Virtual Reality Recruitment and Onboarding Takes Hiring to a New Dimension
Original by Derek Doeing at g2
Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technologies are currently among the most popular and innovative tools being employed across a number of industries. From healthcare and video gaming to retail and education, these technologies have taken the world by storm. And although the HR and recruiting industry has been keeping pace with this trend, it is not a new concept anymore. In recent years, numerous companies (including well-known names such as the U.S. Navy, General Mills, and Jaguar) have embraced VR experiences as a means to boost their recruitment and onboarding processes. With the ongoing travel restrictions due to the ongoing pandemic, companies are left with little choice but to explore new and interesting ways of reaching their potential employees and providing them with immersive experiences. If you are considering leveraging this technology for your own recruitment and onboarding efforts, we are here to help you.
If you’re interested in creating a VR experience to boost your recruiting and onboarding efforts, you’ve come to the right place
What is virtual reality recruitment or onboarding?
Virtual reality recruiting, or VR onboarding is a way to use virtual reality to attract potential candidates to work for a company or organization. It provides a more realistic and immersive look at a company or place and can help people get a better idea of what it would be like to join there or how to get around on the first day of work.
We believe Virtual reality recruitment and onboarding is more than a trend
Indeed, Virtual Reality (VR) in recruitment and onboarding has demonstrated far-reaching potential beyond being a fleeting trend. VR is revolutionizing hiring processes by enabling employers to give candidates a realistic glimpse into their work environment and evaluate skills in practical scenarios. Onboarding also benefits greatly from VR as new employees can familiarize themselves with their job roles, workspaces, and co-workers in a safe, controlled environment. This immersive technology also caters to the need for remote and diverse hiring, making recruitment and onboarding more accessible and efficient than ever before. It’s a powerful tool that can enhance talent acquisition and retention strategies for forward-thinking businesses.
VR Office tours
There’s no better way to showcase yourcompany culturethan with a video. Take that video one step further and use virtual reality to walk people through your office and what a day in the life of one of your employees looks like.
Incorporating VR as a means to show what it’s like to work for your company allows potential applicants to have a personalized and free-flowing way to explore your employer brand.
Think of it as a sort of choose-your-own-adventure game. Upon putting on the headset, the potential applicant can take a virtual walk through the office to see some of the employee perks like the lunch spread or meditation room. They may happen upon an employee or two who provides a testimonial of what they love about working for the company. They could bump into the CEO who gives a quick explanation about the company’s values and mission.
Stand out from the crowd
Hopefully, by now you have a great starting point in implementing virtual reality recruiting as a new strategy for your organization. You’re bound to see a boost to your talent sourcing that will help elevate your employer brand to the next level.
More on this you can find by Root Inc. and their White Paper