Aon's Assessment Solutions Will Demystify Gamification and the ‘Dark Triad’ of Personality at EAWOP 2017

Experts from Aon's Assessment Solutions, the international assessment specialist, will present sessions on gamification and the ‘dark triad’ of personality in the workplace, at the EAWOP 2017 congress (17-20 May, Dublin, Ireland).

Aon's Assessment Solutions is the gold sponsor of the event, which has been organised by the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology to showcase new research and best practice. The four-day event will highlight new challenges and emerging opportunities for enabling change, via keynote lectures, workshops, symposia, presentations, poster sessions and debates.

Richard Justenhoven and Nora Nienhaus from Aon will present a symposium - with Lara Montefiori of Arctic Shores and Tim Warszta from Westcoast University of Applied Sciences - entitled Game-Based Assessment: Concepts and insight from research and practice.

“Our symposium will examine the latest research evidence around gamification and the difference between gamified assessments - which are proven psychometric instruments that have been customised with game elements to make them more engaging - and game-based assessments, which are purpose-built games which psychometrically assess behaviour,” said Richard Justenhoven. “We’ll provide a conceptual framework for gamification, which has been lacking to date, and we’ll explore how gamified and game-based assessments can be used alongside traditional psychometric assessments in selection and development.”

Serena Murphy from Aon will present a poster session on contextual performance, investigating the relationship between the ‘dark triad’ of personality and workplace deviance. “The ‘dark triad’ comprises three personality traits: narcissism, psychopathy and Machiavellianism,” she explained. “People who show these traits typically have an emotionally cold and manipulative interpersonal style. We’ll be looking at the impact of this in the workplace.

Mary Ridge, Head of Professional Services for Aon in Ireland, said: “We’re proud to sponsor this prestigious event and we’re very honoured to be presenting two important and interesting sessions. EAWOP 2017 is an opportunity for researchers, experts and practitioners in work and organisational psychology to share their experiences and discuss the latest issues and emerging trends. Our sessions will present new thinking around gamification and workplace behaviour and they’ll examine the practical implications for selecting and developing the right employees and for creating the right culture in organisations.”

The EAWOP 2017 congress will be held at University College Dublin’s O’Reilly Hall and O’Brien Centre for Science on 17-20 May.

Aon’s Assessment Solutions is part of Aon’s global Human Capital business, helping clients achieve sustainable growth by driving business performance through people performance. Aon’s Assessment Solutions undertakes 30 million assessments each year in 90 countries and 40 languages.

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