Pokemon Go fills talent pipeline

Employer takes advantage of online game
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/16/2016
REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

I’ll admit it — I like Pokemon Go. It’s fun and a little addictive.

I don’t have the teenage fervour gripping many (like my partner’s 15-year-old son who, on a recent trip to Greece, made the unfortunate error of snorkelling for 45 minutes with his iPhone in his shorts). The Mediterranean may be beautiful to look at but its salty brine doesn’t mix well with gadgetry.

His post-Pokemon funk was alleviated only when he got his hands on his mother’s smartphone, where he was able to stroll among the ruins of Greek civilization in search of Magmars and Ponytas to add to his Pokedex.