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The Game Agency Named to 2019 Training Industry Top 20TM Training Delivery Companies List

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Stamford, CT – September 5, 2019 – The Game Agency has been named to the 2019 Top Training Companies List for the training delivery sector of the learning and development market.

The Game Agency Wins 3 International Serious Play Awards

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Stamford, CT June 18, 2019: The Game Agency (TGA) wins 3 International Serious Play Awards for a series of K-12 Educational games recently released across North America. TGA won 1 Gold award and 2 Silver in the categories of Cognitive Skills, K-12 Education and Social and Emotional Learning.

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Reduce Learning Friction

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& 5 Ways to Obtain 100% Participation in your Training Program. Friction in a learning experience manifests itself in two critical ways: our learning platforms aren’t user-friendly enough and require too many steps.

How To Make PowerPoint More Engaging with Games

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Join us to learn how you can add games in Microsoft PowerPoint for increased learner engagement and knowledge retention. We’ll showcase practical examples of how companies have used games to create more engaging PowerPoint presentations.

Professional Development Your Employees Actually Want

Did you know? Language learning is a proven PD tool that many employees already want, whether their organization is multilingual or not. In this eBook, you’ll learn how language learning makes employees more productive, reduces turnover, and more.

Tax Refunds: Traditional vs Behavioral Economics Explained

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Tax Refunds: Traditional vs Behavioral Economics Explained. And Why That Matters for Game Learning Systems) by Julia Keren-Detar. Ever wonder how instructional designers create training games that really work? It’s part game design knowledge and a lot of behavioral psychology. Cognitive bias is something we think about often. It’s very important to understand how cognitive bias work. Take the 2018 tax changes for example.

Educational Game Project Manager

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Educational Game Project Manager. The Game Agency is seeking a talented educational game producer. This individual will focus on one or more projects at a time and ensure that they are moving on time, on quality, and on budget.

5 Steps to Make Your Sales Training More Effective in 2020

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Upcoming webinar on Tuesday, December 10th at 2:00 p.m. In a study this year, Forbes found that 55% of sales reps still lack fundamental selling skills. Additionally, 71% of sales reps take almost 6 months to ramp up before they are even ready to sell.

10 Ways to Publish Your Game Anywhere

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The beauty of The Training Arcade® is once you’ve created a game with your training content, you can launch the game and publish it anywhere! Here are 10 ways you can publish and deploy the game for maximum training effectiveness. EXPORT YOUR GAME TO YOUR LMS.

10 Reasons Why Games Will Make You a Training Hero

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Employee training is expensive and, often, the return on investment (ROI) doesn’t exist. The Association for Talent Development (ATD) estimates that companies spent an average of $1,273 per year per employee on training. However, without “practical follow-up or meaningful assessments,” learners lose 90% of the skills they learn in those training programs. That’s a lot of money to throw out the window.

A Training Company’s Guide to Selecting an eLearning Platform

Training companies have an opportunity to embrace the change and create meaningful change in their organizations by moving online. Discover the advantages of a digital-first approach, using an eLearning platform.

Are You Ready for Generation Z

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Generation Z refers to the group born between 1995 and 2010 and currently represents the largest population sector. They make up about 24% of the population (compared to Millennials representing about 22%, Gen X at 19% and Baby Boomers at 23%). It’s estimated that Gen Z is at approximately 2.52 billion! Many of them have graduated from college and are looking for employment. Is your company ready?

Why Is Learning And Development Failing To Produce Consistent ROI For Businesses?

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Your learning and development (L&D) department could currently be engaged in a game of Whack-a-Mole with real dollars, not to mention your employees’ time, patience and behavior. I should know. For more than a decade I have been building game-based solutions to help make training more effective. Successful training builds confident and competent people who do the right thing at the right time. However, there are a lot of reasons why corporate training initiatives are not successful.

10 Ways to Publish Your Game Anywhere

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The beauty of The Training Arcade® is once you’ve created a game with your training content. You can launch the game and publish it anywhere! Here are 10 ways you can publish and deploy the game for maximum training effectiveness. EXPORT YOUR GAME TO YOUR LMS. Export the games as a SCORM package (SCORM 1.2 or 2004) and load into your Learning Management System (LMS).

Six Game-Based Training Models To Achieve Your Performance Objectives

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Game-based training transforms traditional learning from a passive experience into an active experience. Through play, points, badges, leaderboards and rewards, users engage at a much higher level.

Explore a Roadmap to Pay Equity for Organizations Like Yours

The national conversation around pay equity has never been so hot. As employees push for better transparency, organizations are assessing and addressing pay gaps. Explore Gallagher's whitepaper, Pay Equity: The Time Is Now, to discover key insights.

How Gamified Training Is Attracting A New Generation Of Workers To Blue-Collar Industries

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Originally featured in Forbes on Feb 3, 2020. A combination of a college-focused society and negative attitudes about vocational careers has driven some sectors into recruitment turmoil in recent years. As the baby boomer generation ages and reaches retirement, manufacturing , construction , and transportation companies have struggled to hire young new talent.

The Training Arcade on Fox 5: Good Day New York

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The Game Agency is excited to share footage from Fox 5’s Good Day New York segment about The Training Arcade and how corporations are using training games to improve their learning outcomes. The post The Training Arcade on Fox 5: Good Day New York appeared first on game. Uncategorized corporate training FOX 5 New York Fox 5's Good Day New York improve learning outcomes The Game Agency The Training Arcade training games training games for corporations

How Recruiters Can Use Gamification To Attract And Engage New Employees

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Originally featured in Forbes, Jan 8, 2020. Can you think of a job opportunity you were excited about? You probably envisioned yourself in the role, but like so many others, you were concerned about the interview process, sitting face-to-face with a hiring manager to discuss your history and where you plan to be in five years. There’s nothing more stressful than being eyed with scrutiny.

Why Mobile Learning Is The Future

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Mobile Gaming is and will continue to disrupt the L&D industry. M-Learning allows training to be readily available anywhere and everywhere. Training is at the tip of your fingers and here is why that’s important: The post Why Mobile Learning Is The Future appeared first on game.

How To Create A 100% Virtual Onboarding Experience

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Are you struggling with virtual onboarding? Whether you are making the switch to remote work or biding your time until you can get back to the office–you need a solution that works. Check out our webinar on Thursday, May 20th at 2 PM E.T. to learn more!

Game Based and Contextual Training for Pharma Reps

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Pharmaceutical sales requires a different level of expertise. As the main point of contact between your organization and healthcare providers, it’s imperative that sales reps have depth of knowledge in combination with top notch sales skills to represent your brand effectively. Reps need to understand the business of medicine and the mind-set of their customers in order to provide greater value and make an impact.

Jeopardy! Instructor Mode Webinar

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Thursday, 11/7/2019 12:00pm ET | 9am PT. Using our DIY game authoring tool, The Training Arcade®, we’ll walk you through the platform and show you how easy it is to build your own games fast. We’ll build a Jeopardy! game together and then play the game in the Instructor Mode. You’ll see how easy it is to control a multi-player game in a live or virtual setting where learners can play and learn on their own devices. Let’s have some fun! The post Jeopardy!

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Transform Your Talent Into Star Performers Using Training Games

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Thu, Oct 17, 2019 at 12pm PT / 3pm ET. Online. Speakers: Harry Friedman: Emmy® Award-winning Executive Producer of Jeopardy! ® and Wheel of Fortune. Christina Lorenzo: Senior e-Learning Instructional Designer, American College of Chest Physicians. Stephen Baer: Managing Partner, The Game Agency. James Pappas, Program Manager Learning and Development, Comcast. Michael Sidebottom, Program Manager Learning and Development, Comcast. Your employees are distracted, burnt out and overwhelmed!

Leveraging the Popularity of Online Gaming in Corporate Training

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The global e-sports industry has exploded, with revenues from competitive online gaming expected to reach $906 million this year. Meanwhile, the popular game Fortnite has made more than $1 billion since it was released almost a year ago, and the World Heath Organization added “gaming disorder” to its International Classification Diseases this summer. Training professionals have the opportunity to make video games a force for good, though.

Does Your Company Need Help Solving These 4 Common eLearning Challenges?

If you want to know how to get ahead of the game and avoid the common mishaps in selling your eLearning courses, you’ve come to the right place! Lambda Solutions has identified the most common and costly challenges faced by eLearning providers today.

5 Ways Employee Training Games Improve Learning and Development ROI

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Employee training is expensive and, unfortunately, the return on investment (ROI) doesn’t often exist. In 2016, the Association for Talent Development (ATD) estimated that companies spent an average of $1,273 per employee on training. However, Eduardo Salas, a professor of organizational psychology at the University of Central Florida, has found that without “practical follow-up or meaningful assessments,” learners lose 90% of the skills they learn in those training programs.

Making your Life Fun with Gamified Innovations

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Gaming can never get boring regardless of your age, however finding the time do so in your busy schedules today, can be a challenge. Well, how about you have a little fun while you are at work or maybe make school more interesting by making learning fun. With thoughts on the same lines three master minds came together, to create something unique. Stephen Baer, Richard Lowenthal and Joseph McDonald decided to make a spectacular change in daily life by adding in a different dimension of fun to it.

What All Leaders Should Learn About Training From The Health Care Industry

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The health care industry is made up of highly skilled, highly schooled, high-cost, in-demand professionals who are responsible for making life-and-death decisions. Consequently, their training is best in class and can serve as a model for all other industries. Ever since Dr. James Rosser Jr. used a PlayStation to improve his surgical accuracy, the idea of games to improve clinical interventions has been of great interest to the industry.

The Game Agency Named to 2019 Training Industry Top 20TM Gamification Companies List

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Stamford, CT – July 30, 2019 – The Game Agency has been named to the 2019 Top Training Companies List for the gamification sector of the learning and development market for the third year in a row.

5 Reasons Leaders Invest in Language Training

Communication is the lifeforce of any company. Without it, productivity, employee happiness, and ultimately your business suffers. Investing in language learning better positions global business leaders to see gains in organizational effectiveness as a result.

What Is Soft Skills Training And Why Is It So Important?

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Want to improve your employee’s soft skills? The most effective way to do so is through game-based training. Games provide a fun and safe environment to learn, practice, fail, and ultimately master critical skills. But not all games are created equal. This article outlines a variety of solutions. Soft Skills Training: Everything You Need To Know About Training Employees.

How to Gamify Off-the-Cuff

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Stephen Baer, Managing Partner of The Game Agency discusses how to gamify content quickly with Alexander Salas of ATD. The post How to Gamify Off-the-Cuff appeared first on The Game Agency

No More Boring Training! with Jeopardy!?

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The Official Jeopardy! Training Game is Now Available in The Training Arcade®. Culver City, Calif. April 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Jeopardy! Productions and The Game Agency, LLC announce the release of the only “official” Jeopardy! training game in the world. The training game follows the classic rules and all the fun of America’s Favorite Quiz Show® with rounds for Jeopardy!, Double Jeopardy!, and Final Jeopardy! plus “Daily Doubles” “The Jeopardy!

The Game Agency Wins at DemoFest!

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Last week The Game Agency won “Best of Show” at the eLearning Guild’s Learning Solutions DemoFest. This lively science fair-like event showcased over 40 custom eLearning solutions. Attendees were encouraged to walk from table to table to speak to the creators of each project about the design, technology, and process behind them. The Game Agency presented The Endeavor Healthcare course, designed to teach middle school students about careers in the healthcare industry.

Meeting Today’s Challenges for Better Organizational Success Tomorrow

According to Gallagher’s research, stress and burnout raised organizational concerns for 70% of C-suites, and 26% of employers noted a decline in emotional wellbeing. The 2021 Q2 Gallagher Better Works Insights Report: Adapting for Tomorrow explores today’s unique workforce challenges and trends.