SOURCE: Peoplefluent


April 18, 2012 11:00 ET

Peoplefluent Breaks New Ground by Integrating Gamification With Talent Management Through New iPad App

Company's Innovative "Workforce Explorer Challenge" Offers Fun and Engaging Way for Managers to Gain Critical Insight About Their Employees

RALEIGH, NC and WALTHAM, MA--(Marketwire - Apr 18, 2012) - Peoplefluent, an industry-leading Talent Management solutions provider, today announced the latest release of its Workforce Explorer iPad® app. Available for free download from Apple's App Store(SM), the new version includes a first of its kind gamification functionality, called "Workforce Explorer Challenge." Leveraging the use of gamification as an effective method for training and self-learning, the app was developed to provide users with live data to gain greater insight into the skills of their workers and identify high-potential employees.

The new version of the Workforce Explorer app enables executives, managers and HR to manage talent in an accurate and highly visual manner. Designed to further engage and enable the mobile manager, the app leverages existing data sources across the enterprise to extract and integrate information from disparate sources. With the new and ground breaking Workforce Explorer Challenge game, line managers using the new app will be able to maximize their use of the system through a fun and engaging way.

Peoplefluent is one of the first companies in the HR category to use gamification in talent management, recognizing how gaming can make the talent management process more interactive. Once connected to the user's workforce, the game uses live employee data to create questions, allowing managers to learn about the critical talent data points of their employees.

The game works by generating custom questions for line managers, based on specific data in such categories as performance, compensation, flight risk and employment history. If the user does not know the answer to a question, the user can search Workforce Explorer to find the answer, receiving a tip if the user is unsure of where to find it. After a total of five questions, the game is complete and the user can then play again with a new set of questions.

Accessed on their iPads, the mobile functionality enables managers to play the game at their convenience. It also allows them to become more familiar with the many functionalities of Workforce Explorer, ensuring they get maximum value from the app. As the game also includes music, sound effects and dynamic transitions and animations, it is an engaging method for gaining key insight about employees that can be used to make smarter talent management decisions based on actual data.

"We are pleased to have broken new ground by developing the first of its kind game that makes our talent management software even more relevant and engaging," said Doug Ring, Chief Technology Officer for Peoplefluent. "Rather than combing through endless employee files, Workforce Explorer Challenge puts key information about employees right at their managers' fingertips. We plan on using the same technology to develop additional innovative learning apps."

About Peoplefluent
Peoplefluent is transforming Talent Management through best-of-breed technology and expertise. With a deep focus on business intelligence and analytics, the Company's mobile and SaaS technology gives clients the actionable insight required to make strategic decisions that drive better business results. Nearly 80 percent of the Fortune 100 usePeoplefluent Talent Management, Vendor Management and Workforce Compliance and Diversity solutions to manage salaried, hourly and contingent labor across their organization. These solutions manage the entire talent lifecycle from recruiting to onboarding and through the ongoing management of each person's career while helping organizations measure, analyze and empower their existing workforce. The Company's solutions currently support more than 5,000 organizations ranging in size from large, global corporations to small and medium-sized businesses, and it is used by more than 5 million users in 214 countries and territories around the world.