Game to Work: How Gamers are Developing the Soft Skills Employers Need

In the UK’s most recent study in 2019, it was found that 46 percent of men and 32 percent of women played video games. Previously considered a pastime for kids and ‘slackers’, the world’s 2.5 billion gamers are honing a wide variety of in-demand skills – everything from teamwork and collaboration to critical thinking and decision-making.

ManpowerGroup has over 70 years of experience translating in-demand skills across different sectors and developing innovative approaches to connect talent to jobs they can thrive in. Today, that includes tapping into gaming communities – more active than ever and growing in size during the COVID-19 pandemic – to identify a vast talent pool with a unique combination of digital capabilities and the soft skills organisations need most.

Our new whitepaper, ‘Game to Work: How Gamers are Developing the Soft Skills Employers Need’, shows how games from Fortnight to League of Legends and Minecraft help workers develop the soft skills that are increasingly hard to find and harder to train.

 

Download the full report below to learn more about the advantages these games can offer your workforce and hiring practices: