Virtual Reality Is Transforming The Recruitment Process!
By Ankit Singh
What is the first thing you get in mind on hearing the term Virtual Reality Apps? Of course, it must be about some gaming experience...right?
Today the very scope of technologies has transformed the way we work and access services around us. However, some of the technologies in this race have evolved drastically, leaving the imagination bar to rework itself.
Quite clichéd though, but it is the fact. And one of the highly transformed technology so far in the tech-world is none other than VR-Virtual Reality. This technology came into existence superimposing the virtual environment for the objects around us, giving a completely different outlook. And it was heavily used within the gaming industry to give that extraordinary experience to the users.
To your surprise VR, today has extended its capabilities, is used in the hiring process, squeezing the efforts to a limit, and helping recruiters to discover better candidates.
Still, wondering how this could all be made possible???
Well, then this blog post is here for you to unleash the magic of Virtual Reality that is going to give an immersive experience to tech-savvy millennials, who are ready to hunt the right job opportunity for their sizzling career path.
Let’ hop onto a technology-filled recruitment journey with this blog post ahead…
Give company tour
For an engaging and immersive recruitment experience, many organizations prefer to give the company tour to candidates, to help them understand the branding voice of an organization, its culture, and other processes. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, this tour has taken a halt, which is somehow becoming inconvenient for the organizations to share their voice with the potential employees. Having said that, you should also not forget that the world's biggest organizations are planning to proceed ahead with the WFH even after the pandemic gets over. In such a scenario, a virtual employer tour is the IN thing, as the attraction phase of the recruiting cycle.
Check how far job is appropriate for them
A recruitment process is long and can be tedious as well. However, something that irks the recruiters most, when employees leave the job stating the reason they never expected this job responsibility. This could happen due to numerous reasons, and while you are reading this post, you might have also gone through this situation. But what's important here to find out the solution that removes the clutter of wrong hiring to cut the cost and time involved in it. To make this happen, and bring oodles of convenience, VR technology has paved its way in the enrollment. This enables individuals to check out if the job is appropriate for them or not. It makes the recruitment task easier further, and hires the RIGHT candidate that fits the demand of the job role.
VR career fairs
It is very evident that job-seekers keep looking for better job opportunities to come their way, and here they visit different job fairs. However, due to the pandemic impact, there are restrictions and social distancing issues, letting candidates avoid the places where more people are gathered, as there is a threat of virus spread.
But with the technology intervention, there can be virtual job-fairs, enabling candidates to find out the best suitable job opportunity fitting their skills.
The assessment of the candidate’s profile out of the existing pile is really a task that needs to be addressed. And technology eases down the road by offering technological platforms to evaluate skills while checking their actual job stability and how far they match the requirements.
Here, candidates get the opportunity to visit the assessment centers or the assessment room (created virtually) and wear the VR goggles to offer an immersive computer-generated environment. This enables organizations to give challenging conditions to the candidates to check their abilities.
In a nutshell
It is very obvious to expect the world of technology to update itself with the best methodologies, and there is much more that will help candidates to seize better job opportunities, through the hands of technology. In the longer run, where we all shall be living in the post-pandemic world sooner, VR meetings and VR environments shall cut the clutter of job regulation or recruitment process. It will certainly ease down the efforts and costs involved in this hiring process making the unimaginable workforce to be a reality for your organization.