Virtual Reality for recruitment

For larger organisations, where employees are continuously coming in and going out, the application of virtual reality offers some key benefits in the area of recruitment.

The current employment process is already long and when help is needed, there is often not much time to properly evaluate and analyse the good from the bad. For this reason, more and more companies are working with virtual reality systems to streamline the selection of suitable staff.

This has led to the development of independent interview simulators, focused on improving the process. These independent interview simulators are able to deal with questions and situations normally asked in a face to face interview, with the added benefit of being able to analyse and record the results.

From this data a decision can be made regarding the candidate securing a further interview, saving the organisation a lot of time and money.The process does not only save time, but it also ensures a greater level of objectivity removing some of the major issues related to natural human bias.

Many people are rejected for worse candidates simply because they do not “click” with the recruiter. That is the beauty of virtual reality simulations, they do not judge a book by its cover and are fair to every applicant.

The human factor will, of course, remain important, but by deploying virtual reality kiosk mode at an early stage, the process can become increasingly streamlined, increasing the quality of candidates and use of resources.

Virtual Reality for employee training

Virtual reality training is a business application that is already widely used. This applies to both new and existing staff who are being trained. The training of new employees can take a lot of time and manpower even though the content of the training is often the same.

VR scenarios can always be replayed, this allows the instructors more time to focus on each individual person while the ‘standard’ work takes place in the virtual environment.

Employee training can be decentralized, for example, someone in India can be trained to work in a facility in the Netherlands before making the long journey.This is a method that has already been used for years in the healthcare sector. For example, Doctors without borders are trained in VR kiosk before travelling to a war zone. This helps them to be better prepared for the situation.

In addition to new employees, existing employees can also receive additional training. For existing staff, virtual training is much better suited for them than a course with tests and classroom lessons. In this way, multinationals benefit from the ability to provide decentralized training to staff and the ability to objectively map out results.