Remote Games For Recruiting & Virtual Onboarding Of Interns
Engaging interns is always top of mind when it comes to recruiting and onboarding. But, this can be a real challenge when you have to do virtual onboarding of new interns. One of the ways you can involve interns with your company and one another is to host remote games and virtual team building! Some points to think about when it comes to virtual team building:
Think Outside The Typical Team Building Game Using Zoom Virtual Meeting:
There are a number of ways you can – and should – incorporate team building games using virtual meeting platforms. But sometimes it’s important to add on another dimension, as it’s easy to be a wallflower when all are in a larger virtual meeting. For instance, in our remote games, players collaborate over your choice of virtual meeting platform – Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Skype, WebEx, Google Hangouts – whatever! But, they use their own devices to open up virtual game boards. In some games, such as our Manor House Murder, everyone has access to the same game screens and information, but how they decide to work together may look very different from team to team. This is the perfect opportunity to put teamwork, communication and strategic thinking to the test. For this reason, we often recommend that one full time company employee be on each team, so they can interact and also observe the various skills being put into play by the interns throughout the virtual team building game.
Virtual Team Building Forges A Connection With Your Company And One Another
There is a lot of competition out there for qualified interns. When recruiting, how do you get them to choose your company over another? When onboarding, how do you ensure they feel confident that they have selected the right company? By making your company stand out as more than a faceless entity. Help them to make connections with people who work for you and with others they’ll be onboarding with! It’s a proven fact that people choose and stay in jobs with people they like! And, what better way to get to know one another than through play? After all, when did you connect with people when you were in school? By sitting next to them in class? Or, out on the playground during recess? That’s why virtual icebreakers, such as our Getting To Know You Game, are so successful. People may not remember John from his picture on the virtual meeting. But, they will remember him from tasks like those in our game where he re-enacted a line from his favorite movie in a video, or showed off his team colors in a photo wearing his favorite team’s sports jersey!
It’s All About The Experience
Millennials and Generation Z value experiences over things. So yes, they want a good offer for sure, but the type of company they’re working for is important as well. You can really win their hearts over and ensure information sticks in their heads by giving them a great experience. For instance, our Connections Remote Game Show, where an emcee conducts a live game show over a virtual meeting platform, can be customized to weave in company information in a unique way. Yes, company trivia questions can be asked, but you can also go the extra mile and have us lead challenges that incorporate song bites to emphasize relevant points, have players bring your tagline to life in a photo challenge, or record a video stating what they’re most excited about when it comes to working for you. You get access to all of these photos and
Virtual Team Building Games Help Interns “Think Outside The Box”
Interns are about to enter a whole new world. Get them into a creative mindset, right off the bat by utilizing games that get them to think differently. For instance, virtual team escape rooms like our Crack The Code game finds players solving a variety of clues and puzzles. What is wonderful about escape room online team building events is everyone has unique strengths, so while one team member may be excellent at solving logic puzzles, another may excel at observation. This will stretch their ways of thinking, but also foster an appreciation of how a team can bring their individual strengths to the table to achieve success.
In closing, remember that remote recruiting and onboarding does not mean that interns need to feel remote from you and your company. Incorporate a remote team building game and you will virtually win them over!