Gaming recruitment trends to look out for in 2024
Discover the latest trends in gaming recruitment for talent attraction in 2024! As TechNET Immersive gears up for an exciting year ahead, we’re excited to unveil the strategies we’ll be embracing throughout the upcoming months.
Let’s dive into the future of gaming recruitment!
Agile recruitment refers to a flexible and adaptive approach to hiring talent. This aligns with the dynamic and rapidly evolving nature of the gaming sector and recognises the unique challenges and opportunities within the gaming industry, where skills, technologies, and market demands can change swiftly.
In agile recruitment, cross-functional teams for recruitment success should be a 2024 priority. Recruiters and hiring managers should collaborate closely – although unconventional. It allows a greater understanding of the ideal employee and a more efficient recruitment process.
Market changes can be swift. So swift in fact that companies are not fully equipped for them. Another advantage of agile recruitment methodology is that recruitment teams will be prepared for these. Whether it’s the sudden demand for a specific skill set or a strategic pivot within the company, agile recruitment allows for timely adjustments to sourcing strategies, candidate evaluations and overall talent acquisition plans.
Inclusive hiring practices
Gaming is one of the most prevalent industries for struggling with diversity and inclusion, and this male-dominated industry is still struggling to attract women to the sector.
However, what stands out the most to us is the lack of female visibility in game development and player communities – this, in turn, impacts women’s aspirations to pursue careers in the gaming industry. If they don’t see people like themselves thriving in the field, what would inspire them to choose it as a career path?
We discussed this topic last year in our 2023 Immersive & Gaming Salary Survey, and we predict to see change in 2024. Keep your eyes peeled for this year’s report, coming very soon!
Pay transparency goes hand in hand with inclusive hiring as this eliminates the risk of a gender pay gap and is something we practice ourselves at TechNET Immersive. It’s not just a trend for us; it’s a practice we live by, eliminating any chance of a gender pay gap. Find out more on our Ascent Group website.
While pay transparency isn’t exclusive to the gaming industry, it stands out as a clear trend across all sectors and serves as a crucial strategy for attracting top talent. As more companies adopt pay transparency, it becomes a catalyst for others to follow suit in order to stay competitive.
This approach not only contributes to narrowing the gender pay gap but also minimises bias in salary decisions. Without relying on a candidate’s previous pay (which tends to be higher for men), hiring managers can set salaries more fairly.
Moreover, pay transparency has the added benefit of expanding the candidate pool. According to Reed.co.uk, four-fifths of job seekers are less likely to apply for a role if the salary is not advertised. Therefore, embracing pay transparency not only promotes fairness but also enhances the attractiveness of job opportunities, drawing in a more diverse range of candidates.
In the gaming industry, companies have embraced gamified approaches to attract and assess potential candidates. This can include using interactive challenges, simulations, or game-like assessments that not only make the recruitment process more engaging but also provide a unique way to evaluate candidates’ skills and problem-solving abilities.
Gamification in recruitment aligns well with the dynamic and innovative nature of the gaming industry, making it an effective strategy to attract talent with a passion for gaming and the skills needed in this creative field.
We have seen this being used across other industries too.
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