A dual-purpose online platform helping graduates communicate their employability traits which also helps employers find the right match for entry-level jobs has been launched in Australia.
Monash Talent, developed by Melbourne-based Monash University, uses game-based mechanics to create a unique profile of graduates and match them with suitable employers.
[caption id="attachment_23011" align="alignleft" width="355"] Monash University has developed a game-based employment tool. Photo: Monash University[/caption]
“The number one challenge for employers is the recruitment of talent,” said Monash Talent director Brooke Young.
“On the other hand, we have this big group of highly talented graduates who can’t find jobs… so we knew we had to come up with a solution to try to bridge the gap.”
Using the platform, graduates complete a series of games, based on research conducted by Mercer Australia, to create a rigorous set of diagnostics to capture cognitive, behavioural and emotional traits.
Young told The PIE News that by using games rather than traditional cognitive tests, better results could be determined, to the benefit of employers and graduates.
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