Friday, 7 October 2016

Gamification And Social HR: Twitter User Gets Internship With Oando PLC

I first heard about the application of Gamification to HR at the Human Capital Summit Africa event i attended earlier this year.  Gamification in HR is the use of game-thinking and game mechanics in recruitment, training and development, and motivation, while Social HR is the use of social media platforms for HR functions. These two concepts are popular among companies targeting millennials.

This morning i stumbled on a news report on how a young Nigerian got an Internship with Oando through Gamification and Social HR.

Olayinka Fajimite with the handle @lordphaj3804 tweeted at Oando (Oando_PLC) asking how many retweet could secure him employment with the Pan- African multinational energy corporation. Oando replied saying; "Unfortunately, we don't do RTs for employment, but we'll do 2,000 RTs for 1 month internship".

Olayinka Fajimiteg got to work, generated impressive publicity and earned over 2,000 retweets in just 4 hours. Oando PLC acknowledged his efforts and tweeted; "Congratulations @lordphaj3804! You just got yourself a one month internship with us. Please DM your email address".

Tweeting further Oando PLC said; "We admire your audacious spirit and tenacity, especially how you humbly rallied everyone to help reach your target. To success, you must have the audacity to start, and tenacity to complete any task or achieve and goal before you. #BeAudacious".


With this event, Gamification and Social HR has gained some popularity and i hope more recruiters adopt it, because lots of talents are lost through “unhuman” selection criteria like aptitude tests, age, class of degree and years of experience.

It is time to put “Human” back in Human Resources.


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Saturday, 1 October 2016

LekkiHub: A Jobs, HR and Community Event

Hello Great people, no matter how busy or engaged i am, i always find time for personal development. I am also a chronic knowledge sharer, which is why i am informing you about this great event i have registered for and will be attending.

LekkiHub is a 3-in-1 event powered by Myjobanswers Project and it is scheduled to hold on Monday, October 3, 2016.

The event features 3 sessions happening chronologically.

Session 1: Lost My Job Recently (10:00 AM – 12:30 PM)
This session is specifically for those who recently lost their jobs and are struggling / looking for comeback opportunities.

Session 2: My Next 5years in HR (12:30 PM – 2:30 PM)

This meeting is an open conversation on emerging opportunities in the HR Space and how to position appropriately.

Session 3: Lekki Open House (2:30 PM – 4:30 PM)

This is an open house meeting for members of the community to meet, share and learn new things in real life.

The best part? It is FREE!!!

To register, simply select a time and fill out a little form here or

As a career blogger i will be attending session 1, but will stick around for session 2 if i am allowed. And people, Monday October 3, 2016 is a public holiday, so no excuse.

See your there!!!

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