Gamifying Onboarding: How to Increase Both Engagement and Integration of New Employees

  • New employees are supposed to quickly understand their tasks, internal processes and familiarize with colleagues. This process is called “onboarding” and is still mainly realized by organizational methods from human resource management, such as introductory events or special employee sessions. Software tools and especially mobile applications are an innovative means to support provide onboardingNew employees are supposed to quickly understand their tasks, internal processes and familiarize with colleagues. This process is called “onboarding” and is still mainly realized by organizational methods from human resource management, such as introductory events or special employee sessions. Software tools and especially mobile applications are an innovative means to support provide onboarding processes in a modern, even remote, way. In this paper we analyze how the use of gamification can enhance onboarding processes. Firstly, we describe a mobile onboarding application specifically developed for the young, technically literate generations Y and Z, who are just about to start their career. Secondly, we report on a study with 98 students and young employees. We found that participants enjoyed the gamified application. They especially appreciated the feature “Team Bingo” which facilitates social integration and teambuilding. Based on the OCEAN personality model (“Big Five”), the personality traits agreeableness and openness revealed significant correlations with a preference for the gamified onboarding application.show moreshow less

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Author:Louisa Heimburger, Lea Buchweitz, Ruben Gouveia, Oliver KornORCiDGND
Editor:Richard H.M. Goossens, Atsuo Murata
Publisher:Springer International Publishing
Place of publication:Cham
Date of Publication (online):2019/06/07
Pagenumber:12
ISBN:978-3-030-20144-9 (Print)
ISBN:978-3-030-20145-6 (Online)
Language:English
Tag:Gamification; HR; Human Resources; Onboarding
Parent Title (English):Advances in Social and Occupational Ergonomics
First Page:3
Last Page:14
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Institutes:Hochschule Offenburg / Bibliografie
Acces Right:Frei zugänglich
Release Date:2019/12/20
Licence (German):License LogoEs gilt das UrhG
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Proceedings of the AHFE 2019 International Conference on Social and Occupational Ergonomics, July 24-28, 2019, Washington D.C., USA
URL:https://www.researchgate.net/publication/333655639_Gamifying_Onboarding_How_to_Increase_Both_Engagement_and_Integration_of_New_Employees
DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-20145-6_1