The Rise of VR In Recruitment

More companies are turning to technology to help their recruitment process become more efficient and successful. In this article, we look at the ways in which Virtual Reality (VR) has been used to revolutionize recruitment and the benefits this can bring.

Key Takeaways

  1. Virtual Reality is becoming more popular with companies looking to innovate through technology
  2. It can be used in the recruitment process to help improve the interview process and provide virtual tours
  3. Utilising Virtual Reality can help you attract a wider talent pool and create a more engaging candidate experience

Virtual Reality (VR) is an interactive, immersive experience that works through a headset to simulate an alternative reality. Putting on this headset allow you to enter a virtual world and have a shared experience with others wearing a headset.

Virtual Reality has increased in popularity over the last few years with the Meta Quest 2 bringing affordable VR Headsets to businesses and individuals. Companies looking for ways to innovate have turned to this technology to help in many areas of their business and one of the key areas it has been implemented is in recruitment.

Lets look at some of the ways that VR can be used to help you improve your recruitment process.

Improve The Interview Process

Interviewing has always been a key part of any recruitment process. Companies schedule hundreds of interviews throughout the year and arranging convenient times for candidates and managers can often be difficult. A huge amount of time and effort can be saved by utilising technologies such as video interviews and virtual reality.

Allowing remote interviews opens up the opportunity to a wider candidate pool and can save on time and resources. Video interviews can be great to replace face-to-face interviews, but this can be taken to another level through VR meetings. This allows you to be immersed in a conversation with your virtual avatars enabling you to feel like you are in the room together.

Show Them Around

If you do have an HQ then you can utilise Virtual Reality to give your candidates an immersive tour. This will allow them to experience what the office will look like and see how people interact within the office environment. 360-degree videos can easily be created which will allow candidates to navigate around the location and feel like they are there.

Attract A Wider Talent Pool

If your company is looking to attract younger applicants, then VR can be a great tool. Not only will using VR technology help attract these candidates but it can also increase levels of engagement. This means you can offer a better candidate experience which can help you land your preferred candidate.

Beyond Recruitment

Beyond the recruitment process, VR has many other applications that be used within companies. This could be anything from training courses that allow employees to replicate real-world scenarios through to virtual team meetings which allow colleagues from around the world to connect and interact in a virtual environment.

Virtual Reality is become more affordable and is increasing in popularity, so it makes sense for companies to look at innovative ways to implement VR in their recruitment process and beyond.

No matter what your recruitment process looks like, ecruit can help you hire the best talent for less. Our fixed-price recruitment services enable you to save time and money through our job advertising and head-hunter packages.

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