NEWARK, N.J. (Nov. 22, 2022) – According to a recent survey, 1-in-8 U.S. adults are actively looking for seasonal work, and 14% say they intend to start searching for part-time and seasonal positions soon.
That’s good news for hospitality and retail brands struggling to fill positions ahead of the holidays, but employers aren’t just competing against the clock to onboard and train new workers—they’re competing against each other to recruit the best applicants.
In a tough labor market, many employers are looking to pay and benefits to lure candidates. Strategies range from advertising higher wages, flexible hours, and employee discounts. But while some turn to swag and perks, others are turning to 1Huddle.
1Huddle is a game-based coaching and development platform that uses neuroscience and the power of play to get workers ready for day one—whether they they’re a maid at Loews Hotels or a pilot in the U.S. Air Force; and now, in the fight to win talent, it’s become top brands’ secret weapon.
The platform is an innovative way for brands to set themselves apart from the competition; attract applicants, identify qualified candidates, and engage talent in new and exciting ways.
“Brands using 1Huddle are supercharging their recruiting efforts just by utilizing quick-burst games to review an applicant’s performance,” said 1Huddle CEO Sam Caucci. “With this process, employers can cut their hiring efforts in half while also ensuring the candidate learns a company’s culture and showcases their skills to the employer.”
With one brand seeing a 66% increase in applicants in half the time, not only has the platform been effective in getting more people to apply—it’s also been a critical tool to ensure that the right people get hired.
1Huddle games provide valuable insights into applicants before they’re invited to interview. How an applicant responds under pressure or how many times they’re willing to replay a game are all potential indicators of how well they adjust to hectic situations—whether that means interfacing with holiday diners or Black Friday shoppers.
According to industry experts, the biggest way to incentivize restaurant staffing during the hectic holidays is to make use of mobile platforms. As the workforce grows increasingly tech-savvy, the use of mobile apps and mobile-optimized sites directly connects employers with candidates while engaging and educating them.
“1Huddle is the key to innovating the hiring process,” Caucci said. “Without having to spend time scheduling dozens of interviews that eventually fall through, Recruit gives hiring teams the peace of mind they’re hiring the right person the first time.”
1Huddle is a coaching and development platform that uses quick-burst mobile games to more quickly and effectively educate, elevate, and energize your workforce — from frontline to full-time.
With a mobile-first approach to preparing the modern worker, a mobile library of 3,000+ quick-burst employee skill games, an on-demand game marketplace that covers 16 unique workforce skill areas, and the option for personalized content, 1Huddle is changing the way organizations think about their training – from a one-time boring onboarding experience to a continuous motivational tool.
Key clients include Loews Hotels, Novartis, Madison Square Garden, PIMCO, TAO Group, and the United States Air Force. To learn more about 1Huddle and its platform, please visit 1huddle.co.
"1Huddle is a great tool to drive knowledge retention and make it sticky, make it fun, and also serves as a huge analytics tool for us to understand the quality of the stuff we’re rolling out.”
—James Webb, Global People Development & Engagement
Annual savings per location (312+)
“All of a sudden, people are playing the game multiple times a day to rack up points to get to the top of the leaderboard.”
—Lauren Constable, VP of Operations
Annual savings opening
5 new locations
“This thing is amazing. I’m awestruck with the power of this tool. 1Huddle makes running and operating restaurants fun and greatly increases our employees’ knowledge.”
—Tony Daddabbo, Director of Training
in training time
Annual savings across 60 locations