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Gamification concept Everyone, it seems, enjoys playing games—and HR professionals can leverage that sense of enjoyment for better assessment results. (Image: Shutterstock)

Work is work—and there’s no room for “play” at work, right? While the workplace is meant for serious effort, some of the most productive results can come from activities that are perceived as “fun.” That approach most definitely has a place in the hiring process.

As any HR professional knows, candidates are typically stressed by the hiring experience. Given their desire to be chosen for a position, it’s difficult during the selection process for an interviewer to understand who candidates are as individuals, when all those candidates want to share is what they think the interviewer wants to hear.

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