Online Job Simulation Games, popular testing tool.
How It Works
L'Oréal has a game in which you become GM of a cosmetics firm. You have to make decisons about R&D, marketing, production costs, quality, the whole gamut of business issues.
As you make decisions the game shows you their impact on your share price.
The players with the highest share price index (based on market share, growth, profitability and social responsibility) try to sell a panel of judges on investing in their business.
The prize for a great presentation is a promise that your résumé will move to the head of the pack.
Al Thiffault, HR Director at L'Oréal Canada, claims the game makes L'Oréal attractive to young technophiles.
Call centres, health-care companies, banks and real estate companies are early adopters.
In Canada, they are used by a major bank (the CIBC) and large real estate companies (Re/Max and Royal LePage).
In the CIBC call centre game you take a customer call and navigate through a computer interface.
Re/Max uses a multiple choice game. Home-hunters tell you what they want and you pick the best response from a number of options.
Allegedly, the game shows the employer your inborn sales talent and personality.