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LinkedIn games are coming soon

/ 12:55 PM March 19, 2024

Look back to the time when you were building your resume. You probably included the usual information, such as a personal summary, your job experiences, and skills.

Soon, you might need to include your gamer score in your application!

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LinkedIn told TechCrunch that it is working on video games for its job search platform. Employees will reportedly be able to play games, and the website will rank their employers based on their scores!


What do we know about LinkedIn games?

The first scoop regarding LinkedIn games came from app researcher Nima Owji. On March 16, 2024, he posted, “LinkedIn is working on in-app games!”

Owji also included screenshots, but they don’t reveal many clues as to how these titles will work. Later, a spokesperson for LinkedIn confirmed that it is working on gaming:

“We’re playing with adding puzzle-based games within the LinkedIn experience to unlock a bit of fun, deepen relationships, and hopefully spark the opportunity for conversations.”

“Stay tuned for more!”, the representative teased. TechCrunch says three of these titles are “Queens,” “Crossclimb,” and “Inference.” 


More importantly, Nima Owji revealed a surprising mechanic to these games. “There are going to be a few different games, and companies will be ranked in the games based on the scores of their employees!”

In other words, you’d make your company proud by scoring high on LinkedIn games. Soon, you might have to include your gaming achievements on your resume!


What are the benefits of gamification?

Icons representing various benefits of gamification
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Many large companies integrate video game mechanics into their workforces to increase productivity. This method is called gamification, according to this Inquirer USA article.

For example, tax consultancy firm Deloitte applied gamification to the leadership course for its Deloitte Leadership Academy.

The educational institute introduced leadership, status symbols, and badges that increased engagement among the executives. 

As a result, DLA students completed courses 50% faster than ever. Also, the incentives increased the number of people returning to the program by 47%.

Deloitte achieved one of the primary benefits of gamification: boosting engagement in onboarding sessions to enhance the work performance of new employees. 

Yet, gamification has other benefits, such as spurring healthy competition among co-workers to boost productivity. 

Playing LinkedIn games may help you and your co-workers have healthier relationships once they come out. 

Gamification can also promote customer loyalty by offering rewards. For example, you could host limited-time events to encourage clients to buy more products, such as loyalty card promos.

Samsung incentivizes community engagement. It rewards customers for leaving product reviews, joining question-and-answer threads, and watching videos.

The Nike+ Run Club hosts a leaderboard, badges, trophies, and challenges. As a result, you could test your sprinting performance against athletes worldwide, encouraging you to become a better runner. 

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They win badges as they climb various stages of the program. Consequently, Samsung gained 66% more organic traffic, 30% more comments, and a 500% increase in product reviews!

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