VR is extremely useful in 1) improving the interviewers ability to ask questions and assess answers, and 2) creating a more positive onboarding experience for new hires.
By utilizing VR to create interview simulations, HR representatives and managers can practice their interviewing skills and receive real-time feedback on the context and quality of their questioning. In addition, interview simulations may be used to help prepare current employees to interview for internal promotions.
Creating a positive onboarding experience is crucial for a good first impression. By doing so, employees have shown to have a higher engagement rate in their onboarding and higher retention rates compared to those who used traditional training methods. Use VR to introduce new employees to the company, tour the office space, and meet staff members all from the comfort of their home.
Soft skills are vital for successful working lives but they are rarely taught in schools or training with the appropriate amount of time to master it. Though with VR, companies can instill these transferable business and soft skills within their employees, aiding in confidence and active participation.
VR modules enables trainees and employees to practice skills and tasks repeatedly in a safe, comfortable environment. This has often shown to help employees build more confidence in their skills by being able to make mistakes and learn from them properly.
In addition, VR modules and simulations enables trainees to learn by doing, also known as active participation. By engaging in active participation, companies give employees the ability to more naturally perform soft skills in the real-world as they have the necessary practice to do so.
Some of these skills include, but are not limited to, public speaking, sales, negotiations, hospitality, conflict management, and networking.
Use virtual experiences to train employees through experiential learning. By conducting HR training in an immersive virtual environment, organizations can save on the typical training and travel expenses as the entire process can be done online. With VRARRI's multi-device accessible modules, all new hires can go through the same training processes from all over the world. And better yet, it doesn't require all employees to purchase a VR headset to run successfully.
The virtual experiences can be designed to replicate all sorts of complex scenarios, from basic soft skills to conflict management. Learning through practical experience has been shown to increase the quality of learning and retention by 75-90%.
The current diversity and inclusion programs at major corporations often fail in practice due to improper implementation or lack of consistency in the training. By turning to VR, corporations can combat these issues
VR provides a new unique opportunity of allowing employees to literally step into another perspective and be fully immersed in the training. Modules and simulations can be created to resemble complex issues or scenarios that may be too difficult to imagine with traditional training.
Techniques such as identification of harassment, bystander intervention, and on-response training are examples of scenarios that can be replicated with VR to provide employees with proper education that is consistent for all.