NEWICONS-01Business problems:

Serious games used:
Video game, Firefly Freedom

The consulting firm Deloitte wanted to take a different approach to recruitment. The typical battery of interview questions did not reveal a candidate’s willingness to take risks, think creatively, or other traits that Deloitte wanted to find in the people it hired. Therefore, it contracted with a mobile game developer to create Firefly Freedom, a game that would reveal whether a candidate was the type of person that Deloitte wanted to recruit.

The game presents a series of puzzles, such as catching fireflies in a jar, or remembering a series of colors. The results are both quantified and anonymous, preventing any bias that a hiring manager might have in assessing a candidate (at least, in the areas that the game is supposed to test).

Deloitte piloted the game during the hiring process for 200 candidates, with plans to make it a regular part of the recruitment process. In that case, the game will be part of the recruitment of 1,500 candidates per year.

For more information…
News article about Deloitte’s use of the game in hiring candidates
Blog post at Game Skinny, giving more details about the game

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