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Red alert to CEOs from IIHRM

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  • Says gamification in recruitment is no more a choice but an ultimate to win or perish 


Globally, companies and government organisations are increasingly incorporating gamification into recruitment to assess job aspirant fitment. However, hiring managers should be careful to determine whether they gamify work-related elements that is rich in validity, reliability and relevance or an aspirant playing a mere game? To answer this question, it needs HR and Organisational Development Centric technical wisdom. 

CEOs and Recruiters must do a careful assessment prior to engagement of such tools, as all fun and interactive gamification solutions may not help you improve aspirant quality and speed. IIHRM can demonstrate to you that – a carefully crafted recruitment gamification solution can save up to 60% of the recruitment cost in a business.

As the nation’s gatekeeper for its HR technical wisdom – “IIHRM’s research team has been researching and validating many global gamification tools in the past 18 months for its credibility, validity, reliability and relevance with responsibility. Gamification tool capability in recruitment is long overdue and it is a much needed capability to be institutionalised in corporate Sri Lanka,” said IIHRM’s Chief Consultant Ranjeewa Kulatunga. 

Finally, we have concluded the evaluation process and today IIHRM together with our Recruitment Gamification launch partner SandBox is delighted to announce the establishment of an exclusive partnership to launch the First Gamification solution offering to the Sri Lankan Corporates this season – the selected partner is ‘The Talent Games’ company based in Karachi, Pakistan. “We digitise and gamify the HR recruitment processes, helping leaders to attract, engage and assess the right talent with a perfect combination of gamification principles with neuroscience and artificial intelligence, to transform the recruitment experience like never before,” said The Talent Games in Pakistan CEO Paul Keijzer. “Ask yourself, how can your company use gamification to implement its strategies and encourage behaviour that’s part of your corporate culture and values? Gamification has the unique ability to solve complex and enormous challenges, along with that, its mass appeal and simplicity of use has made its application a global phenomenon and a popular fixture at the workplace,” concluded Paul.

Bradly Emerson the President of the IPMA-HR.USA Alumni in Sri Lanka said, “There is no better gift, corporate Sri Lanka and the HR community can aspire this Christmas.”

IIHRM has been solidifying its presence as a HR Advisor, guiding the Corporates and CEOs in this space over a decade. IIHRM’s exposure to 45 nationalities in 27 countries covering three continents speaks for its experience and tacit knowledge. We were the First HR Consulting Company in the country to introduce Psychometric Assessments and Ability Tests, when we partnered with SHL (The largest human test battery provider in the world) for assessment centre and development centre tools, empowering local corporates upgrade the aspirant assessment methods and people capability to a global benchmark.

As a trusted advisor in HR and Organisational Development domain, IIHRM introduced the concept of the Management Film Festivals to corporates and schools for the first time in Sri Lanka, eliminating the time constrains people had to read and learn – this concept of featuring a collection for short management films at evening meetings, helped business leaders consume an all-inclusive capsule of wisdom, within the available time in a fun environment. In August 2018, the world’s largest public sector HR Organisation IPMA-HR. USA appointed IIHRM as its Affiliate in Sri Lanka to offer Global HR Qualifications to enrich the professional wisdom of the HR community in the country. “This was the first time a Global Professional Association appointed a private HR Consulting entity as its strategic partner,” said Marius Van Stedan – Chief Press Officer and Lead Consultant IIHRM in Western Cape. “Furthermore, our Chief Consultant Ranjeewa Kulatunga was recognised by the global HR Guru Prof. Dave Ulrich, for his contribution to the Global HR Fraternity in June 2008,” continued Wan Stedan.

“SandBox is delighted to partner with IIHRM in this initiative as the recruitment gamification launch partner said Anjelo de Silva, the MD of SandBox. We pioneered gamification technology in creating generative teams for Sri Lankan corporates with immersive experiences, technology and real time learning to inspire Synergy among participants – and this partnership with IIHRM will solidify our mandate in the space of gamification even more,” he concluded.

“IIHRM’s Recruitment Gamification launch partner – SandBox team, and our Solutions Partner The Talent Games in Pakistan – joins me in inviting all you respected CEOs, and HR colleagues to be amongst the first few Sri Lankans to learn more on the subject of gamification, by clicking the video of our new product demo and stay ahead of the human talent search,” concluded Kulatunga.

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