Changing the Rules of the Game: Finding Talent through Online Gaming

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As children we learned that “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”. In this session, learn how Jack’s or Jacqueline’s playing of online games can be useful for you as an manager. Find out how the activities that workers engage in outside of work can be useful in developing or signaling skills needed within an organization. Leave with ideas on changes you can make within your hiring and talent development process to use online gaming or other non-work activities as a means to expand your talent pool.

Dr. Stacie Petter, Professor of Information Systems in the Hankamer School of Business, Baylor University

Since playing her first video game on an Atari 2600, Stacie Petter has consistently engaged in both work and play. At work, Dr. Stacie Petter is Professor of Information Systems in the Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University. She examines the positive and negative impacts of information technology for individuals, groups, organizations, and society. Her research has been featured in some of the top academic journals in the information systems discipline as well as professional publications, such as MIS Quarterly Executive and IEEE IT Professional.

Before joining the ranks of academia, Stacie managed a help desk for an information technology department at a college, developed applications for a telecommunications company, and was a Senior Consultant for an information technology organization. She earned a B.S. in Computer Science from Berry College, an M.B.A. from Georgia State University, and a Ph.D. from Georgia State University.

For play, Stacie enjoys games (including video, online, and board games) as well as puzzles, baking, and cross-stitching.

Session Chair:  Michelle Kaarst-Brown, Syracuse University

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