Game Changer™

Welcome to Game Changer, a show on employee gamification. Join us as industry experts discuss one of the hottest trends in business today: using game-inspired tactics to better engage employees in work, wellness, recruiting, and more. This is a special podcast series by the producers of the top-rated podcast Engaging Leader.

Game Changer is the show for CEOs, HR Executives, and other business leaders to learn about employee gamification. Over the course of this series, you’ll hear examples and pitfalls, discover how to assess when it’s an appropriate strategy, and learn to evaluate gamification partners and ideas.

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We are in the early years of a fundamental demographic shift. The Millennial generation — which is even larger than the massive Baby Boom generation — now makes up a third of the workforce. As younger millennials continue to graduate from college, their powerful mix of values, communication style, and work perspective is driving a work-culture revolution.

As you lead a team that’s increasingly made up of millennials, understanding their motivators is essential to your success. This is a challenge that Aaren Terrett knows very well, since his organization is made up almost entirely of millennials. [click to continue…]

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GC34: 8 Gamification Resources for Talent Acquisition

by Monica Harrison on February 23, 2016

Manager reviewing workers job performance

For several years, recruiting has been one of the business processes that has best leveraged the potential of gamification. According to a recent article in HR Magazine, gamification can be an effective strategy for talent acquisition because of the power to:

  • Trigger interest in job openings,
  • Enable (and reward) current employees to easily share job openings with their external network and get feedback on their contacts’ progress during the recruiting process,
  • Project an innovative image of the employer,
  • Give candidates a realistic preview of the job, and
  • Predict applicants’ future job performance.

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GC33: Playing a Better Game of Business | with Simcha Gluck of FreshBiz

January 26, 2016

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSGamification concepts continue to be integrated as part of normal business practices; sometimes it’s as subtle as taking inspiration from certain game elements when tweaking a business process, and at the other end of the spectrum, sometimes it’s literally creating a game for people […]

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GC32: Engaging Employees as Brand Ambassadors | with Ivan Tsarynny of PostBeyond

September 22, 2015

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSSocial media has a powerful effect on company sales and recruiting efforts. But just having a corporate communications person post things on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter doesn’t actually bring results. On social media, people pay attention to people, not to companies.

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GC31: Gamified Goal Setting in the Enterprise: Helping People Win at Work | with Kris Duggan of BetterWorks

August 25, 2015

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSFocusing on goals establishes a business culture of innovation and collaboration because you are measuring ongoing operations, not a single point in time. For organizations to drive better performance, goal setting should be done frequently, and should focus on just a few high-quality, high-impact […]

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GC30: The Game of Benefits | with Dr. Ann Clark and Erin Krehbiel of ACI/MacroLife

May 7, 2015

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSGamification and mobile technology can both make it easier for employees to use their benefits, and provide the motivation to make it what they want to do. In past episodes of Game Changer, we’ve looked at some gamified applications related to certain health benefits […]

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GC29: GamifiKaizen: Using gamification for continuous improvement | with Gal Rimon of GamEffective

April 7, 2015

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSLongtime listeners of Game Changer know that gamification isn’t about rewards and competition. The most effective gamification makes use of intrinsic drivers to engage employees. GamEffective strives to be the “Fitbit of work,” taking the place of traditional performance management, feedback, and even continuous […]

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GC28: Gamification in Human Resources | with Mario Herger

September 25, 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThe new book Gamification in Human Resources highlights several dozen examples of how organizations are using gamification throughout the employee life cycle to recruit, develop and evaluate talent – and it gives you the tools necessary to begin or expand your own gamification programs. […]

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GC27: Gamify New Hire Onboarding | with Mohit Garg from MindTickle

June 12, 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSMindTickle enables businesses, trainers and individuals to transform their existing online content (presentation slides, videos, and documents) into an interactive learning experience. MindTickle engages the learner and makes learning efficient, effective and delightful through a unique combination of gamification elements and social tools. Mohit […]

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GC26: Online Leadership Training Game | with Kevin Allen from Planet Jockey

April 15, 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThe Planet Jockey Game is based on actual situations and dilemmas drawn from the experience of real CEOs and other senior leaders of Fortune 500 companies. Planet Jockey trains users to become emotionally intelligent leaders by adopting the concept of buoyancy, the phenomenon whereby, […]

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GC25: Four Game Drives – and One Drive to Rule Them All

March 26, 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSAssuming you have defined the right business objectives, the most important key for successful gamification is to target the right motivators: the drives that make people want to engage and that stimulate the right thoughts and actions to accomplish your objectives. In this episode, […]

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GC24: Killer Gamification: Engaging for Impact

February 18, 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThe term “gamification” gained popularity in 2010; by the end of 2012, it had reached mega-trend status. For decades, video games had demonstrated phenomenal power in engaging the focus of people of all ages. Now, businesses were using gamification, which we define as game-inspired […]

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