ACKNOWLEDGING THE IMPORTANCE OF A TEA BREAK Tuesday 20 May 2008 PDF Print The leading independent recruitment agency scoring website has today launched a perfect distraction for job seekers and recruitment consultants; taking them away from the daily grind and entering them into a life of fun and games…for 15 minutes at least. www.Hirescores.com is pleased to announce the launch of its new and unique recruitment game, Tea Gauntlet, which combines the use of fundamental office skills, namely tea making, and the ability to reenergize participants’ over-worked batteries. Much like an infusion of caffeine, this tea break is aimed to get players buzzing in-between their searches for a new job or career. The online gaming world is becoming increasingly popular within the office environment and various studies1 reflect this growing trend. Taking a break from office duties and partaking in a simple online game has proven to renew energy and increase productivity levels. Therefore, more than making up for lost time. The initiative behind Hirescores’ innovative game is to offer a welcomed ‘coffee break’, easing the boredom of repetitive job hunting and creating an established way of maximising job search productivity. Lisette Howlett, Managing Director at Hirescores, comments: “We have all heard of the saying ‘All work and no play,’ but what about those of us who are stuck in the rut of ‘No work and no play.’? Job hunting can be just as stressful and require just as many dedicated hours as a full time job. Tea Gauntlet offers a fun and stress-free way of detaching people from their task and recuperating gamers for a leap up the work ladder!” The aim of the game is to deliver a maximum of 6 cups of tea around the 9 office spaces, prioritising between staff members desperate for a refill and those who are just plain greedy. When you have successfully distributed the 6 cups of tea, you must return to the kettle to replenish, wasting no time as your work mates are increasingly thirsty and agitated. Beware, the more senior the staff member, the more desperate they are for a refill! This game has various social advantages; it is fun, free, distracts participants from their job hunt, enables the player to feel like a crucial member of a team and provides stimulation via its competitive edge. Most importantly perhaps is the ability to feel actively involved in something; increasing confidence after, what could be, months of interview knock-backs. HireScores has spent the last two years developing the market leading, independent, agency scoring website along with raising its profile across the UK recruitment sector and is also available to other affinity groups who wish to provide a bespoke feedback solution to their members. -Ends- Further information about HireScores: Emma Stockley, 10 Yetis Public Relations Agency Tel: 01452 527898 E: firstname.lastname@example.org Note to Editors About HireScores.com: - Hire Scores website is totally independent and not linked to a job board or recruiter which makes it ideally placed to provide such information - Hire Scores is committed to fair feedback with checks and balances in place to support this - Free to use for all with a strong and growing knowledge centre - Lisette has over 20 years industry experience with such firms as ICI, Zeneca/AstraZeneca and Syngenta as well as local government and the public sector. - Hire Scores is about creating a community in the recruitment and working space supported by a forum which uniquely seeks to bring together all the elements involved in recruitment and work – workers, agencies and their employees. Media Quiz Unbranded prize (so you can pass it off as a gift) for the first journalist to send the correct answer to email@example.com Q: What was ‘Pac Man’s’ original name? This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of 10 Yetis PR and Marketing in the following categories: Entertainment & Arts, Education & Human Resources, Media & Marketing, for more information visit http://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.