What Video Games Can Teach Us About Employee Engagement

SHRM 2012 Talent Management Conference
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Workplace Application: Applying four key gaming concepts to talent management efforts will help attendees assess and improve employee engagement and morale.

What if your company's recruiting, onboarding and talent programs inspired employees to engage their jobs with the passion they display when playing on their Wiis or Xboxes? The innovative new trend gamification draws on game design techniques to create fun and engaging experiences for the user. Using this new gamification technique in your workplace could dramatically improve every engagement measure you can think of. How do game designers grab  players’ attention and keep them engaged for hours and hours? It's not by accident; game designers use sophisticated tools and solid concepts to create successful programs. Attend this sessoin and learn some of the gaming concepts you can use right away to engage your employees and integrate them into your talent management/engagement strategy. 

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm

Todd Hudson


With more than 20 years of industrial engineering and plant management experience at European, Chinese and US-owned companies in a variety of industries, he’s seen just about everything the business world can throw at you. From frenetic growth and high volume, to cutting out fat, cutting into muscle and cutting your own throat.

Todd is a long-time lean operations practitioner and six sigma black belt. He’s started up a billion-dollar semiconductor fab, improved factory performance so it just hums along, integrated operations after mergers and acquisitions and outsourced production overseas laying off hundreds of employees and closing plants.

In 2000, Todd started the Maverick Institute to pioneer the application of lean production principles to training and development. Throughout his career, Todd’s seen that effective knowledge transfer and sharing of expertise are critical elements to success. Today, the blistering pace of change, the globalization of business and the explosion of learning technologies requires organizations adopt a new learning framework.

National Harbor 12-13
Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
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