5 Ways to Use Virtual Reality in Your Company in 2020

VR in Recruitment
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In the 21st century, it’s impossible to talk about HR without wondering how new technologies will transform it. After all, over the last 15 years, automation has left a clear mark in the HR world with the implementation of innovative tools such as social media, AI, dashboards and analytics, just to name a few.

However, there is one in particular that has been claiming territory lately: Virtual Reality
(VR). The fast development of VR has allowed specialists to bring this immersive world from the world of gaming and media into the business field, and most recently into training and recruitment.

Since recruiters and employers are compelled to keep up with the latest technologies in the market in order to succeed, here are some of the ways you can leverage from VR to make your company unique and attractive to the best talent.

1- Rethinking interview assessment: In order to spot the most suitable candidate for a job, it‘s always a good idea to put their skills to the test by setting in hypothetical situations that recreate a typical day of work. VR is a great way to evaluate candidates in action and assess their response to “real life” issues, allowing you to determine if they’re the right fit for the position.

2- Venturing into immersive training :One of the most popular reasons for people to accept a job and stick to it is the possibility to grow within the company. However, training can take a lot of time and some skills can only be properly acquired through trial and error. This is where VR recreation comes into play, allowing learners to put their skills to the test in a controlled and safe environment. Don’t be afraid to use VR to make the right decision when the time comes to choose your next big star.

3- Shortening the distance: Wouldn’t it be nice to have a tool that could bring your employees closer despite of where they are located? Virtual Reality can help build stronger relationships by allowing them to interact and share a virtual workspace, making them feel as if they were together even if they’re hundreds of miles away from each other.

4- Bringing back couch traveling: One of the most awkward stages of hiring new people occurs during the onboarding process, when you have to introduce them to an entire crew of people whose names they’ll probably forget in seconds, because they’re either too nervous or overwhelmed with information. Creating a virtual replica of your office will allow newbies to go over every corner of the office and get familiar with the place and people who work there at their own pace.

5- Including leisure at work: It’s not easy to start in a new job, and even harder to keep your team engaged. Nevertheless, group activities using VR are a great way to make your employees bond with their colleagues and engage with the main goals of your organization.

Technology has become one of the best allies of the HR industry thanks to its versatility and adaptability. From aiding in the onboarding process to facilitating training of the most difficult tasks, Virtual Reality is here to stay and simplify the way people work.

Juliana Posada
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