Digitech Insights. 10 Mar 2022
As new technologies such as virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) have become more common and more accessible, the ways in which they are used are expanding. Today, they are becoming increasingly more prevalent in enhancing staff training as well as recruitment processes.
Augmented reality and virtual reality technologies can create lifelike experiences that are interactive. Environments can be replicated digitally to enable users to explore and manipulate them, which can help create a more engaging experience.
Here are just a few of the ways augmented reality and virtual reality are bringing new life to recruitment and staff training.
Today’s job market is complex and competitive, but cutting-edge technologies can be utilised to give recruiters a competitive advantage. Augmented reality and virtual reality can help recruiters identify the candidates that are a good fit for the role they are filling by gaining a more in-depth sense of their decision making or by testing their capabilities.
When adopting these technologies, recruiters can also add an element of gamification into the recruitment process. While this is a move away from traditional methods of hiring, gamification can help replace application forms and also attract younger candidates.
Introducing gamification into the recruitment process can help determine the candidates who are most interested in the role, resulting in more relevant applications and can help recruiters to assess their skills and capabilities in a less formal way.
Using virtual reality to show candidates the environment they will be working in can help manage expectations, drive interest in the role and also give candidates a better understanding of what the job would entail.
This can be hugely beneficial for the recruitment process as it gives candidates a taste of what to expect and can help them decide if they want to pursue their application.
The British Army have adopted virtual reality technology to give applicants a virtual taste of what their role would involve, this has included driving tanks on Salisbury Plain and skydiving at a British Army air base.
When employing new staff, the onboarding process is vital. It can be the difference between a successful hire or an unsuccessful one. Using virtual reality as part of this process can breathe new life into the process and make it more engaging and immersive. It can provide new hires with the ability to explore the values, ethics and culture of the organisation for themselves.
Equally important is staff training, and these progressive technologies can really be a game changer when it comes to staff training. Traditionally, staff training involves classroom based sessions or in some instances online courses - both of which may not suit every employee's learning preferences.
But by using augmented reality and virtual reality in the training process, it can make the experience more engaging and achieve better outcomes. It also gives employers and trainers the ability to better assess employees abilities, strengths and weaknesses.
The transformative powers of technology have disrupted traditional business models. Every business is now a digital one. To ensure continued growth, stability and longevity, businesses need to source the best tech talent.
Digitech became an early adopter in the transformative technology space. We have built up an enviable client and candidate base through strong relationships, hard work and keeping abreast of industry development. If you are searching for tech talent, get in touch to see how we can help.