Our serious game Echo has won Gold at the Seventh Annual Stevie Awards for Great Employers. The award is in Leadership Training, within the Solutions, Implementations, and Training Programs category. These awards recognize the world’s best employers and the human resources professionals, teams, achievements, and HR-related products and suppliers who help to create and drive great places to work.
Gamelearn has now won five Gold Stevie Awards and one Silver since 2017, when we first entered the awards. The winning serious games from previous years include Pacific (leadership and team management), Merchants (negotiation), Triskelion (productivity and time management), and Crypto (cybersecurity), among others, all of which can be found in our catalog.
A serious game on becoming a great coach for your team
Echo is a dynamic game about coaching. Through eight interactive lessons and three real-life cases, learners assume the role of a prestigious coach tasked with assisting an important public figure in effectively implementing a global strategy to eliminate plastic from our oceans. It teaches and reinforces skills for coaching, empathy, assertive communication, neutrality, and effective questioning.
Echo has been played by almost 14,000 students in over 500 organizations all over the world, including Coca-Cola, KPMG, Michelin, and Santander. This serious game has achieved an average completion rate of 96.9% and a total score of 8.6 out of 10, earning it an average NPS (Net Promoter Score) of 53.3%. Quite a contrast compared to the NPS of -29 that employees give to traditional e-learning courses. The majority of users (98.7%) find it applicable to their daily life and 95% of them would recommend it to their colleagues.
Echo is only one of the many serious games in our catalog, the most-awarded game-based learning catalog in the world. It includes over 40 games on a variety of topics, including leadership, teamwork, diversity, inclusivity, or negotiation, among many others.
The winning formula for our serious games consists of:
- Quality content that’s applicable to students’ day-to-day lives both in and out of the office.
- Gamification and storytelling to hook players and promote engagement (levels, rankings, minigames, etc.), ensuring higher completion rates.
- Real-life simulations that give students the opportunity to practice their skills in a safe environment—all with instant and personalized feedback.
The Seventh Annual Stevie Awards for Great Employers
Gamelearn was nominated in the Solutions, Implementations, and Training Programs category for Leadership Training. Organizations of all sizes in 26 nations submitted more than 950 nominations for consideration this year. The awards include a wide range of HR-related categories, including Achievement in Workplace Safety & Compliance, Employer of the Year, Chief Human Resources Officer of the Year, Human Resources Team of the Year, Employee Relations Solution Provider of the Year, among others.
“We congratulate all of the winners in the seventh edition of the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and we look forward to celebrating them in Las Vegas on September 17, our first awards banquet since 2019.” – Stevies president Maggie Miller.
More than 100 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide.