Pushing PowerPoint aside, Assurant uses video games to enhance training

March 2009
Employee Benefit News;Mar2009, Vol. 23 Issue 3, p53
The article reports on the move of Assurant Employee Benefits, a Kansas City, Kansas-based benefits carrier, to use video games to enhance training. The company's benefits and communications teams have achieved success with their series of online training video games called It's Your Business. Sylvia Wagner, senior vice president of human resources (HR) at Assurant, says they wanted to help employees understand their business better and wanted to use a model that was new, different and interesting.


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