Monash University is harnessing video games as part of a digital service to help employers hire talented graduates.

 According to the university, the game-based job and career matching platform, Monash Talent, provides recruiters and hiring managers with a snapshot of a graduate’s unique characteristics, including their key strengths. Each snapshot is based on how a graduate performed in a series video games assessing 80 cognitive, social and emotional traits. Graduates have the opportunity to register with Monash Talent for up to three years after graduation.

The platform incorporates Mercer Match – a series of 12 short video games that evolved out of Mercer Australia research into aligning workers with workforce needs through the use of Big Data and neuroscience. More than 1000 employers, including companies hosting Monash interns, were consulted during the development of Monash Talent. Employers said their main challenges were the time-consuming nature of recruitment, recruitment costs, understanding work rights for international graduates and finding the right match for entry-level roles.

Director of Monash Talent, Brooke Young, said Monash University was being proactive in a global labour market where an increasing number of graduates, even top students struggled to find jobs. Read more

James Harkness - Dynamic Business - 20 Oct 2017


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