5 Virtual Reality Recruitment trends for 2018
Most of the current focus around virtual reality (VR) focuses on gaming and entertainment. And rightfully so.
But VR has a lot implications for various industries and in particular virtual reality recruitment services are starting to develop and impact the industry.
There is massive potential for VR in the both the leading and development and recruitment categories as VR gives Human Resources the ability to put candidates and employees in training in the “actual” virtual scenario and see how they handle it.
Virtual Reality Recruitment will be big. And in this article we look at key VR trends in 2018 that will increasingly impact the recruitment process
Here are five VR trends to consider as VR enters the recruiter world:
1. Self validation through gamification
Virtual Reality allows candidates to self-screen themselves in or out based on their ability to perform basic job functions in a Virtual Reality setting whenever they want. It’s quite foreseeable that organisations can fluidly vet high potential candidates who are unknowingly and passively validating their ability to perform a role say through a fire fighting game or F1 racing VR simulation.
2. Pre-boarding and on-boarding
Will people actually enjoy working at your company is an increasing concern for HR teams because cultural fit is viewed as a major causation of a successful onboarding process and successful hire
Recruiters and HR can now use VR to empower candidates to interact with their potential colleagues and experience key aspects of the role and day to day working environment. Well, maybe apart from the chat over coffee or the gossip or thirsty thursday, but we”re sure you get our drift!
3. Career Fairs
Many companies struggle to attract young candidates into industries which do not attract the modern younger generation as they would have done before. By using VR at recruitment fairs organisations have a chance to correct this, show they are open to new ideas and increase their hirings at a younger more technology literate generation. It’s a win win win!
4. Workplace Tour
This is a classic example because VR so easily empowers this and takes it further to covering multiple offices including overseas offices and so the potential candidate and new hire can really get to know how the company works and what it is like to work there as quickly as possible.
5. Automation of skilled training
Automation and technological advances will eliminate some jobs but, like all technology evolutions, also create new ones. One of the areas VR will be useful is the rapid training up of contractors to do a specialist job which requires working expertise.
So there you have it! Those are our 5 virtual reality recruitment trends for 2018