Employee support, dedication, and talent drive organizational growth. But is just employing them enough? It isn’t. The most critical element of an organization is its employees. And it is important to nurture their talent, incentivize initiatives, listen and act on their feedback and reward top-performing individuals.

You may assume that all organizations understand the value of employee engagement, and they take great pains to take care of their employees. Some of them do, but there are some that don’t realize this until they have hit rock bottom.

Here are a few statistics on employee engagement that highlight its importance:

  • Employees who are supervised by highly engaged managers are 59% more likely to be engaged. (Gallup)
  • The churn rate of disengaged employees is 12x higher than highly engaged employees. (Glint)
  • In organizations where both leaders and managers are perceived to be effective, 72% of employees are highly engaged. (Towers Watson)
  • 63% of highly engaged employees try harder at work than those who are disengaged. (Temkin Group)
  • Only 26% of HR professionals say employees at their organizations have a strong understanding of employee engagement. (Modern Survey)

Therefore to reduce unwanted employee turnover, organizations are now moving their focus on building engagement strategies. And what better way than to run skill-based quizzes to engage your employees?

Quizzes are a staple tool for engaging people – from encouraging consumers to buy a product to motivating students to do well in academics to rewarding employees at work. Here’s specifically why quizzes do wonders in the corporate world.

1) They spark interest

Internal hackathons and gamified assessments create a buzz and spark the interest of the employees. Any quiz or contest would fire up the grey cells and encourage employees to work on a task (and learn in the process) which is different from their daily activities.

2) They break office monotony

That’s true. The term “quiz” is synonymous with “intellectual games.” But if done the right way, taking quizzes can be a fun activity for employees. If the employees get a chance to get out of their comfort zone frequently to participate in a quiz, even if the questions are on industry knowledge, it will refresh their minds.

3) They create a sense of achievement

Skill-based quizzes motivate employees to amp up their performance. Since these are associated with rankings and rewards, such assessments motivate the employees to give their best shot – no matter how long or short the quiz is.

4) They enable learning in a fun way

When the quizzes are based on professionals skills and industry knowledge, the employees have a higher chance of learning in a completely stress-free environment, with small chunks of content. If fulfilling the learning and development criteria is a priority for an organization, then there is nothing better than running skill-based quizzes from time-to-time.

5) They help in identifying talent

The initiative helps the organization to identify talent for high-risk handling projects through the use of assessment tools and gamified techniques. Both employees and the employer can benefit if the quizzes are strategized on the underlying business goals.

Wrapping up

“Employee engagement is an investment we make for the privilege of future proofing our organization’s productivity and performance.” – Ian Hutchinson

18% of employees don’t feel confident that an employer will take care of them. Therefore it is best to remember that employee engagement is the secret to the long-term success of any organization. Enable your employees to build necessary skills, compete and grow as a professional. Keep them engaged.

Have you heard of Empass Assess?

It is a tool that motivates employees to learn by using video game design and game elements in learning environments.

The goal is to maximize enjoyment and engagement through capturing the interest of learners and inspiring them to continue learning. It strives to make learning hygiene and to make sure that the users learn something new every day.

They enable learning with 25+ skills, curated courses, real-time gaming assessments that come with spaced repetition and 16 difficulty levels. You can learn more about the solution here.


Asavari Sharma

Asavari is a Digital Marketing & Communications Lead at Empass. You'll often find her marketing gamification for skill assessment to colleges and companies, and educating recruiters on the benefits of using AI and mobile to hire the best talent. She is also the primary author of the Empass blog.

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