivation and also the results are much higher if there are these elements of the game.
Here you can see a small infographic from the TalentLMS survey about gamification, where two groups of participants answer the same questions. Participants were asked how they felt during the training. This survey also showed that the manager’s concern that gamification would distract employees from training or work is unfounded. The survey shows that 89% of employees believe that they would be even more productive if a number of tools with game elements were available, such as collaboration or internal communication tools that could be used to evaluate the work of colleagues.
Employee Induction Process and Gamification
It is said that a good induction process increases the chances of an employee staying in the company for at least 3 years by 58%. A survey conducted by Glassdoor in 2019 shows that employee turnover rates improve by 82% if the employee induction process is good. Gallup, on the other hand, has found that only 12% of US companies have a good onboarding process. Interestingly, last year’s study by the Latvian consulting company ERDA shows that the induction process for Latvian companies is not a cause for concern.
The employee induction process is time-consuming and here every detail matters, as HR time is expensive: high employee rotation is expensive! A good induction process goes hand in hand with a good image of the employer. Gamification can be used very creatively and extensively in the induction process, thus saving time and ensuring that the induction process is of the same quality and transparency for all employees.
With the help of the gamification platform, it is possible to acquaint employees with the company’s culture and values before the first day of work.
During induction, the employee can be introduced to the internal rules, code of conduct, safety standards and other related issues with the help of play elements. It is also possible to introduce both the premises and colleagues, thus making the employee’s first day unforgettable.
Consequently, in the long run, the gamification applications will involve and motivate the employee to work in your company and will make them feel valued by both the management and colleagues.